Volunteer

Who:

Our valued volunteers contribute to the family-friendly atmosphere of our school community by offering help and support.

Wilkes School parents/guardians volunteer in a variety of ways. Some parents/guardians volunteer for special activities and share their interests and expertise making special presentations in classrooms. Other parents/guardians volunteer from home, giving time and/or materials (making learning center games, providing craft supplies, making treats for events, making phone calls, etc.). Parent volunteers serve as class representatives who contact other parents regarding class activities, fundraisers, and the annual fund.

How:

Periodically, we will send home flyers, detailing each upcoming event for which we need volunteer help. The flyers will direct you to either call the school or return a tear-off slip if you want to participate.

What:

Below is a list of popular school events at which parents/guardians and extended family members may enjoy helping. Dates for the events are posted on the school calendar.

Volunteer Opportunities

Field Trips

Check the school calendar, monthly newsletters, and individual classroom news about scheduled trips. Your child’s teacher will send information home if we need additional chaperones. Space on bus trips is often limited, and you may need to accompany the group in your own vehicle. See School Handbook.

The Parents’ Association

All current parents/guardians are members of the Parents’ Association. The Association hosts and sponsors activities and fundraisers throughout the year. The officers coordinate volunteers to serve as class representatives and to help with events and fundraisers.

Classroom Volunteers

Teachers at times appreciate an extra set of hands during special events in the classroom. They also welcome parents/guardians who are willing to share their interests and expertise with students through presentations or materials. There may also be times that you can provide help from home (making treats, costumes, or other items for use in the classroom), especially when your schedule doesn’t permit time during the school day. Usually each teacher sends his or her own notes to parents/guardians to solicit assistance.

Spring Fair

In early spring, Parents’ Association Officers will provide information about the committees, booth staffing needs, and donations of food and time need to make this a total school community event.

Arts Festivals

Volunteers assist the music teacher with the event

Grandparents and Friends’ Visiting Days

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast