Seeking Volunteers!

The Bucks for Bucs Educational Foundation, Inc. is seeking to fill the following volunteer positions. We have a core group of committed volunteers who will assist you and be there to answer any questions that may come up. We try to keep in-person meetings to a minimum as we know everyone is busy enough already! Most planning and communication can be done by emails or texts.

Scholarship Selection Coordinator – 1 opening - this individual will organize the scholarship selection process, including coordinating with the High School guidance office, staffing the Scholarship Selection Committee with eligible individuals (e.g., without any ties to members of the current graduating class), communicating with the Scholarship Selection Committee, and holding the Scholarship Selection Meeting. This person can be a voting member of the Scholarship Selection Committee, if eligible.

Race Coordinator – 1 or 2 openings - this individual or individuals will work closely with the Race Director, Justin Gavazzi (H.S. Cross Country Coach), to plan the Annual Bucks for Bucs 5k Race and Fun walk. Activities include obtaining permission to use the High School facilities, promoting the race, obtaining race sponsors, recruiting volunteers, setting up for the race, and working at the race on race day including registration table, raffles, and snack table. (Note that the Race Director is responsible for setting up the course, obtaining the race shirts, handling registrations both online and by paper, obtaining the timing company, and obtaining police approval). The 2017 race will be held in April or May.

Sports Camp Coordinator – 1 or 2 openings - this individual or individuals must have clearances and will work closely with the Sports Camp Director, Chuck Kloes (Elementary School Phys. Ed instructor), to plan the annual Bucks for Bucs Elementary Sports Camp. Activities including coordinating with the school administration, coordinating with the PFO’s summer camp (if applicable), promoting the camp, recruiting volunteers, obtaining a volunteer photographer, managing advance registration, obtaining snack donations, working on site at the camp each morning of the 4-day camp to register and dismiss children, hiring a nurse to be on site each day, and signing in volunteers. (Note that the Sports Camp Director, is responsible for setting up and conducting the actual sports camp activities.) The 2017 Sports Camp will be held in mid- to late- June.

Spirit Wear Coordinator – 1 or 2 openings – this individual will select the vendor and merchandise beginning in the summer with the Spirit Wear sale beginning in September, promote the sale, work at the Bucks for Bucs table at the Elementary School Open House to sell items, communicate with customers and the vendor, and ensure delivery to customers.

Educational Grant Coordinator – 1 opening – this individual will work closely with the officers and directors to launch an educational grant application process under which Bucks for Bucs will provide educational grants support educational programs within our school district. This is a new endeavor for our organization, and we are looking for someone who has the energy and creativity to make it a success!

Communications Coordinator – 1 opening – this individual will work closely with the Secretary and be responsible for the communications of the organization including the following: write and publish the newsletter, assist other members of the organization in promoting fundraisers, send out email communications to the mailing list using Vertical Response, maintain the bucksforbucs.org website using SquareSpace, and manage the Bucks for Bucs Facebook page.

If you have questions, please email bucksforbucs@gmail.com.

Fall 2017 Spirit Wear Sale Now through September 7

Check out our Spirit Wear shop online and order by September 7!

Paper order forms were also sent home with students at Allison Park Elementary School - those forms can be returned to the Elementary or High School Offices no later than September 7. Orders will be sent home with students in early October. If you don't have a child in school, we will contact you to make delivery arrangements. 

Start training now! Bucks for Bucs 5k Race and Fun Walk will be April 9, 2016

Sign up now! Go to Active.com or download the registration form and send it to PO 

The Bucks for Bucs 5K Race and Fun Walk begins and ends at the Chartiers-Houston High School stadium and runs through a residential neighborhood with rolling hills. The race ends back at the stadium with 300 meters on the stadium track! The event also includes pre- and post-race food and drink for competitors as well as a 50/50 and Chinese auction. 

Door prize tickets will be included with registration. Special Awards will be given to top three men and women overall in the 5k Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in following age categories for the 5K Race: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. The 1 mile walk is for fun but feel free to time yourself! For more information go to www.BucksForBucs.org/events/

5K Course description:

1.) START on the hill next to press box at Chartiers-Houston Stadium.

2.) Follow upper stadium driveway and left exit through the gate.

3.) Make a right onto McGovern Road.

4.) Follow McGovern Road past Allison Park Elementary (on the left).

5.) Make a left to stay on McGovern Road.

6.) Make a right onto Adlin Ave. (Water station here) (baseball field to the left)

7.) Continue on Adlin Ave. (1 mile marker halfway up Adlin Ave.)

8.) Make a right onto Country Barn Road.

9.) Make a quick left onto Fair Meadow Circle and loop around cone back down Fair Meadow Circle.

10.) Left onto Adlin Ave. and continue on Adlin Ave.

11.) Make left at McGovern Road and right to stay on McGovern Road.

12.) Make a left onto Linda Lane (2 mile marker here)

13.) Make a right on Walnut Street.

14.) Make a right onto Green Street.

15.) Make a left onto McGovern Road.

16.) Make a quick left onto upper stadium driveway through the gate.

17.) Take upper stadium driveway down the hill to the Chartiers-Houston stadium track.

18.) Keep right around the outside of the fence.

19.) Enter track near the stadium entrance.

20.) Complete 300 meters on the track and FINISH at the finish line of the track. (3.1 miles)

 1 MIle Fun Course Description:

1.) START on the hill next to press box at Chartiers-Houston Stadium.

2.) Follow upper stadium driveway and left exit through the gate.

3.) Make a right onto McGovern Road

4.) Make right onto SIlver Maples Rd. (across front Elementary School)

5.) Make a right on Walnut Street.

6.) Make a right onto Green Street.

7.) Make a left onto McGovern Road.

8) Make a quick left onto upper stadium driveway through the gate and FINISH same as start line.

Fall Spirit Wear is Here!

Show your support for the Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers and raise money for Bucks for Bucs at the same time! Our very popular Fall Spirit Wear fundraiser is here! We will have samples for you to try on, purchase and order at Kindergarten Orientation (August 19th from 9:30am to 1:00pm). We will also be at the Allison Parkette on September 3rd from 3pm to 8pm. Come and check out the options available.

You can download the order form anytime and send it to:

Bucks for Bucs

PO Box 401

Meadowlands, PA 15347

Or you can also return the form to the front office of the Elementary or High School.

ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 4th.

Ordered merchandise will be available for pick-up at the Elementary Open House.

 

a FULL day of summer fun!

We will be hosting the very popular Bucks for Bucs Elementary Sports Camp. The kids love it! All morning, they get to run around, try new sports, and have a lot of fun. We have a great group of high school volunteers who help teach the kids.

This year we are thrilled to partner with the PFO to create a full day camp. They will host an afternoon Academic Summer camp which will run concurrently. The classes will be taught by our wonderful teachers and feature hands-on, project-based learning that your kids will love.

So consider signing them up for both--the sports camp from 8:30-11:30 and then the academic camp from 12:00-3:00. A full day of fun! You can download the forms here and here. Or sign up online here.