Welcome to the Coon Rapids MS 

Volunteer Opportunities Web Site!

  CRMS Volunteer Services Coordinator   763-506-4842                                     Office hours Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 1:30 pm   barb.sabatke@anoka.k12.mn.us

Remember, to stay current, you will need to complete a new
Volunteer Application form & Criminal Record History Release form
each school year - for each school you volunteer at,
prior to starting any volunteer assignment.
  • Paper Volunteer Application forms may be obtained at CRMS from the Volunteer Services  Coordinator, located in the Community Ed Office OR forms may be opened at left to print.

  Return to Barb Sabatke, CRMS, 11600 Raven St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.

  • The Criminal Record History Release form is online and can also be reached from the link at left.

  Please be sure to read the Volunteer Handbook



add sunshine to the lives they touch!!

 2014 CRMS Volunteer Opportunities


Thanks to all who have helped in any way this year!

The many chaperones for the Mill City trip last week were much appreciated!

APRIL MCA’S  We will need lots of help between 7:30-8:15 delivering snacks to rooms and with hall monitoring between 8:00 – 12:30 on April 15 and 16.  All our our students will be testing during these times. 

Please check your calendar now!

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  Welcome to Middle School Party

  chaperones needed 5:00 – 7:00 on April 10th                     serve pizza, mark scavenger hunt cards, chaperone activity areas & halls     [Parents new to the school are encouraged to attend informational meeting]

Turn in your Box Tops for Education – next batch goes in at the end of May!! Thanks to all who helped us earn $1,000 during 2nd trimester!!!

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Feed My Starving Children Trips

- during the morning of April 11

– another group April 15 (2:00 – 4:30).

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CRMS Partnership Action Team is looking for new members.

 Help discuss and implement actions to benefit students and staff along with our school goals. Have your voice count in interesting discussion and planning. Get a feel for the building.  Meetings once a month.  

Group consists of Mr. Shaw, Volunteer Coordinator, several staff members and parents.  We are currently talking about communication, conferences, student organization, academic goals.

Please ask for more information if you are interested!  

Next Meeting April 3, 6:00-7:00 pm {conference eve}

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Tech Ed classes, help needed watching for safety, following directions.  Flexible scheduling.  Come for one hour, one day, or regularly.

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Looking for adults who like to work one on one with students and make a difference in their academic life. Help students with organization skills –  Create "take home", "turn in" / "keep" and "toss" piles, etc. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday during Core, 2:30 - 3:05.  Other times available.

If you are interested in working one-on-one with students for a short while at the end of the day, please ask for more information.

We are also hoping to plan a day and bring in many volunteers at once.

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Sewing classes need help with 7th grade boxer shorts now!  Try it once before committing to more!

Mrs. Saylor 

Day 1: 1:00 – 1:45/1:50 – 2:40 April 1, etc.

Day 2: 1:50 – 2:40  April 2, etc.

Mrs. Halverson

Day 1 8:25 – 9:14.   April 1, etc.

  Day 2: 8:25 – 9:14/ especially 9:18 – 10:00  April 2, etc.

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Other Field Trips: There will be several small groups doing field trips – they tend to chose first from those with Volunteer Forms already on file. FYI:  End of the year trips typically do NOT take chaperones.

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* LABELS FOR LEARNING are collected year round.

Next batch is mailed February 28th.

Proceeds used to support Field Trip Scholarships

and other needs for CRMS students.

Please label bag with student's name, 20/20 and amounts.

Box Tops for Education - trimmed (cut, count) - 10¢ each!

Campbell's labels - UPC ONLY PLEASE

Tyson A+ labels are worth 24¢ each.

  *Turn them in at Community Ed Office   *Students turning in 25 items or more will have a chance at some drawings!
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Feed My Starving Children
We have had many small groups using this facility for trips this past year. Many of you have already been involved through CRMS or other groups and are familiar with their process. If you are interested in being contacted specifically for this opportunity with various groups, please let me know.
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If you can help our staff and students please contact:  

Barb Sabatke  CRMS Volunteer Services Coordinator 

763-506-4842 barb.sabatke@anoka.k12.mn.us

Remember you will need to complete a new Volunteer Application Form and
Criminal Record History Release Form for each school you volunteer in each school year.

Thanks so much for all of the ongoing work in classrooms, and with all of the fall projects.  We couldn't have done it all without your help!

Each of you has your own personal preferences and talents and a unique schedule of availability, yet almost 1,000 hours of time was given by volunteers to help make many facets of the first trimester go more smoothly for CRMS.  It is an amazing process and every hour is very much appreciated!!!  You help make our volunteer program here at CRMS an exceptional one!!


Parents and community members are encouraged to be involved as CRMS volunteers. We need help with cutting labels for education, assisting in classrooms (tech ed, sewing, reading), with field trips, and much more. We have opportunities before, during and after school, as well as some at home projects.



Our school earns 40% of all paid magazine orders! Available on line through out the year at GASCHOOLSTORE.COM (school code is 2501930), you may place an order to benefit CRMS at any time. (Student prizes for Sept. / Oct. sales only)

Subscription questions: 1-877-289-6247

From District #11 Parent Involvement:

Do your kids seem uninterested in books? PIRC (Parent Involvement Resource Center) has books that can help you get them connected to books they can't put down.

*Let's Read about Finding Books They'll Love to Read, by Bernice E.Cullinan

* Great Books about Things Kids Love: More Than 750 Recommended Books for Children 3 to 14, by Kathleen Odean

The PIRC is open most school days:   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.  

Use our self-service cart after office hours! The PIRC is located at the Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center,

2727 N. Ferry St.  Anoka, MN 553303   763-506-1567


April 5, 2013

National Volunteer Recognition Week is April 21-27.  It’s a week for many special “thank-yous” in Anoka-Hennepin school district– over 10,000 volunteers contributed over 183,000 hours of work in Anoka-Hennepin schools last year! 

Thank you to our strong band of community members coming to schools every day, helping students and staff. Volunteers help students one-on-one with reading or math; lead groups of students; help coordinate school-wide reading programs; share information about work life and careers; help with clerical tasks; assist with coaching sports and academics; and make many other meaningful contributions that improve student learning. 

Thank you to our terrific Anoka-Hennepin community– one that actively supports our children and youth by giving time and talent– through the tough times and the good times.  Thank you to Anoka-Hennepin Volunteer Services staff who are committed to keeping the doors open for this concerned community, not only to see our schools in action but to be an important part of the action.  Thank you to school staff who adjust their activities so that volunteers can make meaningful contributions.

Thank you to many unsung heroes who support others’ volunteering.  Families generously change their schedules and activities so that parents, grandparents, sons and daughters can volunteer.  Community members work together in nonprofits that advocate for and physically and financially help students and schools.  Thank you to faith communities who step forward and help meet families’ basic needs in these tough times so that their children can be ready to learn.  Finally, thank you to PTOs, PTAs, booster clubs, Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation, local businesses and other friends of public schools who work tirelessly and cooperatively so students receive quality education and activities.  In particular, PTOs and PTAs give critical financial support to the Volunteer Services program so that the doors of our schools can be open for the community.  They volunteer so that others can volunteer.

There’s a lot to celebrate in Anoka-Hennepin during National Volunteer Recognition Week!


Sue Archbold, Anoka-Hennepin Volunteer Services Supervisor

Linda Rodgers, Anoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement Coordinator

  5th Grade Parents
 If your student is moving on to Coon Rapids Middle School next fall, please consider coming along as a volunteer!  Our opportunities may look a little different but many projects cannot be done without volunteer help.  We can work around students who aren’t sure they want to see you there and work with you if your student wants you close by!