Get Involved

Volunteer on a Committee


To assist in the governance of VAIS, the following committees have been established by the Governance Council.    

  1. Budget Committee: This committee is charged with the development of the VAIS annual budget and review of financial results during the year.  What other public school gives parents and teachers the opportunity to be part of the process to create the school's budget.  We need your input!
  2. Fundraising Committee: This committee assists in coordinating efforts to raise money to meet the school's commitment to providing a rich learning program of our students.  Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000.  The money raised is used for many important programs and supplies including curriculum, classroom and teaching supplies, field trips, IT support, professional development for teachers and much more.  Please come join the fun and help us meet our goal!
  3. Curriculum Committee: This committee's primary purpose is to assist with continuously improving the educational program, in line with VAIS' mission and vision, via research, curriculum development and a review of recommendations for changes in curriculum and/or primary learning materials brought to the committee by staff or parents.  In-depth discussions on the research and recommendations take place in these committee meetings.  Be a part of charting the course of your child's education!
  4. Marketing & Community Relations Committee:  This committee works to build and strengthen our relationships with both inside the VAIS community and the community-at-large through events and communications.  The Chinese New Year event is an example of one of our annual events.  This year the committee will continue focusing on the culture diversity at Stoner Prairie and fostering relationships with our neighbors. Additionally, this committee plays a critical role in ensuring a rich and diverse student population by managing recruiting efforts including tours and open houses, etc. Come join!

To sign up for a committee, use this link.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to volunteer in the English classrooms during literacy times. You might be asked to read with one or two children, play literacy games with a group of students, or assist with Word Work (e.g., spelling). For information on how you can be a literacy volunteer in the classroom, please contact Ms. Lera.

Additionally, we welcome parent help in organizing and volunteering for special events. Some of the special events VAIS parents were involved in last year included a Chinese Moon Festival, Fall Harvest Festival, Chinese New Year, and the Stoner Prairie Cultural Bazaar.

You can also help support our school through these ongoing fundraisers: 

1. Box Tops for Education:

  • School ID:
  • Clip specially marked box tops and turn into your child's teacher.

2.  Labels for Education:

  • Please clip or peel labels from eligible products and turn them into VAIS. There are Labels for Education collection boxes in each classroom. 

3.  Shop with Scrip:

  • Purchase gift cards from hundreds of participating merchants (including Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Kwik Trip, Starbucks, Amazon, Walgreens, Copps, to name a few) to use just like cash and the merchants will contribute up to 17% to VAIS based on your purchases.
  • Register here. The VAIS enrollment code is 82F883B624444.
  • You can also purchase Scrip Cards from two local merchants, Millers & Sons Grocery in Verona and PDQ Stores and they will donate 5% to our school. If you'd like to purchase PDQ or Millers Scrip Cards contact Teresa Mueller.

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