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Vision 2020 highlights that involvement by parents and guardians, community members and the business community is essential to the success of San Diego Unified and its students. As we support quality schools in every neighborhood and ensure that they are neighborhood learning centers, participation from our families, community members and business partners is more important and necessary than ever. There are a many ways for interested individuals and organizations to get involved at both Jerabek and district levels.

All classroom volunteers must complete the volunteer form every year and submit it along with proof of the TB test. Forms can be turned into the Jerabek's main office. Get forms and find out more»

Parents and guardians can check with their child's teacher to see if there are any opportunities to help in the classroom, such as reading to students, helping them with class work or creating special projects. Here are some volunteer and involvement opportunities outside Jerabek classrooms; to getting involved, check with the Principal or your child's teacher.

Art Corps

Art Corps is a comprehensive, developmental curriculum, which teaches art fundamentals by bringing process oriented hands-on art experiences to the classroom. We believe that everyone is an artist. Art gives our children a unique opportunity to react to their environment. This program allows every child to experience their artistic abilities in a positive way. Art Corps is truly more than a curriculum. It is a parent-teacher partnership. It is a school-wide effort that involves many parents volunteering their time. It provides a forum for children to feel successful and to do so in a public way through an annual school wide event–the Art Show. Read more»


The following are volunteer opportunities that are coordinated by our schools foundation the "FFO". Please email them directly for information

Dad’s Club

Dad’s Club is a great way for the Dads at Jerabek to get to know one another and have a great time while benefiting our kids! They get together throughout the year and help at many of our fundraisers with set-up and clean-up. They also hold fun events like golf outings and camping. Bring your ideas and join the fun!

Father/Daughter Dance

Come be a part of organizing a magical night at Jerabek! This is truly a special bonding time for our daughters and their fathers (or father figures and guardians). The dance takes place annually in the spring. There are lots of options for your volunteer efforts from helping with invites, organizing desserts, greeting at reception, buffet servers, beverage duty and much, much more.

Field Days

A two-day event that promotes fitness and team spirit, it's held annually in the spring. Classrooms from each grade level compete against each other in three events that include: Long jump, target throw and a relay race. Come join the fun be helping with set-up, keeping scores or handing out awards and ribbons.

Garden Club

Did you know that Jerabek currently has butterfly, shade, vegetable and fruit growing areas? We want our children to care for their gardens and grow more than just plants. Every child will have opportunity to learn and try something new. Children can come, learn, and lead in collecting/creating materials, preparing beds, growing plants, harvesting and making art for the gardens. Parents are encouraged to join in with your time, talent and donations. Many opportunities for all! Let's keep Jerabek flourishing.

Jerabek's garden is certified by San Diego Unified Food Services. The vegetables and fruit grown in the garden are harvested and served during a special event in the cafeteria.

Green Team

The Green Team includes all Jerabek students and families. Our focus is promoting care of our earth and the environment. Each month we have a different theme for activities, drives, and reminders to help make students aware of how they can protect our earth. There are many opportunities for parent volunteers to help, such as training students in recycling, coordination of the student-led lunchtime recycling helpers, helping out with the October costume sale, helping out with the monthly morning eco-club meetings and shipping Terracyle items collected by students (shipping is free). We're always looking for new ideas.


Jog-a-thon is a fun filled fundraiser designed to encourage kids to get exercise while raising money. Children collect sponsors prior to the one day event. On the day of the event kids see how many laps they can run. Parent Volunteers are needed prior to the event to help with distributing permission slips and other paperwork. On the day of the event volunteers are needed to help distribute waters and oranges to the kids, keep the kids cool and to cheer on our kids.

Mother/Son Event

This event is always a fun one for the moms and sons of Jerabek. An annual offsite event, there are plenty of opportunities to help including helping with the invitations, coordinating the sign-ups and assisting on the day of the event. Please join the fun!

Ranch Round Up

Ranch Round Up is Jerabek’s annual school celebration featuring a game zone, an inflatable fun zone, a cake walk, a talent show, a dunk tank, a pie eating contest and more! Families from throughout the Ranch come for fun, friends and food. Lots of help is needed to make this beloved community tradition run seamlessly. Please come join the fun!

Read Across America

Read Across America, held annually on or near Dr. Seuss' Birthday, is a National Education Association-sponsored event whose goal is to have every child reading books on Theodore Geisel's birthday (March 2nd). Jerabek teachers have taken this a step further by inviting families to an evening of reading in honor of Dr. Seuss. Community leaders and special guests return year after year to read and entertain Jerabek families. We end the evening by singing to Dr. Seuss and enjoying birthday cake. Watch the Jerabek calendar for the date.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, a national event to discourage drug use, is observed each year at Jerabek. The FFO hosts an assembly as well as gives all students a token red item to encourage them to pledge a drug-free life. Past assemblies have included the Marine Corps Band and a junior “Stomp”-like band. Volunteers are needed to help with the planning of the assembly and to help coordinate the activities for the week. Watch the Jerabek calendar for the date.