Be a School Volunteer!

Yesterday was “Welcome Back to School Night” for my families. It is great to meet all the families…there are new families, and returning families. Events like this really remind me how important it is to encourage parent involvement and support. Parents that offer support in the class often build a strong relationship with the staff and other students. I realized tonight that our interactions often didn’t center on only their child. We had lots more to talk, think and laugh about: planning class parties, accompanying us on field trips, assisting with class pictures, gathering up supplies for special projects, or helping weekly in learning centers.


Want to build a great relationship with your child’s classroom teacher? Donate your time, support, and energy to your child’s class. These parents are not only very dearly appreciated by me, but also by the other families in the community outside the classroom. They are a great blessing to a teacher.