Okay...so your kids are not likely to admit it, but your presence really makes a difference. As a parent or family volunteer, you are helping to ensure the PHHS Instrumental Music Department and Color Guard programs continue year after year and your student's final year in high school is a memorable one. Although high school is only four years long, the memories you will be able to share with them can last a lifetime.
The San Diego School District requires that different levels of volunteers meet certain requirements, possibly including a (free) TB test. Please stop by the Patrick Henry office and sign up to help at practices and competitions. (The school nurse will perform the TB test and then check the results a week later.)
Inconsistent Schedule? No worries, just show up!
It is impossible for any one individual to do it all. The more people that can lend a hand means there is less one individual has to do alone. Your student and his/her performance group can also benefit from your presense and experience.
List of Ways Parents Can Help
Whether it's the start of the Summer Workshop or we are at sporting events, competitions, parades, concerts, or festivals, volunteers are needed from start to finish at each event. Consider volunteering in any of these teams. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
Pit Team Help move timpani, marimba, and other pit percussion equipment. One practice is required before the season starts, usually during a Thursday night Marching Patriots practice.
Uniform Team Help students with putting on marching uniforms, putting up hair, and cleaning/polishing shoes. In addition, this team helps with some minor sewing of uniforms, hats, or flags, uniform hardware repair, and over-all appearance.
Equipment Team Help move, load, and unload equipment instruments and uniform racks.
Food Team Help set up and monitor food.
Water Team Ensure students have a constant supply of water available.
Provisions Team Shop for food, bottled water, or donate money for feeding the students.
Driving Team Provide adequate transportation for students and equipment.
Concert Team Help with ticket sales, set-up refreshments, reserved seats set-up, and/or clean-up.
Chaperone Team Monitor students and provide minor first aid as needed. Members of this team are also involved in other teams.
Fundraising Team Work at various, general fundraisers without doing any of the organizing work.
White Glove Treatment
Prop Setup & Breakdown
Your Student Needs Your Help!
Many can chip in to each do a little, or only a few are in for a VERY long day.
Did you know that a typical full day of practice, camp, or competition can be supported by spending only 2 hours of your day?
20 parents can spend only 2 hours each... or it will take 6-8 parents the entire day to feed and hydrate our students.
What are you doing today?
Example of a typical full day practice support schedule:
8-10 am (2) Parents to fill all the orange water coolers with ice (1) Parent to get needed groceries and dry goods
10-11 am (2) Parents to provide water (3) Parents to prep food
11 am-1 pm (1) Parent to stage beverages for lunch (2) Parents for grilling and clean-up (4) Parents for food staging, serving, and clean-up
1-3 pm (1) Parent to make second ice run for the water coolers (1) Parent to provide water
3-5 pm (1) Parent to provide ice water (1) Parent to clean-up orange water coolers (1) Parent to refill empty 5 gallon water jugs for the next session