When do I have time to volunteer, you ask yourself. I am too busy being a parent!

 

Volunteering is important for all of us. Volunteering at your child’s campus may be one of the most important, life-altering things you can ever do for your child.

 

Why you ask? Because it sends a very clear message to them (and other students for that matter) that you're devoting your most precious commodity - yourself - to something that's important to you their education. It shows them you support them and their teachers and lets them know that what they do matters to you.

It’s all about them 

Were talking about our teachers and staff - the very teachers and staff who nurture your child everyday throughout the school year. We need your helping hands and smiling faces on our campuses to help lighten the load for our staff giving them more time in the classroom.

We need you! 

The number one reason people don't volunteer is because no one asked them. Well, we are asking for you to be involved! Your time and knowledge is needed and wanted by our staff and students. The diversity of our community and the experiences you can share with our students is valuable to us. Whether it’s a little time or a lot of time on campus or at home mom, dad or grandparent WE NEED YOU! We could not do it without each of you!

TOP 10 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER

Can’t Volunteer?

We know how busy life can be, and understand that not everyone has time to volunteer, but if you would like to contribute another way, you could always make a donation. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible. 

Your child benefits.

When parents get connected to the school, children do better. Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests and have fewer discipline problems at school.

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We make a difference.

Our goal is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work and so can our children. We provide support for teachers in and out of the classroom. We provide resources they need. We help create learning opportunities for children. And we try to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun.

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We pledge to honor your time constraints.

People are often reluctant to participate because they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole of never ending time commitment. That won’t happen here.   An hour or two a month really makes a difference. And we won’t push you to commit more than you want or are able to.

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We have fun.

Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. We accomplish a lot, and not everything we do is easy. But we know we’re not balancing the national debt, either. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.

4.

Meet nice people who share your concerns.

We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and peers who share many of the same experiences. And many friendships have developed as a result of those connections.

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There’s a lot to be done.

These days, schools are asked to do more with less.  Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.

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We can match jobs to your interests and abilities.

The work we do covers a broad spectrum: filing and photocopying, planning and executing events, writing and editing, working directly with children, managing a budget and cash flow and lots more. We encourage creative ideas and we’re thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.

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We’re welcoming.

To us, there are no “outsiders”. We are people who have come together to work toward common goals. We couldn’t be happier to have you join us in working toward those goals.

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We’re about parent involvement, not just fundraising.

In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we. But our number one goal is to get more parents connected to the school. That’s because more than 300 independent research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.

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This work is very rewarding.

It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows we’re making school a little more fun and a child feel a little more comfortable in a learning environment. It’s learning that test scores have risen and knowing we played a role. There are lots of rewards, both big and small for those who get involved.

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Hillcrest Elementary School

9315 4th St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

School Front Office:
(425) 335-1545
PTA Email Address:

info@hillcresthawkspta.org

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