VOLUNTEERING AT CSS
Getting involved as a volunteer is a great way to express your interest in the education of your children, but most importantly it shows your children how important they are for you. Research has demonstrated that volunteers can help in creating a school environment that is not only supportive and welcoming, but that also serves as a support for better behavior and performance in students. Volunteers can be role models who lend their valuable time and contribute for the improvement of school attendance, grades and test scores, matriculation, less misbehavior, better social skills, staying in school, graduating, and going on to college (Henderson and Mapp, 2002).
CSS has many different opportunities for parents and family members to volunteer at school. All volunteers are equally valuable, and we understand how priceless your time is; therefore we encourage you to share with us whatever amount of time you can. There is no minimum time required to volunteer. Do you have 15 minutes to spare to set up the Bake Sale? We would take it. Do you have a washer and dryer at home? You can take the dirty tablecloths from past events to wash and return them to the PTA closet later. Are you good at something? You could teach an after school elective. These are just some examples of the multiple ways that you can help CSS.
Here are the regular volunteering opportunities available, but make sure to check your family email for other opportunities
Bake Sale Helper -
Bake sales happen once a month on a Friday. Bake Sale volunteers can sign up for a shift or stay for the whole sale (we take any time you can give us).
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Bake something yummy for our once-a-month bake sales or donate a store-bought item. Your child can drop off your baked goods donations before classes start between 7:30 to 8:00am to the OSS/Rm. 503. Parents can keep bringing donations throughout the day until noon.
HOLIDAY TREE SALE
Holiday Tree Volunteers –
The Holiday Tree Sale has been building momentum for the past couple of years and we want to make sure it keeps on growing. Make sure to keep posted for ways to help out during the next holidays season. It will be here in no time!
Picture Day Volunteers –
Help on Picture Day. We need to make sure that this day go smoothly, so those photos are worth buying. Volunteer will help with logistics on those days, more information will be given before the event.
Spirit wear SALE HELPER -
This takes place from 2 to 4pm on Mondays. Volunteer for ONE Monday this school year, or more if you can! Spirit Wear sales happen once a month.
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PTA Closet Keeper–
Pick a day and time of your convenience and come help us keep the closet organized.
Spring Fling Catering-
Volunteers are needed to donate bite size Hors d'oeuvres/ appetizers bite-size desserts, and drinks to be served at the Spring Fling.
Donation Solicitors –
Donation solicitors will secure donations to be auctioned at the Spring Fling is easy.
Make sure to check your family email regularly for many other volunteering opportunities. You can be part of your children’s education and school activities while helping the school.
Citation: Henderson, A. & Mapp, K. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. Austin, TX: National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, SEDL. Retrieved from: http://www.sedl.org/connections/resources/evidence.pdf