Community is the foundation of CVMS and our parent volunteers are a big part of our school’s success! Volunteering your time and talents, on one (or more) of our standing Committees or helping with our day-to-day Staff Support, enhances your child(ren)’s education as well as the overall excellence of the school.
Assists with general maintenance of the school and receives input from the staff concerning equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
Helps build and maintain the parent library and assists in organizing parent workshops and events. Also organizes and hosts enrichment programs for the children on topics such as health, nutrition and safety.
Conducts various health screenings, such as vision and hearing, for our students.
Oversees school finances including both day-to-day business and long-term investments.
Organizes and manages the Annual Campaign. Also manages the ongoing fundraising activities of the school such as Target Card and Box Tops programs. This committee is also responsible for grant writing.
Proposes and implements advertising and marketing ideas for enrollment and public relations. Our committee needs people with writing, graphic design, photography and marketing/pr backgrounds.
Reviews and manages all CVMS policies including the Parent Handbook, the Employee Handbook and general operating policies. Also reviews and addresses any grievances or requests.
Organizes parent volunteers, coordinates staff appreciation and recognition events, and communicates staff concerns/suggestions to the Board of Directors.
Addresses long-term goals of the school and opportunities for further growth. Works with the Administrator to lead the ongoing planning and accreditation process.
Provides technical support to the Administrator and staff. Updates the web site and addresses all other computer-related issues.
Gives students more practice as they learn to read. This can be done in the morning or afternoon, any day of the week. Tasks include:
• Walk with a student from their classroom to the reading garden or a couch in the atrium
• Listen to the student read
• Encourage them if they get stuck on a word
• Chat with the student on the way back to class
Assists children in learning basic cooking concepts such as measuring and mixing while exposing them to different kinds of foods. With your guidance, students prepare their own snacks. Cooking With Kids happens one week each month in the mornings. Tasks include:
• Set up the stations
• Remind children to wash their hands before working with food
• Assist the children at each station
• Clean up the materials afterward.
Gives our teachers and staff an ongoing ‘thank you’ for all of their hard work by providing snacks for them once a week throughout the year. This doesn’t have to be fancy but a little something for the teachers and staff to munch on during the day.
Helps prepare materials for the classrooms. On the first Thursday morning of each month, parents gather at school to do everything from trace ‘punch outs’ on construction paper, to make copies, to cut lengths of yarn for sewing. The teachers will provide guidance as to what needs to be done and how. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and socialize, come for 15 minutes or 3 hours.