PTC Volunteer Form Fall 2021-22


Find an opportunity that works for you and get involved! No experience necessary. Please submit your form by Friday, September 10.

First Name
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Annual Fundraiser 

You will assist the Co-Chairs with many aspects of the Annual Fundraiser, including securing auction items, soliciting sponsorships, promotion and day-of event set-up. 
I volunteer to be a/on:

Book Fairs & Book Swap Committee and Library Volunteers

Book Fair/Swap Committee Member: You will work shifts to help set-up and check-out guests at the Book Fairs & Book Swap.
Library Volunteer: On dates/times of your choice, you will assist the librarians with assorted tasks within the library. Volunteer once or every week.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Booster Club Committee
Booster Club Co-Chair: You will help the Athletic Director organize events to promote school spirit and support BZ athletic teams. You will also assist in planning the annual Athletic Banquet. 
Booster Club Committee Member: You will work shifts at Booster Club events, typically immediately after school, to help with concessions, passing out BZ swag, etc. 
I volunteer to be a/on:
Challah Committee
Challah Committee Member: You will regularly help the Challah Committee label challahs and distribute them to classrooms, typically on Fridays between 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Please note that we will be following current Covid protocols.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Friends of JEFF (Jewish Experiences for Families) Committee
JEFF Committee Member: You will work closely with Head of Jewish Experiences for Families, Hagit Lewis, to bring inclusive Jewish experiences to students, parents and families for connecting within and across grades. Programs focus on celebrating traditions and rituals, socializing in a Jewish context and exploring spirituality.  Your role will include brainstorming program specifics and promoting and executing events.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Fundraising & Retail Committee
Fundraising/Retail Committee Member: You will help the Fundraising & Retail Co-Chairs execute their events by working shifts at in-person sales events, working at a Spirit Gear sale, sharing your network of potential vendors & partners, etc.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Lunchroom Committee
Lunchroom Committee Constant: You will have the first chance at selecting lunchtime volunteer shifts (Monday through Thursday 11:15 am - 1:00 pm). You can choose to volunteer weekly, monthly, or whenever you are free. Lunchroom Constants also help the Lunchroom Co-Chairs fill in gaps when other volunteers are unavailable. Please note that we will be following current Covid protocols.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Parent Networking Committee
Parent Networking CommitteeYou will work to reinstate this committee aimed at connecting parents for business and networking opportunities. You will work to spotlight community-owned businesses and connect families with services provided by their fellow parents.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Parking Lot Committee
Parking Lot Constant: The Parking Lot Co-chairs will reach out to you when they need additional volunteers for Parking Lot Duty.
I volunteer to be a/on:

Special Friends Event Committee: 

Special Friends Committee Member: You will help prepare invitations, programs and decor, as needed, in advance of the event and help register and guide guests, as needed, on Grandparent and Special Friends Day.
I volunteer to be a/on:
Teacher Appreciation Committee
Teacher Appreciation Committee Member: You will assist the Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs to execute their events throughout the school year - setting up coffee stations, delivering treats and surprises, packaging gifts, etc. 
I volunteer to be a/on:
Yad B’Yad Committee (“Hand in Hand” - Our Community Outreach Committee)
Yad B'Yad Committee Member: You will be assigned to help execute 1 (or more, if desired) service project event. Activities include - working with the organization to determine needs, promoting the event, recruiting participants and helping with day-of-event logistics. 
I volunteer to be a/on:
Young Families Event Committee
Young Families Committee Member: You will assist the Co-Chairs with preparation for the Young Family Event and be available to work a shift during the event - registration, help with programming, serving snacks, etc.
This is a winter-time, weekend afternoon event for families of children in grades Nursery through 2nd”
I volunteer to be a/on:

Please submit your requests by Friday, September 10. Questions? Reach out to Merritt DeWitt at or 312-714-7359. 

Please Note:
We aim to honor all parents’ volunteer requests. Due to great interest in some areas, we may ask you to consider being involved in an alternate committee but we will not assign you to a committee you did not request without speaking to you first. 
Each committee will have a liaison to the PTC Exec Board as well as an Administrative liaison to provide support.
Committee work may be affected by COVID protocols in place during the 2021-2022 school year. We will work together to create meaningful programming within the COVID parameters. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and helping to build a better, stronger Bernard Zell!



PTC Executive Board 2021-22

Merritt DeWitt 
President Elect:
Ericka Thacker 
Elana Tennenbaum
Retail/Fundraising Strategist:
Tamar Jacoby
Chair of Community Engagement:
Deena Goldstein 
Marketing & Communications Officer:
Karen Raviv 
Leslie Alter 
Katie Schaffer
Pilot Advisory Role:
Allyson Becker