Parent Volunteer Association

Hello, Selwyn House Parents!

As you can see from the information below, we have many different opportunities for parents to get involved in the wonderful world of volunteering at Selwyn! 

Our goal is to help create a strong parent body that feels connected to the school making it a better place every day.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us for anything—questions, concerns, suggestions or anything!  We're all here for you and can't wait to meet you in person soon!

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

The Parent Volunteer Association helps the school by providing support to classroom and school activities. There are so many ways to get involved and the help is always very much appreciated.  It’s fun and a great way to meet other parents. Some of the areas where volunteers are required are listed here. If you are interested in helping out, please email the contact person listed below.  If you would like to know more about the Parent Volunteer Association at Selwyn, please contact the Co-Chairs of the PVA, Joyce McCauley, jmercutio@hotmail.com and Laura Osborne accesslaura@hotmail.com. 

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Contact: Nathalie Gervais, gervaisn@selwyn.ca  
Volunteers are needed to welcome potential new families at various events organized by the Admissions Office. Admission volunteers also welcome new families and provide a “buddy system” for them for the upcoming year.


THE ARGYLE SHOP

Contact: Business Office, Pia Lalli, lallip@selwyn.ca  
Volunteers are needed throughout the year to work weekly two-hour shifts. Additional volunteers also provide assistance with the physical inventory, receiving stock, restocking shelves and providing additional sales support during busier seasons.


CLASS PARENTS

Coordinator: 
Anne Garschagen, annegarschagen@gmail.com

These volunteers represent the parents of students in a particular class and provide a line of communication with the class teachers. Teachers have a variety of support requests and needs. Class parents may be asked to assist with the following activities: classroom decorating, facilitating class-related outings, carpool arrangements and parent get-togethers, assisting with school photos and vaccinations and involvement in special events.


DECORATING AND SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION

Contact : Krystal DuBose, krystaldubose2016@gmail.com
Volunteers are needed to decorate the front entrance, main hallways and the Rossy Agora to mark the various seasons and/or holidays. Several display cases also need to be decorated with archival materials and posters before major school events.


LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS

Contact: Alisa Soukhodolskaia,  soukhodolskaiaa@selwyn.ca
Volunteers assist by shelving books, repairing books before professional re-binding, maintaining and creating displays and bulletin boards, entering data for cataloguing, and correcting database errors.
A plant caretaker is also needed to water plants once a week and to provide general maintenance such as re-potting.


LUNCH SERVICE

Contact: Carla Bogdaneris, carla@bogdaneris.com
This is great job for Kindergarten to Grade 1 parents who will enjoy seeing their sons at lunch! It’s also a great way to meet other parents in the school. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch to Kindergarten to Grade 1 boys.


PARENT CONTACTIVITY

Contact: Amanda Jelowicki, amandajelowicki@hotmail.com and Krista Plank, kristaplank@gmail.com
The goal of Parent Contactivity is to try and connect parents with parents, and parents with the school.  Volunteering in this area helps foster a deep sense of community at Selwyn house, and help parents feel that they are a part of a big family.  From organizing walks, to morning coffees and dinner dates the hope is that parents forge bonds with each other, just as their children do in class.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Volunteers are needed to coordinate and offer support for a wide array of school activities and special events throughout the year. These events include:
 
Gryphon Sales: (September, January & May) Volunteers gather, sort and sell second-hand uniform items during the Gryphon Sale. All proceeds go towards the Scholarship Fund. Contact: Joyce McCauley, jmercutio@hotmail.com 
 
Elementary School Play: (December) Working with new play director Ryan Kennedy, volunteers help to create sets and costumes, find props and apply makeup for the performances. Contact: Ryan Kennedy, kennedyr@selwyn.ca 
 
Staff Appreciation: Volunteers are needed to help make this activity extra special for teachers. New ideas for ways to appreciate the faculty and staff are always welcome. Parents are needed to bake or cook for the potluck lunch. Contact: Leila Roiter, leila.roiter21@gmail.com
 
Senior School Service Day: A day of community service amongst various Montreal organizations for Grade 11 students.  Contact: TBD
 
Art Aide: Working with our art teacher, volunteers are needed to post artwork, prepare materials and gloss or varnish items. Contact: Catherine Dupras, duprasc@selwyn.ca
Judging: Volunteers are needed to judge science fairs, debating and public speaking events.  When judges are required, a notice will be put in the weekly update.

Cultural Liaison: Danping Shi, Danping_shi@hotmail.com

Executive Committee

Kimberly Auclair
auclairk@selwyn.ca
Selwyn On-Staff Coordinator
Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Carla Bogdaneris
carla@bogdaneris.com
Lunch Duty Coordinator

Krystal DuBose
krystaldubose2016@gmail.com
Decorating and School Beautification
 
Anne Garschagen
annegarschagen@gmail.com
Class Parent Coordinator
Gryphon Sale

Amanda Jelowicki
amandajelowicki@hotmail.com
Parent Contactivity

Joyce McCauley
jmercutio@hotmail.com
Co-Chair
Gryphon Sale
Admissions

Anne-Valerie Menard
valmenard@me.com
Gryphon Sale

Laura Osborne
accesslaura@hotmail.com
Co-Chair
Back to School Coffee

Krista Plank
kristaplank@gmail.com
Parent Contactivity

Leila Roiter
leila.roiter21@gmail.com
Staff Appreciation 

Danping Shi
Danping_shi@hotmail.com
Cultural Liaison