Research continues to show a direct relationship between parental involvement and levels of excellence in education. Pilgrim has a strong tradition of welcoming parents into a variety of volunteer positions. Pilgrim is a better school because there are enthusiastic parents on site at virtually all times.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Each classroom needs one or two parent volunteers to plan school parties and the annual auction project.
Volunteer Teacher Aide
Duties and time requirements vary from classroom to classroom. Usually requires a commitment of 1/2 to one hour, one day a week. This is in-room help, assisting students with classwork, checking homework, etc.
Working with half the class at a time, the return of library books is supervised and new books are chosen. For lower grades, stories are read aloud to students during library visits. Time commitment is 1/2 hour, once a week.
Preschool Lunch Monitor
Two volunteers are needed in the preschool/kindergarten lunchroom to monitor and assist children while they eat. A 1/2-hour time commitment once a week. This opportunity allows the preschool and kindergarten teachers their only break of the day.
Schoolroom Lunch Assistance
You may choose to serve as a lunchroom monitor or as a kitchen worker during lunch. Lunchroom monitors help maintain order in the lunchroom and this position requires 1-2 hrs./week. Kitchen workers help the lunchroom manager prepare and serve lunch and this position requires 2-3 hrs./week.
Field Trip Assistance
Field trips are fun and provide the perfect opportunity for parents to spend time with their children as they explore something new as part of a larger group. Field trips often require multiple volunteers who monitor and direct the children under the guidance of the lead teacher. Volunteers do not need to transport students.
Health Records Aide
This person goes through health records, prepares notices for parents if anything is missing, and makes sure everything is in order per state requirements.