A parent is the child’s first teacher. Your participation will make a difference in the success of your child’s education.
Here are a few important parent-student activities:
• Read to or with your child.
• Check your child’s backpack, and read all communications from the school.
• Talk with your child about daily homework assignments.
• Make sure your child gets to school on time and attends each day.
• Come to school events with your child, such as field trips, concerts and parent-teacher meetings. This shows your child that education is a priority for your family.
We welcome parent and community volunteers who support our staff and students in academic endeavors.
Volunteers spend many hours working in the office and the classroom, raising money for equipment, sponsoring school-wide events and acting as field trip chaperone's. Some serve on school or district committees. The teacher or principal can help you choose from the many activities available at your child’s school.
For a District volunteer application and policies, click here.
Volunteering For Redbird Elementary School
Volunteering in a school is an experience and a privilege for both the school and the volunteer. It is designed to promote and maintain a supportive relationship for the students, teachers and school staff.
Please help keep our program running smoothly by following these guidelines:
· Sign in at the office when you arrive at school.
· Wear your volunteer name tag.
· Sign out at the office when you leave.
· Return your volunteer name tag.
· respect confidences of student and school personnel.
· follow the guidelines established by the school such as dress code, hours of work, adult behavior, values and all regulations, rules and policies stated for school employees and volunteers.
· use reasonable judgment in making decisions, then as soon as possible, consult with school staff for future guidance.
· be considerate, respect competencies and work as a member of the team with the staff and students. Realize that you do not have instructional, evaluation, decision-making or teaching responsibilities for students, but are expected to enrich and extend learning opportunities for students and promote educational excellence for the school system.
· is cooperative with the administration and teaching personnel.
· is sincerely concerned about students.
· is willing to be discreet, sincere, dedicated and punctual.
· recognizes the individuality of each student.
· respects the teacher or staff member's ultimate responsibility for the health,
welfare and education of each student.
· cooperates, coordinates and communicates continually with school
administrators, faculty members and staff.
· provides the teacher or staff member with the satisfaction of knowing that
the student's needs are being met and that quality education is being
promoted, extended and enriched.
· receives the sincere gratitude of the total school community.
· Encourage children to do their own thinking.
· Give students plenty of time to answer.
· Accept children as they are. You must not feel responsible for judging
children's abilities, progress or behaviors.
· Respect children's privacy. If a child or teacher reveals personal
information, regard it as a confidence.
· Help build students' self confidence and keep a positive attitude.
Remember, effort and attentiveness can be as important as performance.
The school staff will:
· provide specific instructions to the volunteer.
· provide space for the volunteer to do their work.
· provide necessary materials and equipment.
· communicate with the volunteer as needed.
· provide advance notice when special events interfere with the volunteer
Confidentiality: When volunteering, please remember that the behaviors and abilities of students, teachers and staff are never appropriate topics for discussions outside of school. Respect confidences of students and school personnel. Be alert to the need for confidentiality.
Dependability: The staff you work with will depend upon you to be present at your scheduled time. Their tasks are planned with your help in mind. The students will expect you and look forward to you coming to their class. Therefore, if you will not be able to volunteer on a particular day, please notify the school office immediately and leave a message for the staff member. Also, please be prompt. Being punctual lets the students know they are important to you. If you must be late, notify the school office.
Volunteers help to make our school a success. With parent involvement, amazing things can be accomplished. Here are some of the areas where the PTA Volunteer Coordinator is looking for help at Redbird Elementary:
· Office Volunteers
· Volunteers to make copies for teachers
· Liberary Volunteers
· Classroom Volunteers
· Special Project Volunteers
Do you have a particular skill or talent you would like to share with the school community? Let us know about it by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator.
If you or a company you know is willing to donate to the PTA either with a cash donation or product donation for one of our PTA events, Please contact the parent coordinator for any details. Reminder: All donations are appreciated and are tax deductible.
Please remember, one of the most important ways that a parent can volunteer, is to look over the paper's your child brings home every night, help your child with any homework, read notes sent home, check and sign assignment notebooks and read with your child every day. This is the most important thing you can do to help at school!