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This safe and chemical-free party is NOT a school-sponsored event. The Senior Class Party is for the graduating seniors, yet parents of junior or younger grade students are essential to making this event successful, as well.

  • Parents of Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen typically volunteer for the 1st shift (~6:30pm – 9pm)
  • Parents of Seniors volunteer for the 2nd shift (~8:30pm – 11:30pm).

We need a lot of volunteers the night of the Senior Class Party — sophomore and junior parents — please consider signing up; you’ll have fun!  Please provide a real phone number where we can reach you the night of the event.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email confirmation, and then in May we’ll send out a notice detailing the parking,  where to check-in for your shift, and a description of your volunteer duties.   Please be sure to provide a phone number where we can reach you before and during the volunteer shifts, in the event we need to contact you.

If you have any questions, please email us at eastgradparty@gmail.com 

Job Descriptions

 

These are the areas we are in need of volunteers:

  • Set-up before party
  • Clean-up after party
  • Monitors
  • Entertainment
  • Floaters
  • Food
  • Check-in
  • Decorations

Click on items below to see job duties.

Decorating Team
Help with decorating at The Heritage Center for a few hours before the party. All of the materials will be provided by the decorations committee. Volunteers will be supervised by the Decoration Chairs. Please report to the Heritage Center.

Bag/Backpack Volunteer Tasks – During the Senior Class Party

Each senior will have a bag labeled with their name. These are arranged alphabetically, and are pre-loaded with a senior gift. Students may check out their bag during the party, and they may keep it or re-check it. Students may also ask to have items such as prizes placed in their bags for storage. Seniors wishing to skate in the ice arena may bring their own skates and helmet (mandatory) in a backpack, which will be stored with their bag when not in use. No other items should be in the backpack; it will be inspected.

Students will pick up their bags before the final entertainer at 10pm, and take them along when they leave.

Volunteer and Security Position Tasks
Security volunteers help secure the event, with one or two volunteers assigned to each door/entrance/area. For those volunteers at ANY entrance, the job is to ensure that NO ONE without a wristband (student) or stamp (parent/guardian) enters the event.

All students/grads/adults must have a wristband or a hand stamp specialized for the event. Any graduate that does not have a wristband will be ushered to the volunteer coordinator in the volunteer check-in area. If someone comes to your area/door and does not have a wristband or a stamp on their hand, they do not enter—PERIOD.

In addition, no graduate will be allowed to leave the event unless they are being picked up by their parent(s), and have permission by the ANGP chairs. This needs to be strictly enforced. This  pickup must be confirmed with the registration chair before the student can leave; check at the volunteer table for the permission slips/approval.

Security personnel at the other areas are to be sure that no students enter or exit through other doors or areas, or move through the boundaries.

Food Committee

Junior Parents/ first shift workers: after checking in at the volunteer table, check with Food Chairperson for the shift; they should be in the food area. They will help provide answers about the shift (start up and clean up). Help with set-up if needed. At the end of your shift, please make sure your area is clean for the incoming Senior Parent workers.

Discuss any issues or problems with them as the shift change occurs, and make sure they are comfortable with beginning the shift. Wipe tables or surfaces so that they are as clean as possible.

Senior Parents/Second Shift workers: after checking in at the volunteer table check with Food Chairperson if you have questions about your shift. They should be near/in food area.

At 10:30pm, please begin to gather all food/beverages and pick up your area completely.

Entertainment Committee
For all volunteer tasks, discuss any issues or problems with them as the shift change occurs, and make sure they are comfortable with beginning the shift. Help with set-up if needed.

Direct any questions to Volunteer Coordinator, the ANGP Committee Chairs, or the Entertainment Committee Chairs.

Monitor student behavior. Keep and maintain order of all.

All salvageable decorations and materials should be returned to the Volunteer table at the Heritage Center.

Junior Parents/ Early Shift Workers
Look to see that all is set up and ready for your activity to begin. Help with set-up if needed. Direct any questions to Volunteer Coordinator or the ANGP committee chairs. At the end of your shift, please make sure your area is tidy for the incoming Senior Parent worker. Discuss any issues or problems with them as the shift change occurs, and make sure they are comfortable with beginning the shift.

Senior Parents/Second Shift Workers

Please gather all materials and pick up your area completely at 10:30pm or as soon as all of the kids have left to go to the turf area for the hypnotist. Tables, etc. should be stripped – save any skirting, covering, or decorations (like the Hound Paws) that would be reusable. All materials should be returned to the Volunteer table at The Heritage Center.

Entertainment Stations

Cleanup Volunteers

For all volunteer tasks, discuss any issues or problems with new volunteers as the shift change occurs.

Floater(s)

Usually these are the Entertainment Committee chairs. These floaters help with the student’s arrival, checking wristbands as they enter and cheering.

Fieldhouse

Volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, Spikeball, GaGa Pit. Volunteer patrols and oversees the area. Please pick up all litter or left over items. Monitor student behavior.

Hypnotist and Disc Jockey

Please make sure the hypnotist and disc jockey (DJ) have everything they need. The DJ usually has 10 chairs and will be located on the turf side. Food or water delivery may be appreciated. Monitor student behavior.

Blackjack Tables

Volunteers run the tables/games. There will be two tables with an early and late shift. There will be small prizes for the winners. Students use candy for betting.

Art Station

There will be a station where students can paint their future school logo or other picture on wood. Volunteers will help students and keep the area clean.

Escape Room

There will be 1 Escape Room in the Fieldhouse. Student groups (6-8 students/run) interested in this activity are to sign up for a time, and leave a phone number. Parent volunteer needs to have a cell phone so that they can text the students with 5-10 minute notice. There will be a volunteer outside the room and 1 inside the room.

Henna and Airbrush Tattoos/Caricaturist

Typically, there is one henna tattoo person and one caricaturist. There will be signup sheets for the tattoo artists and caricaturists. Students interested in these activities are to sign up for a time, and leave a phone number. Parent volunteers needs to have a cell phone so that they can text the student with 5-10 minute notice. The parent volunteer coordinates the students to the next artist (tattoo or caricaturist). Crowd control is at your discretion – please watch to make sure that observers do not overcrowd them. Offer to get beverages for the service providers. Monitor student behavior. Keep and maintain order of observers and participants.