Bird Rock Volunteers and Partners

Our school takes pride in the amount of support that comes from our parents. Whether it involves fundraising or simply working together to make our school a better place, we have a large number of parents who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make things happen – all for the sake of our children! 2009-10: The Year of the School Volunteer

Research supports that individual adult attention is a key contributor to student achievement and overall success in life. On September 8, 2009, the Board of Education adopted a resolution designating 2009-2010 as the Year of the School Volunteer. The resolution recognizes and applauds the efforts of all school volunteers, site principals, faculty and staff, and calls on the San Diego community to continue to engage in volunteer activities in support of our Mission Statement.

We appreciate the many parents, businesses, non-profit organizations, community members, professional organizations, college students, higher education institutions and military groups already involved in the education of our students. Currently, nearly 28,000 volunteers work in a variety of capacities in the San Diego Unified School District.

Volunteers help support education through a wide range of school-related opportunities, including tutoring, mentoring, classroom read alouds, classroom assistance, non-classroom assistance (field trips, media center, site beautification), organization involvement (PTA, school foundation, School Site Council), and before- and after-school programs.

Year of the School Volunteer activities will provide increased opportunities for the San Diego community to invest in the success of our students, especially where the need is greatest. A special emphasis is being placed on the importance of reading.