— Argonne Elementary (@ArgonneElem) April 27, 2018
We recently interviewed a sampling of parents at Argonne about their motivations for volunteering. Here’s what they said:
Top Three Reasons to Volunteer:
- “Volunteering benefits our kids, staff and community. It helps to give our kids the best, most well-rounded education possible”
- “Volunteering allows us to feel more connected to our kids’ school experience and community”
- “Volunteering gives us a greater sense of purpose and pride”
2018 – 2019 Volunteer Roles
- Six Flags Read to Succeed Coordinator – Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it’s a great way to motivate kids to read. Thank you to Lorena Wong who has coordinated this program for four years and will show you the ropes.
- Parent Ambassadors – This is a new position whose role is to represent our Russian, Vietnamese, and Spanish-speaking families. These parents will do specific outreach to families to check-in, invite to events, recruit for volunteering.
For more information about volunteering at Argonne, please contact the PTO Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Room parents are crucial classroom volunteers and are the central liaison between classrooms, parents, teachers, and the Argonne Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). They are critical to the many facets of engaging families in supporting students and Staff.
The three primary roles are: (1) Communication & Engagement of class families about room and school-wide news, events, and fundraising; (2) Planning & Coordination of classroom volunteers to assist teachers with in-class activities and volunteers for school-wide efforts, and; 3) Build Community to strengthen the sense of diversity and inclusion in the classroom & our school.