Montgomery School Community Association (MSCA)
When you join the Montgomery School community, you are also welcomed into the Montgomery School Community Association (MSCA), whose focus is improving each student’s school experience. The MSCA, run by volunteers, and led by elected parent officers, supports the School by helping to organize a variety of events and volunteer activities. All parents are encouraged and welcomed to participate, but the level of participation and involvement is up to you. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
Please mark your calendar for this year’s scheduled MSCA meetings:
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, February 7, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
All MSCA meetings are held in the Dining Room at 9:00 am following the Friday chapel program, and usually last about one hour. Younger children are welcome to attend with their parents.
- Contact one of the MSCA Officers, your Homeroom/Class Parent, a committee head, or the Development Office to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
- Look for volunteer opportunities in Schoolhouse News, our weekly newsletter.
- Homeroom Parent
- Grounds Beautification
- The Montgomery Rack
- Gresh Memorial Golf Classic
- Fall Fun Day
- Fall Plant Sale
- Trick or Trunk
- Sweetheart Dance
- Mother - Son Event
- Benefit and Auction
- GrandFriends' Day
- Teacher Appreciation Week
Volunteers work to improve the Montgomery School property through seasonal plantings and grounds’ upkeep. Gardening experience is not required. This group plants containers and decorates the outdoors for the various holiday seasons and school events and tends the gardens and containers throughout the year (weed, plant, prune, fertilize etc.). Work schedules are flexible.
Volunteers maintain inventory at the community’s gently used uniform shop. The Montgomery Rack is located in the cottage building next to the farmhouse. Donations of clean, good quality uniforms, gym clothes and concert attire are accepted at any time. The key to the “boutique” is kept at the reception desk in the farmhouse, and the honor system is used for purchases.
This fundraising event for the benefit of the school will be held at Applecross Country Club in Downingtown. Volunteers are needed to serve on the Golf Committee and to help on the day of the event, Monday, October 8, 2019. Please note that player and sponsorship requests have been sent separately. You may view/select sponsorship opportunities online at montgomeryschool.org/support/golf or you may request a golf pamphlet from the Development Office.
The Annual Benefit is Montgomery School’s largest fundraising event. It unites our community for a fun-filled night of entertainment, fabulous food, auctions and great company. The tremendous success of the Benefit is a direct result of our dedicated volunteers, who donate their time, skills and energy, and the generosity of the entire Montgomery School community. Involvement in this event is social, fun and extremely rewarding, especially when all the hard work will culminate into an amazing evening on April 25, 2020. Planning begins in the fall, with the largest number of volunteer hours needed in the winter/early Spring. Whether your commitment is to lead a Benefit Committee, offer your expertise or donate an hour of your time, we need you!
Volunteers are needed for:
⛀ Procurement (donation management for auctions)
Presentation of Auction Items (organizing and decorating baskets)
⛀ Set-up (April 24th and/or 25th)
⛀ Breakdown (night of the event)
⛀ Check-in (night of the event)
⛀ Would like to volunteer in some capacity. Please contact me.
⛀ Will donate item(s) to be auctioned at the Benefit
A PA state law (Act 153) requires all volunteers to have three completed clearance checks. These clearances will need to be renewed every five years. This means in part that parents of students who the School has identified as School chaperones on School-sponsored field trips, or are regularly scheduled to assist in the School during school hours and/or after School at School-sponsored events, who have regular direct contact with children and/or who will be responsible for students, will need to obtain the clearances.
Limited contact visitors or event participants that are not responsible for students, such as attendance in an audience, participation in a celebration, incidental role at a School event, guests at parties, where students are supervised by professional and/or authorized School staff, will not require clearances.