Many Hands

Caspar Creek’s sustainability depends on community members, especially parents, contributing time, energy, ideas, and funds. Sharing the necessary work between many makes the load seem lighter, and enhances the feeling of community.

Each year parents commit to specific jobs. Here’s the lineup for 2018-2019.
Click a job see details.

Cup Washing (K-1)
Take home children's teacups and return clean; perfect for someone with a dishwasher.
Weekly Jenna Lloyd; Aline Jalfim
Cup Washing (2-5)
Take home children's teacups and return clean; perfect for someone with a dishwasher.
Weekly Daphne Mejia
Towel Laundry (K-1)
Take away hand towels and other items needing laundering and return them clean.
Weekly Cristen Redfield; Ava Nasoff; Jaime Ries
Towel Laundry (2-5)
Take away hand towels and other items needing laundering and return them clean.
Weekly Daphne Mejia; Corinne Pickett
Waste/Recycling Bins In/Out
Moves outdoor blue and gray bins to the road in the morning for mid-day collection and retrieve empty that afternoon.
Weekly (Wednesdays) Dana Vogele; Cristen Redfield
Tea Time Treat Scheduler (K-1)
At the beginning of the school year schedule K-1 families to provide treats for weekly Friday Tea Times coinciding with their childs birthday and provide printed schedule to K-1 families and teacher.
Annually Not needed at present
Tea Time Treat Scheduler (2-5)
At the beginning of the school year schedule grades 2-5 families to provide treats for weekly Friday Tea Times coinciding with their childs birthday and provide printed schedule to 2-5 families and teacher.
Annually Not needed at present
Lice Checking and Support
Conducts periodic all-school preventive head checks to avoid major head lice outbreaks. Shares solutions with affected families as needed.
Twice/year and as needed
Carpool Coordinator
Facilitates formation of carpools to and from CCLC
Annually and as needed Mackenzie Rain
Bus Coordinator
Coordinates sign-ups and payment for after-school RCSC bus service to CCM
Ongoing Not needed at present
Fieldtrip Coordinator (K-1)
Works with K-1 teachers to provide administrative support for field trip arrangements (forms; payments; etc.) Could include trip proposal/planning.
As needed Jaime Ries; Nina Finn
Fieldtrip Coordinator (2-5)
Works with teachers to provide administrative support for field trip arrangements (forms; payments; etc.) Could include trip proposal/planning.
As needed Jaime Ries; Nina Finn
Bathroom/Cleaning Supply Manager
Monitors stocks of non-instructional supplies (paper towels; toilet tissue; soap; cleaning supplies; etc.) and communicates needs to Hilleary.
Ongoing Nina Finn; Cristen Redfield
Work Party Coordinator
Organizes community work days. Checks in with teachers to compile and prioritize lists of needs; handles communications with community leading up to and following work days; facilitates matching of jobs with volunteers (sometimes in advance for larger projects) and makes sure appropriate tools and materials are on hand. (Resource page for this role.)
Three times/year Wendy Gallo
Fire Extinguishers
Annually checks status of fire extinguishers; arranges servicing as needed.
Annually Jeff Mathias
Exterior Facility and Grounds
Monitors condition of building exteriors and grounds; facilitates volunteer solutions or communicates needs to board.
Ongoing Craig Comen
Interior Facility
Monitors condition of building interiors; facilitates volunteer solutions or communicates needs to board.
Ongoing Craig Comen; Roberto Rubilar Noches; Jeff Mathias; Mike Vogele
Play Structures
Monitors safety and condition of outdoor play structures (including zipline and swing). Facilitates periodic inspections and arranges or performs maintenance as needed.
Ongoing Craig Comen; Roberto Rubilar Noches; Jeff Mathias; Mike Vogele
On-Call Ms. or Mr. Fix-It
Available to address issues identified by Exterior Facility and Grounds or Interior Facility.
As needed Craig Comen; Roberto Rubilar Noches; Jeff Mathias; Mike Vogele
First Aid Kits
Checks contents of first aid kits and facilitates restocking as needed.
Annually Wendy Gallo
Lost and Found Clothing Czar
Manages Lost and Found (usually just clothing) by periodically announcing planned donation of apparently abandoned items to expedite reunion with owners; facilitates donation of unclaimed items to thrift store(s).
Ongoing Mackenzie Rain
Potluck Czar
Organizes setup and cleanup of potlucks and pizza bakes that often coincide with community meetings and/or work days.
As needed; 3-4 times per year Mackenzie Rain; Erik Rain; Wendy Gallo
Cleaning Schedule Coordinator
Creates the schedule for the school year of weekly volunteer cleanings; reminds families when it's their turn.
Annually/Ongoing Not needed at present
Raffle Coordination Team
Manages annual raffle fundraiser
Ongoing TBA
Drinking Water Attendant
Cleans and refills drinking water setup
As needed Ava Nasoff
Teachers' Copymeister
Supports teachers' photocopying needs
As needed Nina Finn
Daily Mailbox Checker
Brings in the mail daily from the big black mailbox
Daily TBA