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

 2014-15 CRMS Volunteer Opportunities
Can you help for an hour or two?

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

  2,237 hours during the 2013-14 school year!!!

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Fall 2014

Our first 2014-15 Volunteer Needs will be:

August 26 Open House  Selling gym shirts during open house evening, shifts.

Sept. 2 - 5 Selling gym shirts before school, 7:45 - 8:30 am.

Sept. 2 – 5  7:55 am – 8:30  Help open lockers before school.

Sept. 2 & 3, 8:00 am - 3:15 pm (various shifts)   Help students in hallways - finding rooms, opening lockers, reading schedules, etc.  This is a good way for parents to get comfortable here!  All necessary info provided.

Sept. 2- 5  Help in cafeteria 10:45 am-1:00 pm.(Look up PIN numbers) – lunch provided.

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* LABELS FOR LEARNING are collected year round.

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 the Community Ed Office OR in the bin at check out of the nearby CUB.                              
*Students turning in 25 items or more will have a chance at some drawings!
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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, book drive, student organization, academic goals.

Please ask for more information if you are interested!  

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Tech Ed classes, help needed watching for safety, following directions, as they build wooden clocks.  Come for one hour, one day, or regularly.

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Looking for adults who like to work one on one with students

to 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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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. Interested in being contacted specifically for this opportunity? Please let me know.

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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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

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

  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!

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

Each of you has your own personal preferences and talents and a unique schedule of availability, yet over 2,000 hours of time was given by volunteers to help make many facet of the year 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!                        

If you are moving on with your 8th grader - we'll miss you.  

Otherwise, hope to see you in the fall.  Have a great summer!




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