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Aurora Quest K-8
17315 E. 2nd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011 [map]
303-343-3664
Fax: 303-326-1237

Attendance Line:
303-326-1637

Clinic: 303-326-1537

Kelsey Haddock, Principal
Jesus Germes, Assistant Principal
Pamela Birx, Dean of Students
Desarae Reese, Athletics Director
Rob Lipson, Counselor
Shauna Veen, Counselor
Shelley Hubbard, Secretary
Cindy Stoeber, Registrar

Erinn Hill, Attendance Clerk, Bookkeeper


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Aurora Public Schools offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students. For more information, visit the AGATE Website.

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Looking to get in your 20 hours of volunteer time? We have many needs to meet your availability and interests. Please browse through our current opportunities listed below. Some opportunities link to their own Sign up Genius page. Click these links to access all the specific information you need to get plugged in. This list is updated as new opportunities become available, details are finalized, Sign up Genius are created or as chairpersons get appointed, so don’t forget to check back often.

 

ATHLETICS 

Parents and guardians receive volunteer hour credits when they attend athletic events. Please see the “Sports” tab for specific schedules and meet events.

 

IN-SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Nurse Clinic (Ongoing).  Ice packs are needed every couple days.  (who knew???)  If you are able to help our nurse make these (very simple, fill Ziploc baggies with ice), please contact the clinic at 303-326-1537.

Crossing Guards (On-Going). Looking for individuals to help keep our students safe while crossing our parking lot. Shifts are approximately 7:20-7:45 and 2:30-2:25 Mon-Tues/Thur-Fri and 9:15-9:35 on Wed. Two volunteers are needed for each shift. Interested volunteers must take the APS Risk Specialist crossing-guard training before they can be assigned a shift. If interested, please contact Pamela Birx at pjbirx@aurorak12.org.

Library (On-Going). BOOK FAIR November 5th - November 9th Click here to Volunteer. Volunteers are needed to work in the library. Must be able to commit to at least one 7:45-12:00 shift a month.  Duties include helping students check out books and restocking the shelves. Training is required. Contact Amy Johnson if you'd like to help at amycj@juno.com.

Cafeteria (On-Going). The school cafeteria is looking for individuals to help out during the student’s lunch time. Duties include assisting students through the salad bar, looking up forgotten lunch numbers and assisting small fingers in opening containers. You would also help keep the cafeteria clean by wiping down tables, sweeping and mopping. Shifts are Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 10:30-12:30 and Wednesdays 11:15-1:00. Direct questions to the main office 303-343-3664.

Giving Tree (On-Going). Located in the front hallway of the school, teachers and staff use the Giving Tree to communicate specific items needed to supplement their classrooms to the Quest community. Please stop by the giving tree and see what special needs you can fulfill for a staff member.

Staff Appreciation (April/May). Each year, we like to take a week to thank the teachers and staff of Quest for all their hard work. We need volunteers to help out the chairperson with the meals, posters, and other prep work necessary to ensure our staff feels appreciated. 

Field Day (May). Field Day is a big event that requires many volunteers to run each of the field day stations. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, high school students or other adults that the students know can sign up to help. If you are interested in volunteering email Ms. Reese at  DDREESE@aurorak12.org

 

 

PARENT-BASED COMMITTEES

Parent Based Committees Overview. Any time spent participating or attending the following Parent Based Committees counts towards your volunteer hours. Many of these committees were started by parents like you.

Accountability Committee (Second Tuesday of every month 5-6 pm, media center, before PTA). At these meetings, we will discuss how to create a positive and supportive culture between school and home for gifted students.  The Accountability Committee reviews the school improvement plan and gives suggestions to administration for improvements at Quest. 

Equity and Engagement

This committee, comprised of staff and parents, recognizes students and empowers them, ensuring that all students feel they have a voice and equitable opportunities. The committee identifies barriers and ways to address those barriers. Some of our projects in the past have included:  
* Veteran’s Day Ceremony
* Read Across America Day
* Culture Fair
* Holiday outreach
* Buddy Classes

 

PTA SPONSORED EVENTS 

PTA Overview: You do not need to be a member of PTA in order to volunteer or attend PTA meetings. You need to become a member in order to vote on any PTA issues or to suggest new topics for discussion. Membership is $10. Meeting attendance counts towards your volunteer hours. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 and free child care is provided.

