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Pizza Lunch Volunteers Needed

By Theresa Romens-Woerpel, ESPO Pizza Lunch Volunteer Coordinator

It’s back to school time and that means that Emerson’s Pizza Lunch will be starting up again soon. As many of you know, Pizza Lunch happens (almost) every Friday throughout the school year, but only with the help of an army of volunteers. Pizza Lunch is a very important social function for our kids—a chance to relax, to enjoy a different atmosphere during lunch, and to end the week with some fun. Volunteering as a Pizza Lunch helper means you get the chance to see your child and his or her friends at school, and be part of this fun end of the week experience.

Pizza Lunch is also ESPO’s main fund-raiser for our school. It has contributed to everything from making the staff areas more comfortable, to (recently) helping “Build STEAM for Emerson.” We are asking that every family gives some time to help bring Pizza Lunch about this year. As the saying goes, many hands make light work.

Specifically, I am asking you to consider signing up for a shift now, whether that shift is next week, one month or six months away. We all make dentist appointments six months out, and hardcode them into our calendar so we don’t miss them. I am asking that you do the same for Pizza Lunch. Shifts are two hours long, from either 10:15am – 12:15pm or 11:30am – 1:30pm. The work is easy—just dividing up the food items (pizza, milk, popsicles/ice creams) by class and delivering it to the Lower School classrooms or to the Middle School eating area. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces and meeting other lovely Emerson parents and thankful teachers makes it a fun and rewarding experience.

Please sign up now using the following link:
(Even if you have already indicated on RenWeb that you would like to help, you will still need to click on the Sign-Up Genius link to choose which day(s) you would like to volunteer.)

Additionally, we are looking for two volunteers who would like to take a more active role in Pizza Lunch as a “Pizza Lunch Lead.” Leads work from 10:15am-1:30pm about one Friday a month, and will get plenty of training and support to get started. Please consider if you could help out in this way. Many of our previous Leads have had students graduate and are no longer at the school, so we need new parents to step up and fill this role. Please respond to you are interested in learning more about becoming a Lead.


Thank you in advance for your support of this important Emerson fundraiser and I wish you and your children a happy and successful school year,

Theresa Romens-Woerpel
Pizza Lunch Volunteer Coordinator