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After checking the boxes on the form, please list your top three choices below in order of your preference (with 1 being your top choice).
I will contact you over the next several weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you for your involvement!
—Anne Kelley, PA volunteer chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-718-4181
This is a two-year opportunity, serving the first year as co-vice chair and the second year as PA co-chair. Serves on PA executive board. As one of two co-vice chairs, responsibilities include: overseeing the class representatives and supporting the co-chairs as needed; attending monthly PA meetings and monthly PA executive board meetings. In your second year as co-chairs, responsibilities include: developing agendas for both the PA and PA executive board meetings; chairing monthly PA meetings; submitting communications for the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter; working with Class reps and the PA board members/committee chairs to plan and execute Nobles PA events; meeting regularly with the head of school and/or other Nobles faculty and staff; attending Nobles trustees’ meetings; and participating on the volunteer committee to select next year’s PA board members. As vice co-chairs, you will be working closely with Erin Epker and Caroline Ryan, 2021–2022 PA co-chairs.
This is a two-year opportunity. Responsibilities include: serving on the PA executive board; attending monthly PA meetings and monthly PA executive board meetings; liaising closely with the digital media chair to ensure a clear, consistent flow of information between the school and families; collecting weekly notices from various PA board positions for submission in the weekly schoolwide email; updating PA board information on the parent-guardian portal; assessing the effectiveness of communications and making improvement recommendations. Participates on the volunteer committee to select next year’s PA Board members.
Digital Media Chair
This is a one-year opportunity. Responsibilities include: serving on the PA executive board (for this inaugural year only); attending monthly PA meetings and monthly PA executive board meetings; liaising closely with the communications chair to ensure a clear, consistent flow of information between the school and families; assisting in the technology needs around hybrid PA meetings and class coffees; ensuring written/audio records of PA meetings are published; digitizing and managing PA board binders; managing and growing the PA’s presence on social media, namely Instagram; assessing the effectiveness of communications and making improvement recommendations. Participates on the volunteer committee to select next year’s PA board members. (Responsibilities will be reevaluated for the 2022–2023 school year and the role on the PA executive board is only for the inaugural year as we get the role and liaison to the communications chair established).
This is a two-year opportunity. Responsibilities include: serving on PA executive board; attending monthly PA meetings and monthly PA executive board meetings; developing and managing the annual PA budget with the Nobles business office and making sure PA committee chairs and Class reps stay on budget; providing monthly financial reports and coordinating reimbursements. Every two years the PA holds a Yard Sale (next will be 2022–2023) during which the treasurer works closely with the Yard Sale co-chairs over the two days of the sale to manage cash sales and charges/chits to student accounts. Participates on the volunteer committee to select next year’s PA board members.
This is a two-year opportunity. Responsibilities include: serving on the PA executive board; attending monthly PA meetings and monthly PA Executive Board meetings, chairing the volunteer committee which selects the following year’s PA board members, including updating the online PA Volunteer Interest form, promoting getting involved at PA meetings and in the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter, keeping track of all submissions and communicating with all parents and guardians throughout the volunteer process. Additionally works with PA board members and event organizers to recruit volunteers through assisting with SignUp Genius and maintaining and updating the volunteer section on the Nobles website.
Arts Ambassador Co-Chairs
This is a two-year opportunity. Position is for two shadows for the 2021–2022 school year working closely with and assisting Jackie Finard Hughes and Jane Johnstone (2021–2022 arts ambassadors co-chairs), then taking over as co-chairs in the 2022–2023 school year. Responsibilities include: working closely with the Nobles arts department chairs, helping to promote and enrich all aspects of the arts at Nobles, including music, dance, theatre, voice, and visual arts. This includes announcements as necessary in the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter and at PA meetings. It also involves getting parents and guardians on board to help with supporting the various performances; organizing parent/guardian receptions and a parent/guardian art enrichment event.
Athletics Cookouts Co-Chairs
Responsibilities include: organizing one or two home game cookouts in the fall (Friday/Saturday Night Lights in the fall) and one in the spring, and sourcing food and volunteers for the cookouts. *New for the 2021–2022 school year: you will also work closely with the PA executive board to organize a PA “welcome tent” for two or three home game Saturdays, and organize parent/guardian volunteers. Also includes publicizing these events at PA meetings and in the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter. You will also coordinate with the athletic department staff on these event(s).This is a parent and guardian community-building role and we hope to make it more impactful next year as we hope to have parents and guardians on campus for sporting events.
Athletic Liaison Co-Chairs
Responsibilities include being a resource for team captain parents/guardians (both JV and varsity) and a liaison with the school as team captain parents/guardians are organizing team dinners and post season banquets. New next year will be an effort to get the JV teams to organize team dinners to help build community among these teams. This role can be done remotely; it is not required to be on campus for these team events. Each sports season, the liaisons will receive a sport-specific list of captains’ parents/guardians. The liaisons are responsible for contacting the captains’ parents/guardians to offer assistance.
Each grade is represented by two Class reps, with the exception of Class I, which has three Class reps. Responsibilities include: working with the class deans and parent/guardian volunteers throughout the school year, coordinating and organizing all class events including parent coffees, activities/walks, parent socials and surprise lunches and class community building events. Class reps are also responsible for submitting communications for the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter to promote events and to encourage attendance and volunteers if needed; and managing the class budget. You will work closely with the PA vice co-chairs.
Community Service Co-Chairs
Responsibilities include: promoting parent/guardian involvement in community service by organizing PA group community service projects; arranging three PA community service outings at charities around Boston; publicizing these events at PA meetings and in the weekly newsletters; and coordinating parent/guardian involvement.
