Parent Volunteers in Classrooms - The teachers need another week or so to get settled before they create an organized parent volunteer program in the classroom. Given the need for additional classroom staff, we will be relying heavily on parent volunteers. They will let us know when they are ready.
You'll need to have a background check / screening done before you can volunteer with kids at the school. The form is here, or available in the school office.
Classroom update - Ms. Simon's Kindergarten classroom is excited to announce that Laura Cooper, a certified teacher and QAE parent, has been hired as a part-time tutor for the classroom. She will be in the classroom with Ms. Simon approximately 17 hours per week to help with instruction and projects. She is a trained teacher so she'll hit the ground running and be a huge help to the Kindergarten class. In addition, Ms. Leland has interviewed a tutor that comes highly recommended and paperwork has been sent to the district to approve this position. We are hopeful that this position will be filled soon in the Kindergarten/1st Grade classroom. Ideally Mr. Elliott would like to have more classroom help for his staff but there are no funds available for those extra salaries. The school is looking at funding options, both by working with the PTA to help raise the funds or by asking families in each classroom to contribute.
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