Presentation on theme: "Calling All Jaguar Parents! Ways You Can Get Involved at KES Friday, September 14, 2012 7:30-8:30 am or 1:30-2:30 pm."— Presentation transcript:
Calling All Jaguar Parents! Ways You Can Get Involved at KES Friday, September 14, 2012 7:30-8:30 am or 1:30-2:30 pm
Goals for Today O To understand the process for becoming a volunteer at KES O To know who to contact if you have any questions O To know the benefits to being involved with your child’s school O To understand the different opportunities KES has for parents to be involved in the school O To answer any questions you have about volunteering at KES
Key People for Volunteer Information O Jamie Currais O Volunteer coordinator O Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org O Grade Level PTA Leaders
What Steps Do I Need to Take? O Complete the district form O Complete the volunteer orientation course O Determine what type of volunteering you are interested in O Morning, afternoon, or evening? O At the school or take home work? O Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Special events?
Why Be Involved? O Get connected! O Discover great resources O Tap into an amazing network of people O Watch yourself grow O Speak Up! O Learn more about the day-to-day happenings at the school O Witness improvement as it happens
How Can You Be Involved? O Act as a classroom helper O Read to students O Volunteer in a school computer lab O Help organize or work at fundraising activities such as PTA or Title I events O Help to plan and chaperone field trips and other events that take place
How Can You Be Involved? O Help to plan and chaperone in-school events O Organize or assist with a specific club or interest group (if you have an interest in an activity that isn't currently available to students, offer to help get a group started — for example, a chess club or cycling team) O Attend school board meetings O Work as a library assistant or offer to help with story time or reading assistance in the school library O Sew costumes or build sets for theatrical and musical productions
"When kids volunteer it tells others that they don't have to be perfect or famous or even grown up to make a difference." - Kalynn Dobos, age 7 What message does it send to your child when you are involved with the school?
How Can You Be Involved? O Help out with visual arts, crafts, and music courses and projects O Spend some time with a specific club or interest group (ask the teacher who sponsors the group) O Volunteer to speak in the classroom or at a career day, if you have a field of expertise that you'd like to share O Ask the grade level PTA parent representative to gather take home projects for you to work on
Questions? Volunteer forms are available in the office.
Thank you for coming! We look forward to continuing to develop a partnership with you!