Parental involvement is key to children's success; we are committed to a strong collaboration in which parents become participants in the assessment process.
We will teach parents how to interpret their children's work.
We will support their relationships with their children.
We will use the information parents give us about their children to plan instruction and evaluate learning.
We will share information with parents regularly, using meaningful, descriptive narratives and multimedia representations of their child's work.
In keeping with the idea that each child carries with herself or himself special talents and abilities, assessment will recognize individual diversity of learners and allow for differences in styles and rates of learning. It will focus on what children can do, not just on what their deficiencies are (NAEYC Position Statement, 1990).
There are many way to become involved at SBS, and we truly appreciate our volunteers no matter how much time they are able to give. The following are examples of volunteer opportunities:
Class Parents: Two to three room parents are needed for each class. Room parents take care of phone chains to announce upcoming events in the school or classroom. Class parents also help teachers with field trip arrangements, refreshments or other special classroom activities. Class parents are also a contact source for new parents to provide them with information, i.e. uniform policy, etc.
Notice Translators: Parents fluent in both Spanish & English are needed to help SBS with our ongoing effort to improve communications by translating school notices from English to Spanish.
Scholastic Book Fairs: Volunteers set up, assist children with book selection and sales and pack up books at the end of the fair.
Harvest Fair: This annual fall SBS family tradition needs volunteers to plan the event, set up, man booths, bake, and clean up.
Bingo Night/Movie Night/Tag Sale: Volunteers are needed to organize and run these winter and spring events.
CMT Snack Donations: Donations of healthy snacks are needed each March during the CMT tests for third - eighth grades.
T-Shirt Sales: Parents help sell SBS t-shirts throughout the school year and at various events.
Picture Day: Parents assist the photographers with any paperwork needed from the students and bringing classes to photography area in a timely manner.