Immediate need:
Restaurant Night Greeters:
Restaurant Greeters are needed at every restaurant event to hand out fliers if needed, take pictures, and generally hang out during the event.  Be prepared to stay for most of the time slot (at least for the dinner hours).  Please be willing to upload pictures onto the PTA Facebook page after the event so we can ogle at all the cuteness!  One volunteer is needed for each restaurant night. Click here to sign up to volunteer
 
 
Skate City:
Skate City volunteers come to the school about 30 minutes before the beginning of the time slot.  They collect the children riding the bus as well as their permission slips.  Volunteers will need to stay for the entire two hour time slot in order to ride back to the school on the bus at the end of the evening.  There is a need for one volunteer each session. Click here to volunteer

 

Fall Festival (Friday, October 26th): Fall Festival is a huge community night!  We need volunteers to help us run activities for our students!  Generally these are two hour blocks at either the beginning or end of the evening.  All are welcome for this event! Click here to volunteer

 

Donuts with Dads (Friday, November 2nd): Goody Days are designed to get family members together and show our appreciation (Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, Goodies for Grandparents).  These generally happen in the morning before school or in the mornings.  Volunteers are needed to shop for the needed items, to set up the space, serve during the event, and clean up.  Each event will need a few volunteers, and we like to get moms and dads so that everyone can celebrate their own event! Sign up to volunteer here

 

Goodies with Grandparents (Friday, November 16th):  Goody Days are designed to get family members together and show our appreciation (Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, Goodies for Grandparents).  These generally happen in the morning before school or in the mornings.  Volunteers are needed to shop for the needed items, to set up the space, serve during the event, and clean up.  Each event will need a few volunteers, and we like to get moms and dads so that everyone can celebrate their own event!  Sign up here to volunteer

 

Muffins for Moms (Friday, February 8th): Goody Days are designed to get family members together and show our appreciation (Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, Goodies for Grandparents).  These generally happen in the morning before school or in the mornings.  Volunteers are needed to shop for the needed items, to set up the space, serve during the event, and clean up.  Each event will need a few volunteers, and we like to get moms and dads so that everyone can celebrate their own event! Sign up here to volunteer

 

Staff Appreciation (Spring 2019): Our teachers and staff at Quest are dedicated, hard working and are simply AMAZING! In May, one week is dedicated to recognizing our teachers and staff (National Teacher Appreciation Week). Volunteers are always appreciated to help out in planning a theme, providing gifts, delivering gifts and food, as well as other opportunities. If you would like to chair or co-chair this event, sign up under the appropriate slot.  And don't be frightened, the level of support is through the roof and previous chairs of this event are always happy to give you their ideas and plans. So you don't have to start everything from scratch

 

Reflections (On-Going with Regional and State Dates TBD around Dec and Feb): If you have a passion for the arts, please help support Aurora Quest students participate in an amazing national art contest - the PTA's Reflections program. Volunteers are needed to print and hand out awards, organize the entries, participate in the judging of the entries, and help to advertise for participation. PTA’s Reflections is a unique art contest for children across the nation. Students share their inspiration based on a yearly theme in any of the six categories: Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This year's theme is "Within Reach." We need volunteers to advertise, organize entries, judge entries, as well as print and hand out awards. 

 

Hospitality Committee: The Hospitality Committee provides dinner for the staff and teachers during the Parent/Teacher conference nights.  Volunteers are needed to bring in pre-cooked (when applicable) food items, condiments, drinks, and supplies based on a theme provided (Hawaiian, Mexican, Chili Cook-Off, Super Bowl, etc.)  Perishable items should be brought in between 3:00-4:00 pm the day of the event while non-perishable items can be brought in earlier.  Sign-ups for the theme based event will be sent out at least a week prior (if not sooner) to the conference nights.  Volunteers are also needed for set-up (usually between 4:45-5:15 PM) and for clean-up (usually between 7:00-7:30 PM) DJ and Julie Potter are the chair people for this committee. Hospitality volunteer sign up

 

Box Tops (Monthly). Quest collects box tops in a collection bin box inside the front doors. Please help us out by dropping off your contribution in a bag or collection sheet with your homeroom teacher's name. Your contribution can help win a party for your student’s classroom. We need volunteers to help sort (remove expired/non applicable, separate bonus tops), cut, and count (tally for classrooms for contests and batch in groups of 50 for shipping) each month. We plan to meet as a group near the end of each month. Contact Becca Peters at wrpeters05@gmail.com if interested in these opportunities or click here to volunteer.

 


Page last updated on November 2, 2018


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