Alumni Breakfast – Our students
finish taking their IB exam in the spring of their senior year, but their
scores do not arrive until July. The diplomas are sent to the school in
the fall. In December, we invite the alumni back to receive their IB
diplomas and certificates and treat them to breakfast. After breakfast
and an informal recognition ceremony, the alumni break out into groups to talk
with Juniors and Seniors about life after high school. Volunteers are
needed to: maintain and update alumni contact information; send out
invitations and keep track of RSVP's; check in the alumni as they arrive; pass
out diplomas; provide food donations; monitor the breakfast table; set up and
Auditor - Treasurer’s
Reports and the financial records are audited for accuracy for each fiscal
Bingo – The Boosters
Club organizes volunteers to staff a charity bingo parlor on Monday nights and
receives a portion of the proceeds of each night’s profits. IB parents
can designate that the portion earned for their volunteer hours be directed to
the IBPO or to any school organization of their choice. Approximately 21
volunteers are needed each night to sell bingo games from window and on the
floor. The Bingo Chair is responsible for soliciting volunteers.
This person shall liaise between the IB (parent) Boards from both Mira Loma
High School and our feeder MYP Program Middle school, Winston Churchill.
Attendance at both monthly parent meetings is preferred, offering reports of
appropriate, important and emerging information so as to communicate and inform
both communities. Create and maintain an effective IBPO parent board volunteer
resource pool from Churchill to Mira Loma.
Scholarships – This
person maintains information regarding college scholarships and college
information located in the library.
College Sunday – IBPO hosts an
annual event featuring workshops covering topics related to colleges including
selecting a college, the college application process, scholarships and
financial aid, admission tests, and essay writing techniques. Presenters
include college advice counselors, financial advisors and college and
university personnel. Volunteers contact and coordinate presenters,
facility logistics, mailings, registration, arrange for publicity, and
Coordinator – This
position maintains a record of donations and deposits and sends out thank you
letters in accordance with tax regulations.
Funding Requests – This position
directly supports the IB/MYP program by working with teachers and staff to
purchase books, supplies, and equipment not covered by San Juan Unified School
District or by state funding. Requests for expenditure of funds are
presented to the IBPO Board for approval.
IB Regalia – Students who
have completed IB/MYP coursework are permitted to wear special IB Regalia at
the graduation ceremony indicating their academic achievement. Volunteers
sell orders of the regalia and distribute them to the students at the senior
diploma check and at the IB Senior Dinner.
Hospitality – This
committee is given a budget to provide snacks at the monthly IBPO meetings as
well as to request and organize food donations for lunches for special guests.
This position also organizes the IB Teacher Appreciation Lunch.
IB Test Proctors – Parent
volunteers proctor IB tests held in April and May and makes arrangements for
proctor training sessions. This committee develops a schedule of proctors
for each test. The number of volunteers required is determined by IBO
requirements and varies for each test.
the fall, IBPO works with the MYP coordinator to organize outreach activities
for prospective middle school students and families. IBPO participates in
information night at Mira Loma and publicize the IB and Middle Years Programs
at Mira Loma.
MYP Recognition – Volunteers
work with the MYP coordinator to recognize MYP students earning the MYP
Certificate for their achievement at the end of their sophomore year.
Programs – Informational
programs immediately following the monthly IBPO Board meetings are scheduled at
various times throughout the year. This position determines parent
interests and schedules speakers.
Resource – This
committee investigates grant opportunities that could be used to purchase
equipment and supplies that would benefit the IB/MYP program. Committee
members write grant applications to benefit the IB/MYP and help staff in
writing grant applications.
Sample Exam – In the spring, the IBPO offers a practice SAT exam followed by a
seminar where students receive their scores and advice on how to improve them.
This practice exam simulates the conditions under which the actual SAT is
administered. Volunteers are needed to coordinate dates with the testing
organization, proctor the exams, publicize the event, and register the
Senior Dinner – IB seniors
and their families are invited to celebrate their achievements. Manage venue
planning, budget, invitations, ticketing, guest speakers, and agenda for 375
person formal banquet event. Requires basic knowledge of email and online tools
(training included). Volunteers organizing the dinner make arrangements for a
location and caterer, create and mail invitations, track responses, prepare the
program, make seating arrangements, and assist faculty in making awards.
Ten volunteers are needed on the night of the dinner to register families
and guests, and to pass out tickets and seating assignments.
Web Master – Our web
master maintains IBPO web pages including sites for online donations, contact
information, the carpool blog, and College Sunday registration.
Supported by the IBPO
College Sunday – This is a
major event and is a series of workshops covering a variety of topics regarding
colleges and universities. Workshops cover topic such as the college
application process, financial aid and scholarships, admissions tests, and
essay writing techniques.
Night – IBPO
assists Mira Loma staff to provide information about the IB/MYP to interested
middle school students and their families.
Programs – IBPO provides
informational programs scheduled throughout the year and follow our monthly
board meetings. In the past, these programs have included teachers
talking about their classes as well as speakers discussing the college
Breakfast – In December, recent IB graduates are invited back to Mira Loma
to pick up their diplomas and certificates. IBPO treats them to breakfast
and a recognition program. After breakfast, the alumni break out
into groups and talk with current juniors and seniors about life after high
Appreciation Lunch – Mira
Loma IB teachers put in hours of their own time to prepare meaningful lessons
for our students or to coach students working on personal projects or the
extended essay or community service projects. Many go an extra mile and
offer help before school, at lunch, and after school. In addition, they
spend hours writing letters to the admission offices of colleges and
universities all over the country. Parents provide a lunch for our
teachers to show them that we appreciate all that they do for our students.
SAT Sample Test – IBPO sponsors
an unofficial practice SAT test open to students in January or February.
The practice test is simulates the conditions under which the actual SAT
is administered. The results are given to students along with feedback
about how to improve their scores.
IB Exams – IBPO provides
proctors for written and oral IB exams taken by juniors and seniors in April
and May. We also help to pay the costs of administering the exam
including overnight postage to the European cities where the exams are scored,
needs-based financial aid to pay for the exams, and for the rental of
IB Senior Dinner – IB seniors
and families are invited to a special dinner honoring their achievements.
This catered event at a hotel includes students, families, staff, and