We appreciate the support and hard work volunteers contribute to the success of our school. We encourage parent involvement, and have numerous opportunities for volunteerism at Avon Elementary School.
For the 2021-2022 school year we are asking all volunteers, before they begin working with students in the school, to attend a thirty minute volunteer training program. The training program will be held at 5:00 pm on September 13 and 5:00 pm on October 4 in the Elementary School main office. Please call Mrs. Ginny Batzel at 226-2455 ext. 1110 to be put on the list for this training. Once a volunteer attends a session, they do not need to attend a training each school year. Their name will be placed on a list that is maintained from year to year.
The primary objective of volunteerism at our school is to foster student growth through our extended learning community, enhancing development of students emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. The teacher’s role is to evaluate, diagnose, prescribe, and initiate instruction. As a volunteer, your role is:
To provide a positive relationship with the students and staff
To give individualized assistance to students, faculty, and staff
To help the faculty and staff with non-instructional tasks (copying, organizing, etc.) so they have more time to work with the children and plan creatively
Teachers and parents are very protective about the progress of their children. When you volunteer, you will sometimes hear or see privileged information. You may also see staff actions that make you curious. Please speak with individuals involved in the situation, an administrator, or simply keep this information to yourself. Sharing information with friends and neighbors can hurt the children. By respecting the privacy of the children and staff, you can establish a positive and mutually respectful relationship with everyone in the building. You will be treated with the same courtesy by our faculty and staff. Several things to keep in mind when working at the school in a volunteer capacity include:
Respect the confidentiality of all information that relates to students and staff. This is crucial to the privacy of all of our students in the District.
Use appropriate channels of communication for comments and suggestions. If you have a concern please speak with the teacher, chairperson, or the principal. Discussing an issue with someone who has the ability to make change makes sense and protects the privacy of the children and staff.
Maintain a caring and supportive role with students while keeping a professional attitude. It is important to be nonjudgmental of our diverse population.
Be prompt and dependable. Notify the school or the teacher when you are unable to be present.
Serve under the supervision and direction of a staff person.
Let the teacher handle all matters regarding discipline.
Be aware of and comply with school rules.
Maintain a professional attitude with respect to conduct and dress code.
Sign the volunteer/visitor logbook in the front office each time you are at the school for any type of volunteer activity. Indicate time in and out, along with teacher or activity you are involved in. While volunteering in the school, please wear your name tag from the main office.
If you encounter problems with a volunteer assignment, please feel free to confidentially contact the building principal.
Enjoy yourself and know that you are appreciated! Your volunteering does so much for our school, students and our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please don’t hesitate to contact the PTA President, Mrs. Richelle Ford at 447-1528 or Mr. Rob Lupisella, Principal, at 226-2455 extension 1108.
The PTA sponsored Summer Activity Book Recognition Assembly.
Business Education Alliance Volunteer Recognition Breakfast
PTA Sponsored Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
The PARP Festival involves a great number of parent volunteers.
The Junior Achievement Program brings local business volunteers to school.