Research shows that when parents are actively involved with their children's education, students' grades are higher, their self-esteem is greater, and they are more socially adjusted. In fact, the most accurate indicator of a student's academic success in school is not tied to family income or social status, but the extent to which a family:
Creates a home environment that encourages learning.
Sets high but realistic achievement and career expectations.
Becomes involved in their child's education and in the community.
In addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and other special events, there are many opportunities available to get involved both in the classroom and out....many of them are available to volunteer just one day a week!
Volunteer in your child's classroom
Drive for a field trip Morning cross walk volunteer
Reshelve Library Books
PTA or Foundation
Morning or recess Running Club Gecko Dads Corp
School Site Council
Interacting with students and volunteering at Green Elementary
Volunteering at Green Elementary adds that additional special touch for our children that helps Green Elementary stand out in its education. We do appreciate all volunteers and to cover district guidelines, we need you to fill out an application annually and have a current TB test. To begin volunteering for the first time, the TB must be completed within 60 days. After you have submitted your TB test, it is on file and good for 4 years. Tuberculosis Services are provided by the San Diego County of Health and Human Services Agency if you do not have insurance. If you have insurance, you are now required (by the county health clinics) to go to your own doctor, clinic, or various drug stores who provide this service. This volunteer application and TB requirement is for any adults who are up on campus for any reason and are interacting with students.
If you want to drive on field trips, for you and the school to be cleared, you need to provide copies of the declaration page of your auto insurance showing $100,000 / $300,000 limits of liability and a current drivers license in addition to what is required for volunteering. All of these requirements are to protect you as well as the children in the school.
Car Safety California Law (effective 01/01/2012) In addition, children under 8 years old must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat of a car. Children under the age of 8 who are 4'9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat. Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt. To read more click here. If your child meets the requirement of a booster seat for a field trip, the parents are required to provide the booster seat on the day of the field trip.
Don't wait until the last minute to get approved to volunteer. Check out the volunteer requirements and be pre-approved!
ALL VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT ANNUALLY!