Parent volunteers are an invaluable resource, especially for elementary school teachers, and parent involvement benefits young students in many ways, from improved behavior to better grades.
Teachers will establish clear guidelines and boundaries, and choose the right parents for the job, to get the most out of their volunteers. Each teacher will gather information on availability, skill set, and how they are able to volunteer.
Parents can serve many different roles in the educational process in addition to teachers: be advocates for their children, fundraisers, PTO. And they can even serve in decision making and oversight roles for the school (School Site Council, Parent Engagement Group, English Language Advisory Committee and more). The more parents participate in a sustained way at each of these levels, the better for student achievement.
In addition, we welcome to volunteer in the library, office, and/or in building relationships with our students.