Annual Volunteer Report 2016-17

Bryant Elementary School
Annual Volunteer Report 2016-2017

Volunteer Hours September 2016-June 2017
Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator

Community Volunteers: Academic Support/Health Room Support/Event Support
Volunteers participated from a variety of programs at the University of Washington such as Work/Study and Carlson Center. We welcomed other UW volunteers from various academic departments plus other college students from the community. University of Washington pre-nursing students staffed our Health Room. A University of Washington Instructor and UW students from the UW Center for Philosophy for Children engaged with Mr. Gallagher’s Kindergarten class, Ms. Satzinger’s 1st grade class and Mr. Arango’s 5th grade class. A Roosevelt Drama class volunteered in Mr. Jones Kindergarten class. Students from Eckstein Middle School, Jane Addams Middle School and Roosevelt high school volunteered at the Bryant Blast and Bryant Play. A University Prep high school student volunteered with Ms. Weinman’s Health & P.E. classes. All community volunteers attended an orientation presented by Ann Marie Patterson and completed the SPS volunteer requirements.

Classroom Tutors — Academic Support
College students and community members tutored students in the classroom on a regular weekly basis at the request of teachers. Tutors provided support in math, reading, writing and science in 10 classrooms.
19 tutors • Total Hours: 1,114 hours    

Community Volunteers — short term classroom engagement
A Roosevelt High School Drama class and their teacher, Ben Stuart, plus a Seattle Children’s Theatre staff member volunteered four sessions in Mr. Jones Kindergarten class. A former Bryant alum, now a senior at University Prep, volunteered in Ms. Weinman’s Health & PE classes for two school days.
Volunteers: 22 • Total Hours: 115 hours

Health Room Volunteers
University of Washington pre-nursing students staffed our Health Room all day (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) on Monday and Thursday plus two Mondays a month, addressing first aid needs/ health complaints from students and supporting our office staff. UW pre-nursing students assisted our school nurse with the fall vision/hearing screenings for all enrolled students. A recently retired pediatrician and former Bryant parent, also volunteered in the Health Room as a substitute and assisted with the hearing screenings.
Health Room Volunteers: 18 •  Total Hours: 430 hours

Community Events and Music Program Volunteers
Bryant Blast volunteers (17) included students from Eckstein Middle School, Jane Addams Middle School and Roosevelt High School. Bryant Play volunteers (6) included students from Eckstein Middle School, Roosevelt High School and Jane Addams Middle School. Rowena Wedemeyer, community volunteer and outstanding musician, directed the 5th grade Handbell Choir weekly.
Community Event Volunteers: 24 •  Total Hours: 226 hours

5th grade Science Fair Volunteers
Science Fair mentor scientists from the University of Washington led small groups of 5th grade students in our annual Science Fair program. Teams met weekly for 8 weeks to work on a science fair project that applied the scientific method to a question posed by the mentors/students. Mentor scientists participated from the following programs at the University of Washington: Aeronautics/Astronautics, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Oceanography, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Oceanography, Biology and Neurobiology. Bryant parent, Lauren Abraham, served as the Science Fair Coordinator. Bryant parent volunteers assisted during the 8 week Science Fair Sessions.
Community Mentor Scientists: 24 Mentors          
Bryant parent support volunteers: 13
Total volunteers: 37  
Community Mentor Scientists Hours: 552 hours
Total Science Fair volunteer hours: 591 hours

Bryant Parent Volunteers 
Bryant parents served as outstanding leaders on essential committees such as the PTSA Board, BLT and Arts Committee. Parents also provided leadership and support for numerous programs such as the Annual Campaign, Drama (school play), Art Docent, Bryant Blast, Bryant Blast Online Auction, Hunger Intervention Program (HIP), Field Day, Weekly Editors, Yearbook Editors, Writer’s Celebration, Reflections, Chess Club, 5thGrade camp Islandwood chaperones, Garden Buddies, Room Parents, Playground & Lunchroom Supervision, Bike to Bryant, Running Club and many other vital committees. Parents also volunteered in the classroom supporting academics and volunteered as field trip chaperones. All parent volunteers completed the SPS volunteer requirements and had the opportunity to attend an orientation. I gave two New Parent Orientations assisted by the PTSA Volunteer Coordinators. In addition, I met individually with parent volunteers to answer questions and give mini-orientations.
Bryant Parent Volunteers: 456 • Bryant Parent Volunteer Hours:  16,150 hours
Total Community Volunteers: 107 •  Community Volunteer Hours: 2,437 hours

Grand Total Bryant Volunteers: 563        
Grand Total Bryant Volunteer Hours: 18,587

National Independent Sector Values volunteer service hours @$24.14/hour = $448, 690.18