Survey about volunteering in the classroom

August 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm 1 comment

For those who like to give your opinions, a friend of mine is gathering information on parents’ experiences with and ideas for volunteering in their child’s classroom.

If you’d like to participate in the survey, click below.  (No cash incentive, just know the information is going to a good cause.)  Once she’s compiled some results/ideas I’ll post them here and you’re free to share them with your teacher or school.

I personally feel that in this time of extreme budget problems that CPS needs to turn to parents more to help our ailing system.  We need either money or bodies to makes this thing work but CPS seems fairly inept/inexperiences in utilizing parents in the classrooms.  I’ve had my son’s teacher turn me away on a day I was signed up because “there isn’t really much for you to do.”  Well, there’s always a kid or 2 who could use some extra reading time.  Or I could take kids in the hall and practice counting money.  Or telling time.  Or anything one-on-one that they never get in the classroom!
Many of the classrooms in the city with 25+ kids do not use any parent volunteers.  To me, even having someone help collect lunch money or get materials ready would be a help.  We’re here CPS!  Use us!

Click here to participate.  Thanks!

Survey Link
(I can’t tell if it’s working.  If not, let me know!)


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  • 1. MM  |  August 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    My mother really wanted to volunteer in my son’s kindergarten classroom. She is a retired teacher and has a lot to offer academically, plus her classroom management skills are second to none. At my son’s school, she was told that relatives can’t volunteer in the child’s own classroom, but she was welcome to volunteer elsewhere in the school.

    Is this common in CPS?

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