Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of student achievement! 

There are many ways to help support Gateway students, including:

  • staffing an elementary school library;
  • serving on a committee;
  • serving on a school council;
  • tutoring students;
  • fundraising with PTO's, booster clubs or the Gateway Education Foundation;
  • chaperoning field trips.


Volunteer procedures are outlined in the 2017-2018 Volunteer Handbook.  Volunteers must sign the Volunteer Agreement (located in the handbook) annually. You may print it out, sign it and return it to your school's secretary. Volunteers who will be working directly with students (such as library volunteers, chaperones, etc.) must have a CORI approved every 3 years with the district.

Individual teachers will announce the need for parent/guardian chaperones throughout the school year. For more information about other volunteer opportunities, please contact:

 

 GROUP  CONTACT  PHONE EMAIL
       
 ElementarySchool Council  Megan Coburn, Principal  685-1301 mcoburn@grsd.org
 

School Councils are responsible for identifying the educational needs of students, adopting educational goals for a school, reviewing the annual school budget, and formulating a school improvement plan.

       
Middle or High 
School Council
Jason Finnie,
Principal 
685-1102 jfinnie@grsd.org
 

School Councils are responsible for identifying the educational needs of students, adopting educational goals for a school, reviewing the annual school budget, and formulating a school improvement plan. 

       
 Littleville  PTO  Keri Morawiec  697-4076 clayben75@gmail.com
 

PTOs are committees comprised of parents, teachers and other school staff who raise funds to defray student costs (such as field trips) and to purchase or provide materials needed by the school.  

       
 Chester  PTO Sarah Anable 413-207-7528  shma1413@aol.com
 

Role is described above. The Chester PTO meets on the first Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m. Childcare is frequently available. 

 Elementary Library Volunteers Bill Brown 685-1106   wbrown@grsd.org
 

Elementary library volunteers provide coverage during the school day when classrooms visit the library. Duties include checking books out, re-shelving books, and entering new materials into the system. Morning and afternoon shifts are available on Mondays and Wednesdays at Littleville and on Thursdays at Chester. Substitute library volunteers are also sought!

       
Health Advisory Council Lisa Lynch 667-0142 llynch@hchcweb.org
 

Parents and students are needed to join this group, which meets quarterly at the end of a school day. The Advisory Council provides input into programs such as school nurse offices, the district wellness policy, the School-Based Health Center and Gator Grins. 

       
Gateway Athletic Booster Club Colette Fellows 387-7031  
 

 The Gateway Athletic Booster Club raises funds in support of the Jr./Sr. High School Athletic Program. Many volunteers are needed to work the concession stands at soccer, basketball and wrestling events, as well as to attend monthly meetings (first Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. at Stanton Hall in Huntington). Funds raised are used to purchase needed items for the sports teams, to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and to recognize student athletes, teams and coaches.

       
Band Boosters
(grades 5-12)
Beth Guertin (6-12)
Renee Mosher (5)
685-1244
685-1344
bguertin@grsd.org
rmosher@grsd.org
 

The band boosters raise funding to defray the cost of competition trips for the Gateway bands, and to purchase needed equipment and uniforms. 

       

Choral Boosters

Jerilyn Beauregard 

685-1121

jbeauregard@grsd.org
 

The choral boosters raise funding to defray the cost of costumes and competition trips for the Gateway choirs.

       
Gateway Education Foundation Wendy Long 685-1003 wlong@grsd.org
 

The Gateway Education Foundation raises funds to enhance learning opportunities for the students, classrooms and schools of the Gateway Regional School District. Help is needed on fundraisers, marketing and to serve on the GEF Board of Directors.

       
 

Gateway Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, homelessness, gender identity or disability. Alice Taverna, 12 Littleville Road, Huntington, MA 01050, 413.685.1019, is the person designated under CR 11A to coordinate compliance under Title IX and Section 504.