DEI Liaison Co-Chairs
This is a new and evolving role for two co-chairs. Responsibilities include: acting as liaisons between the Nobles Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Parents’ Association; promoting awareness of opportunities for learning and engagement; facilitating communication about the department of DEI, Nobles affinity groups and the Parents’ Association community through announcements at PA meetings and the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter.
EXCEL Liaison Co-Chairs
Responsibilities include: acting as the liaison between the EXCEL Department and the parent/guardian community; promoting awareness of the many Nobles EXCEL opportunities, including Achieve, community service, global immersion and study away programs; facilitating communication between the EXCEL department and the parent/guardian community through announcements at PA meetings and the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter; and organizing and managing parent/guardian volunteers for EXCEL programs/events, including the Achieve Care Package program in the fall for Achieve graduates in their first year of college.
Employee Appreciation Lunch Co-Chairs
There are two employee appreciation lunch events, one held in the fall and one in the spring, each with their own co-chairs. Responsibilities include: coming up with a theme, working with FLIK dining services to create a special lunch for faculty and staff, and coordinate a few volunteers to serve and decorate for the event. This is a one and done event and a great way to give back to the Nobles faculty and staff, who really enjoy this special lunch all for them! The date of each event is determined by the school, usually in early November for the fall and mid-April for the spring.
GrandGuest Day Co-Chairs
This is no longer a two-year commitment; Responsibilities include working with the development office to organize this one-day event, usually held on a Friday in early May, when Nobles welcomes hundreds of GrandGuests to campus for classes and lunch with their GrandStudent. Your responsibilities will also include attending GrandGuest Day and organizing the parent/guardian volunteers for help needed with decorating, registration and the lunch the day of the event. Ideally you can also attend the GrandGuest Day in the spring of your appointment. (2021 GrandGuest Day will be held virtually in late April so will probably not need to attend. Planning to be back on campus for May of 2022.) This day is a favorite for parent/guardian volunteers—as a GrandGuest Day Co-Chair you are guaranteed to connect with fellow parents/guardians as you help make this a fabulous day for the many GrandGuests!
Green Team Liaison Chair
Serves as the liaison between the PA and the Nobles Green Team, which includes faculty and student leaders from the Environmental Action Club, working with all members of the Nobles community to ensure environmental sustainability. Responsibilities include attending 3-4 Green Team meetings, assisting with Green Team projects, and soliciting parent and guardian volunteers if needed. Also includes communicating ongoing efforts at PA meetings and through the schoolwide email/newsletter.
Host Program Co-Chairs
This is a two-year opportunity; Position is for two shadows for the 2021-2022 school year working closely with and assisting Carla Higgins and Brooke Laughlin (2021–2022 Host Program co-chairs), then taking over as co-chairs in the 2022–2023 school year. Responsibilities include: working with the admission office to recruit Nobles families to serve as hosts for newly-admitted families and organizing two admitted student family events in the spring. If you want to help new families get connected to Nobles, this is a position for you!
Parent-Guardian Book Group Co-Chairs
Responsibilities include: Creating 3–5 opportunities during the school year for parents and guardians to meet in a casual environment (at the Castle and perhaps a virtual gathering); choosing books to read and discuss, leading the discussions and publicizing the events at the monthly PA meetings and in the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter.
Parent-Guardian Outing Tri-Chairs
We are hoping to get three people for this position for the 2021–2022 school year to increase the PA’s role in getting parents and guardians together in fun, interesting and relaxed settings.
Responsibilities include: organizing parent/guardian gatherings in a casual setting, (such as morning walks, fitness classes, hikes, museum trips, craft events, or educational talks) and publicizing these events at the monthly PA meetings and in the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter. Given the success of the weekly walks, we will hope to continue this weekly next year—on- or off-campus—as we continue to offer additional ways to get parents and guardians regularly connected with each other. You will meet many parents and guardians as one of these tri-chairs!
Parents' Association Fall or Spring Social Co-Chairs
There are two all-school parent and guardian socials, one in early fall (September) and one in the spring (April); each event has its own two co-chairs. Both events are held on campus (in the Castle) and food and beverages are coordinated through FLIK dining services. These are fun, one and done events to organize and do your part in getting our parent and guardian community together and connected!
Parents' Independent Schools Network (PIN) Co-Chairs
Responsibilities include: Attending PIN meetings and lectures; reporting on PIN topics to the PA at the monthly PA meetings and in the weekly schoolwide email/newsletter; and promoting upcoming PIN lectures as well as PIN community service opportunities. PIN is a fabulous parent and guardian resource for many topics that are relevant for us, our children and our school communities.
Yard Sale Co-Chairs
We will not be filling this position this coming year. Given the pandemic the next Nobles Yard Sale will be in October 2022. Responsibilities include: organizing and managing the fall Nobles Yard Sale; overseeing the recruitment of parent/guardian volunteers, advertising, and the collection of items to be sold, and running the two-day sale. Proceeds from this event support the Achieve Program at Nobles. (Expressing interest now does not preclude you from being involved with the 2021–2022 PA board, nor does it commit you to the role for the 2022 Yard Sale!...yet we do want people to be aware of this change and future involvement opportunity because it is one of the most community-building roles on the PA board).
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Thank you for your interest in getting involved with the Nobles PA! Before submitting, please remember to indicate at the top of the form your interests in order of preference if applicable. For any questions, please contact PA Volunteer Chair Anne Kelley: email@example.com or 781-718-4181.