Chesterton

Elementary School

Sprinting to Success

Get Involved!!

Book Fair Volunteers PTA Volunteers

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, opportunities to get involved at your child’s school abound. A few examples include:
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Classroom read alouds
  • Classroom assistance
  • Non-classroom assistance (field trips, media center, etc.)
  • Organization involvement (PTA, foundation, School Site Council, etc.)
  • Before-and after-school programs
Volunteering
 
Volunteer Reminder
 
As a reminder, every year all volunteers are required to fill out a new Volunteer Application Form and a current TB Clearance Card on file (TB tests are valid for 4 years).
 
These items are required to be turned in to the school prior to any volunteering.
 
If your TB clearance has expired or if the school does not have a current one on file, testing may be acquired with your personal physician or the county offers affordable clinics.  For a list of clinics visit the County of San Diego Web Site at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/tuberculosis_control_program/clinic_services.html.
 
Please note that SDUSD no longer offers TB testing.  Upon receiving a negative test it is required to provide a copy to the school nurse or SDUSD District nursing staff within 60 days.