Join our 2020-21 Board & Committees
The Leigh Home & School Club (HSC) is seeking parents who would like to be engaged in our school. We need people to share their skills and interests such as… website updates, volunteer coordination, gardening, writing, finances, data management, technology etc. We also need parents for once-off projects such as the Stampede 5K on May 16, 2021. We would love to talk to you and bring you on to one of our teams. Whatever your skills or interests, we will find a place for you!
Please contact our president at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Join us and help make a difference at Leigh. It takes a village – this is your village!
Why Do Parents Volunteer at Leigh?
We asked our Board and Committee parents why they volunteer at Leigh. Here are some of the responses…
“I volunteer because I want the school to run well and efficiently, and the more people that help, the better a school will be.”
“I am a huge supporter of public schools and the role they play in bringing our community together. Leigh Home & School Club plays a vital role by allowing parents to provide further support for our school’s mission. As a Board member I get to help direct and focus this parent support to provide maximum benefit to the students. I also get to be involved in the community and meet all of the amazing administrators, teachers, students and parents.”
“I volunteer to serve as a role model for my children so they will see the value of volunteering in our community and want to do the same when they are older, and to learn more about Leigh from the teachers’ and administration’s perspective.” “I volunteer becuase I want to make a difference in our community, and be a part of creating a positive environment for all of our students, parents and teachers.”
“Home & School Club is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose main focus is to foster a healthy, positive school environment for all students. Volunteering allows me to make a contribution to the school and stay aware of what is happening at the school and in my students’ academic lives. It also allows me to hang out with some really wonderful people.”
“I volunteer because I enjoy giving back to my community, supporting our amazing staff and making Leigh a better place for all our students. I enjoy knowing what is going on in the school, because my students don’t always communicate everything with me!”
“I volunteer because I want to have a positive influence on the school and because sometimes we have the option to complain or do and it’s always better to “do.” I volunteer because I want to role model for my children (if you want change, make it happen), and because it’s rewarding to give back to the community – and it’s appreciated!”
HSC Board & Committees
Oversee and lead the Executive Board at its monthly meetings. Coordinate with other booster groups and serves as the primary interface with the Principal and District.
Act as aide to the President. In the absence of the President, assume the President’s duties. Organize and present staff grant requests to the HSC Board. Find and schedule volunteers for Registration days, and work with Admin to help them run Registration days smoothly.
Keep a record of proceedings of the monthly Board meetings; publish meeting agendas and meeting minutes.
Act as custodian of HSC’s funds, financial records, and other financial documents. Receive and disburse all monies as authorized by HSC’s annual budget or as directed by action of HSC and keep accurate financial records. Present a statement of account at each HSC meeting. Work with outside accounting firm to prepare all reports, filings and statements as required by the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board. Prepare annual budget along with the Executive Board of HSC prior to the first HSC meeting of school year. Work with committee leads to ensure that proper financial controls are followed.
Ensures that parliamentary procedure is followed during HSC Board Meetings. Updates and maintains the Leigh Home and School Club By-Laws.
Perform an annual examination of the financial records and procedures of HSC as well as Sports & Spirit Boosters during the month of August and render a written report to HSC as to whether funds have been properly administered and that good financial practices have been followed.
Technology – Google Drive Support
Manage Gsuite – transferring ownership as needed, training new users, providing support to users, ensuring our mailing lists are up to date.
Create volunteer sign up sheet, collect volunteer data and distribute to various HSC chairs.
One of the primary focus’ of the HSC is to build community. To that end, we plan three community events each year… a Freshman Orientation Welcome in early August, a Back to School Night Welcome in late August, and the Longhorn Stampede 5K Run/Walk in June. We have teams in place for each of these events with many different roles needed in each.
Campus Beautification Team
Coordinates beautification projects that could range from landscaping to general school clean-up. Work with Principal and Activities Director to plan projects and recruit parent and student volunteers. Time commitment depends on scope and frequency of the projects planned.
Ensure that communication is streamlined and cohesive. Manage the HSC website and Facebook page. Manage all email communications (notifications, reminders etc, as needed by all board members). Create a monthly newsletter. Write thank you emails to all parents who donate (coordinate with Treasurer).
Staff Appreciation & Hospitality Team
Oversees the provision of refreshment at several standing events through the year, including incoming Freshmen Parents’ Welcome, Senior Awards, and more. Also provides regular luncheons for Leigh faculty and staff. Committee chair creates a sign up sheet for volunteers to provide food donations and to help with set-up and clean-up.
Plan and organize grad night for the Seniors.
Financial Advisory Rep and Facilities Advisory Reps: Attend meetings at the District office (usually bi-monthly) as a representative of the Leigh parent community. Report back to the Leigh parent community at the monthly HSC meetings. Encourage HSC members to stay aware of District Board activities through the online resources offered (Agendas, Board documents, Minutes, and recorded meetings are all available online).
PAPA – HSC Liaison
Attend all PAPA and HSC meetings. Provide a brief report to each group about any matters of relevance discussed at the other meeting.
Sports Boosters – HSC Liaison
Attend all Sports Boosters and HSC meetings. Provide a brief report to each group about any matters of relevance discussed at the other meeting.
Spirit Boosters – HSC Liaison
Attend all Spirit and HSC meetings. Provide a brief report to each group about any matters of relevance discussed at the other meeting.