We need you!
Researchers have been studying the effects parent attitudes and actions have on their childrens’ academic success for more than 30 years. The results have been consistent. Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla summed it up in their book A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, which reviewed the existing research: "When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better."
The Colonial Park PTO has many ways for parents to get involved throughout the year. We always need helping hands and new ideas to improve our childrens’ educational opportunities at school.
Ways to get involved
Parents can get involved in the PTO in many different ways.
Join the Board or a Committee/Attend a meeting. Each meeting includes program updates, ideas seeking input, teacher and principal updates. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas and input. A full schedule of upcoming PTO meetings can be found here. Board and committee descriptions can be found here.
Become a Room Parent. Room parents help families and teachers communicate with each other. For a list of this year’s volunteers, check out the Room Parent page.
Volunteer for Specials. (CORI form required.) Our students and teachers really benefit from extra help during specials. Please contact Alison French to volunteer for Art, Library or Computers. You can help with your own child’s class or any class that fits with your schedule.
Art: Help Mrs. P assist students in art class (set up, distribute supplies, clean up etc)
Computers: Help students with logins etc
Library: Help Mrs. LeDonne with checking out students, reshelving books, etc.
Sign up to volunteer. Throughout the year, there are several one-time volunteer opportunities to assist with PTO programs and events.
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