Steller Parent Volunteer Opportunities
To work with Steller Be the Change our community volunteer program email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School Night and Family BBQ August
The entire Steller community gathers at school to welcome new students, reconnect with each other at the beginning of the school year and meet your student’s teachers.
Up to 15 parents are needed for kitchen prep, running the BBQ, serving, cleaning supervision. Parent Group provides hamburgers, bean burgers, hot dogs and fix-ins and lemonade. Families bring side dishes and desserts.
Steller’s advisory groups sponsor dances throughout the year.
Parent chaperones are required, generally for 2 hr. blocks of time
Teacher/Staff Luncheon monthly
One of the things families recognize when they choose to attend Steller is that we have no lunchroom. We do, however, have a wonderful staff, many of whom give up their own lunch hour and open their classrooms to students seeking a safe, comfortable, cozy, quiet (or jovial, depending on the classroom) space for lunch five days a week. In recognition, and appreciation of this, the parents and students host Staff Appreciation Luncheons. In the past, Advisory Groups have worked together in pairs, to provide lunch on a scheduled Wednesday in the Staff Lounge.
Parents donate a main, side or dessert.
All school fundraiser to celebrate Steller and raise money for all our activities. 11th grade students help organize the auction.
Parents solicit donations, help publicize, set and clean up day of the event, provide data entry and technical support. Families provide finger food and desserts.
Intensives December and May
These are two-week periods in which the school ends regular classes and allows students and teachers to focus on a single subject the entire day. Popular intensives include winter wilderness camping, national and international travel, various outdoor activities, photography, video production, mentorships in the community, art, and cooking.
Parents help with driving and as needed.
Parent Group monthly
Interested parents help organize events and provide support for the student body and staff. Gives input to school policy and procedures.
Parents meet the first Wednesday of the month for an hour and a half.
Advisory Board monthly
A group of students, staff and parents (7 elected) makes policy decisions for the Steller community, e.g. how money from the auction is spent, kitchen policies, academic credit for student government participation, prioritization of facility needs, how frequently an intensive may be repeated.
Parents meet once a month for an hour and half.
This is an elected position and representatives are elected at the September parent group meeting.
Activity Night April
Steller staff/students organize and directs activities for a 12 hr. overnight at the school. Students are not allowed to sleep. Seniors make breakfast in the early a.m.
Parents help chaperone in 3 hr. shifts or all night or help with breakfast and cleanup.
Talent Show and Dessert Potluck and Winter Prom January
Open House and Ice Cream Social and Alternative School Fair February
Steller Olympics and Spring Prom April
Parents provide food, setup, chaperone, cleanup and coordination as needed.
Souper Steller, Field trips, Steller Directory, escrip Coordinator, Website updating, admin and phone support for the office or parent group, library, yearbook proofreading and of course helping the teachers when requested!