Volunteering at Skinner

Are you a Skinner parent, grandparent, community member or business partner who would like to volunteer at our school but don’t know how? If so, we have great news for you – Skinner is now part of a pilot partnership with the Denver Public School Volunteer Office and Metro Volunteers to build a structure that makes volunteering easy!

Skinner Neighborhood Center director Sandy Baca-Sandoval, Skinner “Grands” chair Marilyn Leff and parents Sarah Kreider, Ray McAlisster and Virginia Sarapura are our leadership team members looking at ways to connect supporters’ skills and talents go benefit Skinner and our students. You’re invited to their first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6 p.m. in Skinner’s Neighborhood Center inside the north entrance/41st Ave. side of the school. We’ll not only discuss upcoming ongoing and one-time volunteer projects but maybe most important, we’d like to hear your ideas for volunteering at Skinner. Projects underway that need volunteers include:

The Skinner History Project. We need volunteers to help  teachers Jamie Kitchen and Janice Sullivan review and preserve materials that date back to Skinner’s opening in 1922. The teachers are using the archives for a service-learning class to make the history of Skinner come alive for our students. We have partnered with Shawn Snow of the Colorado History Museum to help us with the materials and give us guidance. If you are interested in this project, please contact Marilyn Leff at marilynleff@gmail.com or 303-777-5790.

The Mile High Five. The Mile High Five is a run that will take place on Sat., May 4th. It is a fundraiser for Northwest Denver schools, including Skinner.  We’ll need 20 volunteers to help with this race.  If you are interested in volunteering for this run, please contact Sarah Kreider at saramon3@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to attend our volunteer meeting:
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28th from 6 :00 – 7:00 p.m

WHERE: Skinner Neighborhood Center, enter on the north/41st Ave. side of Skinner

WHY: Learn about how you can be involved in Skinner Middle School on either an ongoing or one-time basis

For more information, please contact  Sarah Kreider at saramon3@gmail.com

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