Volunteers

As parents, you are an integral part of the DIS school community and your support strengthens
every aspect of our children’s experience. Volunteering is a great way to support DIS, meet other parents, and have a lot of fun. Below is a snapshot of current volunteer opportunities available on campus. Please take a look and reach out to the committee contacts listed here if you’d like to find out more. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Ambassador Program

Help welcome new families to DIS! Our school has an exciting story to share with the families of
prospective and incoming students and no one can tell this story better than our current parents.
Ambassador Program volunteers represent our school to prospective, incoming, and current
parents, their families, and our community at large. Parent Ambassadors welcome and support
new families at large school events; connect with new families during the school year; provide
guidance to parents seeking information; and, support the school’s efforts to expand parent and
community involvement at DIS. Ongoing support is needed throughout the year; however, it is not
time-consuming. Please contact Jihane Hechaime (jihane.hechaime@gmail.com) at Waterview
and Erin King (erin.king@me.com) at Churchill for more information.

Arts and Crafts

Do you know how to operate a glue gun? Do you have a love/hate relationship with glitter? If your
answer is yes to either of these questions, then this is the committee for you! Our Arts and Crafts
Committee provides an opportunity for crafty parents to collaborate on fun projects throughout
the year, including window decorating, Valentine’s Day card making, and creating surprise projects
for our teachers. Interested? Please contact: Sydney Oberheiden (oberheiden@gmail.com) and Lori Petronio (lpetronio@msn.com).

Booster Club

Sports enthusiasts, this is your chance to enhance student life at DIS! The Booster Club supports
our athletic department and all sports teams by raising funds and coordinating volunteers for
event support throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include selling merchandise at DIS
sports and social events and providing other event specific support. Time commitment is usually 1-
4 hours per event and opportunities occur throughout the year. Contact Sandra Gassin
(srgassin@gmail.com) or Lisa Anderson (lisa.anderson712@gmail.com) for more information.

Carnival

Help make one of the most fun days of the fall happen! We need a variety of talents to support the DIS 2018 Carnival on October 13. Carnival is a great opportunity for the entire DIS community to work and play together. The event includes food trucks, live music, rides, bounce houses, face painting, games, and more. We are looking for face painters, popcorn poppers, heavy lifters, cake bakers, ticket collectors, set up and clean up crew members and game directors to help make this amazing day happen.  Interested? Please contact: Mike McFadden (mmebmmeb@gmail.com),
François Grunenwald (francois.grunenwald@gmail.com), and Brad Parish (bep96a2yahoo.com).

Celebrate South Africa Gala

Be a part of the team that makes our event of the year happen! Our annual gala includes fine
dining, entertainment, dancing, and silent and live auction bidding to raise significant funds to
support STEM, Arts, Library and Athletic programs among other items directly benefiting our
children at DIS. The gala is sponsored by the PTO and organized by a committee of dedicated
parent volunteers. The Gala Committee is looking crafty creators, donation solicitors, party
planners and social media experts to help pull together this incredible event. Please contact this
year’s Gala Chair, Alison Matis (alisonmatis@gmail.com), if you would like to find out more!

Churchill Library

Bibliophiles, this is the opportunity for you! Our Librarian, Mélanie Edera, needs your assistance to
help maintain our school library. Tasks include supporting the development of classroom libraries; decorating the library for special occasions; sorting through book donations; and, shelving, labeling and covering books. Ideally Miss Mélanie would love parent help on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and Tuesday mornings. Interested in finding out more? Please contact Anna Lammens (annalammens@gmail.com) and Sydney Oberheiden (oberheiden@gmail.com).

Photography Committee

If you love to take photos and find that you always have your camera in hand, then this is the
committee for you! Join the Photography Committee and help DIS capture this year’s activities and events. Volunteers are needed on an on-and-off basis throughout the year and your commitment would be completely flexible. Interested? Contact: Zan Keith (zankeith@me.com).

School Store

Do you love folding t-shirts? Does organizing your closet bring you joy? If the answer is yes, the
DIS School Store is the place for you! This is a great way to meet people, and hours are flexible.
Interested? Please contact: Genevieve Desmond (genevievedesmond@yahoo.com) and Chellie
Bowden (chelliebowden@sbcglobal.net).

Teacher Care

Our Teacher Care Committee works on a number of initiatives throughout the year to support and
appreciate our wonderful teachers. Who doesn’t want to support our teachers? Opportunities are
various and flexible. Interested? Please contact: Yvette Wheeler (ywheeler@earthlink.net) and Lori
Petronio (lpetronio@msn.com).

Thank you for donating your time and talent to DIS!  Please select one or more ways you would like to volunteer.  A member of the PTO will respond to you with more info.
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Lower School Campus

6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
Tel: (972) 991-6379; Fax: (972) 991-6608

Upper School Campus

17811 Waterview Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: (469) 250-0001; Fax: (214) 570-4900