Volunteering at Community Montessori
Parent Involvement Opportunities
SIT/PTA - please see the SIT/PTA section of the website for details.
Social and School Events
During the school year various events are planned and run by parent volunteers. Some of them are for fundraising and others are social in nature. They all involve student participation. Some of the events are planned to further support the school curriculum.
Here is a listing of some events that happen at CM:
Orientation Picnic Music and Theater Performances
Meet and Greet Book Bingo
Socials All School SIT-PTA Meetings
End of Year Picnic Parent Education
Room Parent Teams
Each class has a room parent or parents who volunteer their time to assist the teacher and help with all-school events. The room parents help plan field trips, social events, material making, as well as provide academic support. Room parents call on other parents for additional support when more help is needed.
It is not an expectation of the room parent to organize group gifts at any time of the year.
In-class volunteers are always needed to assist teachers and children in various academic areas. Responsibilities may include the following: reading with children, weekly spelling tests, science projects, holiday celebrations, writing workshops, field trips, and special presentations. Parents may contact their child’s teacher to discuss the possibility of in-class volunteer opportunities.
Material making and support is another important area where teachers need help. Getting new materials ready for student use, particularly with new classroom setups, is always welcome.
Scholastic Book Club
Each class needs a parent volunteer Scholastic Book Club coordinator to organize monthly book orders. See classroom teacher for details.
Fundraising is a necessary component of our efforts to create and sustain a quality Montessori program. All of the Montessori materials in our classrooms have been purchased with money raised by the school community. In addition, we have developed gardens, increased our library book collection, purchased P.E. music and art equipment, and supported many other aspects of school function through parent-raised funds. Unfortunately in this era of limited funding for public education, the need for individual school fundraising in all public schools will continue. Please help in whatever way is comfortable for you so that we can improve our school and continue to provide the opportunity for any child to receive an excellent Montessori public education.
The following are some of the fundraising events that are either ongoing or occur on an annual basis at Community Montessori. If you would like to be involved in any of these programs, please call the Fundraising Chairperson listed in the current Parent directory.
Personal Giving Campaign (PGC)
Each year we make a request for a donation from each family. This fundraiser consistently raises the majority of our money. There is no obligation to contribute and any amount of money is welcome and appreciated.
We periodically offer items for sale that you are likely to purchase or that are unique opportunities unavailable elsewhere. By buying things through Community Montessori, you contribute a portion of the purchase price to the school. Some of these fundraisers have included a Book Fair and Scholastic Book sales.