It Takes A Village
- Volunteers lay the foundation for our school’s success. Over the years, Pine Forest School began as, and has continued to be, a community of involved parents, devoted administration, and inspired faculty.
To our parents who every year join committees, go on field trips, pull weeds, bring in tissues, run PTA, raise money (just to list a few), and simultaneously, nurture their children and provide for their family: we salute you! You are connecting your child to the larger goal of education: that of becoming a contributing member of society.
Our school is a special kind of village. The Waldorf philosophy and grass-roots effort behind our school’s inception has attracted unique families who organically discover ways to improve our school. The volunteer efforts of our families greatly contribute to our school quality and academic achievement, which studies now show to be a national trend (Kids Health.org).
Effective parent involvement can be the great equalizer for students, contributing to their increased academic achievement regardless of parents’ education level, ethnicity or socioeconomic background.1
Our Parent Participation Program was created from the combined efforts of the Pine Forest Board, the Administration, the Teacher’s College, and the PTA. Its goal is to reward parents who already volunteer by providing a space to officially record their hours & donations (making them tax deductible) and to encourage new parents to discover all the many ways to be an active part of their school community.
Check our Volunteer Opportunities page for ideas on how you can get your 50 hours per family credit. Remember to record your activities in the BIG BLUE BOOK, located in the front office. Feel free to make a copy for your tax records at the end of each semester or year!
1. Henderson, A., and Mapp, K. (2002). A New Wave of Evidence: the Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
Help Your School in a Way that Works for You!
It’s simple. Just look at the volunteer categories to the right, under Related Links. Choose the categories that appeal to you and click for further description.
Please contact Vanessa Fitz-Kessler for more information, or to sign up for a volunteer opportunity: email@example.com