Parents

Ways to get involved

Parents are an integral part of our team. There are several ways in which parents can engage in our school's mission:

PTA/PTO

    • We value the contributions and input of parents in the community and day to day culture building of our school and encourage communication through our meetings, website, email, and facebook page
    • Fundraise to support school programs: incentives for Attendance Matters, prizes for STEAM nights/ Math nights, Reflections Program if applicable, field trip support, adding extra supplies to Maker Spaces and Library
    • Show appreciation: monthly appreciation gifts to teachers and staff, volunteer banquet, 8th grade party

ATP (The Action Team for Partnerships)

    • This is a committee of educators, parents, and community members that meets monthly to develop plans for school, family, and community partnerships. Out of this committee a roster can be developed to use for guest speakers, leadership and partnerships to support student learning
    • http://nnps.jhucsos.com/
    • ATP along with PTA/PTO plan events to encourage parents involvement in schools including STEAM nights, Math events, and Parents and Pastries nights

Destination Imagination coaches

Parent involvement in classes

    • Parents from STEAM jobs volunteer-lecture/activity
    • Serve as a resource for parents of incoming students
    • Volunteer as a language translator
    • Monitor attendance, hallways and restrooms
    • Staff a school welcome desk
    • Create an in-school parent resource center containing material on adolescence
    • Record an MP3 file for students to read along with when their textbook is beyond their reading level
    • Run fundraising programs, such as clothing exchanges, school stores, fairs, and discount programs with local merchants
    • Make copies of games and other classroom materials for teachers
    • Help teachers prepare materials for future lessons, collect recyclables, decorate classrooms, inventory supplies, and paperwork
    • Operate phone trees to help schedule parent volunteers
    • Provide childcare so another parent can volunteer in the classroom
    • Mentoring, coaching, and tutoring in organizational and academic areas
    • Collaborate with teachers/admin/students to determine how parents can fill unmet needs
    • Become advisors for extracurricular activities such as school paper, clubs, science/tech labs

Dad focused activities (falls under the ATP):

    • Donuts with Dad
    • Dad’s Night
    • Dad/Staff/Student Sports Night
    • Projects with Dad

Exhibition nights

Once every semester, students will exhibit their projects to the public. Help us plan, organize, and run these events.

Fill out our volunteer applications

School Volunteer Application

https://goo.gl/forms/V56O9zgBmviHv5hf1

District Volunteer Application

https://richlandvolunteers.hrmplus.net/