Thank You, Volunteers!
With many classroom Halloween parties occurring in the elementary schools, I wanted to take some time to thank all of the volunteers who help in our schools. Volunteers are so valuable in our schools and I would like them to know they are greatly appreciated. Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have –
· higher grades, test scores and graduation rates
· better school attendance
· increased motivation and better self-esteem
· lower rates of suspension
· decreased use of drugs and alcohol
· fewer instances of violent behavior
I would like to thank anyone who helps teachers and students in or schools by volunteering their time. We have volunteers who help in planning classroom activities, listen to students read, and donate time to present curriculum to our students. If you would like to volunteer in our schools, please contact the school principals to see where we could best utilize your time.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton