Volunteering at Haultain Memorial
Volunteers continue to be a vital part of our school’s operation. Research strongly indicates that the single most powerful factor in developing productive school experiences is the close relationship between home and school, parents and teachers. Our school recognizes the value and encourages the use of volunteers to enhance our programs.
Volunteers can assist by:
- Improving the adult/student ratio
- Expanding the variety of classroom activities
- Allowing teachers to spend more instructional time with students
- Enriching the quality of school programs
- Building an understanding through involvement.
Another goal of the volunteer program is to promote communication between school staff and parents as we work together to provide the best possible education for our children.
All volunteers must adhere to the guidelines within Administrative Regulation 5003. Parents, grandparents and care givers can volunteer on a regular or occasional basis. Some of the volunteer programs Haultain Memorial has to offer include:
Classroom Assistance: In-Class
Kindergarten volunteers may be asked to help set up crafts/activities, tidy the paint/sand/water centres, help children at centres, and/or help children with reading skills.
Grades 1-6 volunteers work with children on spelling, basic facts and oral reading, as well as supervise students while on fieldtrips.
Classroom Assistance: Teacher Materials
Volunteers assist in preparing instructional materials by making booklets,
laminating material once a week and/or photocopying materials on a regular basis.
Home Room Parent
Volunteers meet with the teacher to get volunteer list, phone volunteers and do monthly calendar. They may also arrange for classroom volunteers for events or fieldtrips and attend Parent Council meetings.
"Calgary Reads" Program
Volunteers read "one-on-one" with students to provide extra skill work. Workshops are provided to learn specific strategies for assisting in this area.
Computer Lab Assistance
Volunteers work with students on the computers in the library, are active members of the school Technology Committee and may provide school website support. Haultain's computers are Mac format.
Volunteers card and shelve books, process new materials, help children find materials, and change bulletin board displays.
Volunteers must commit to working the following hours: 8:40 AM. until approx. 9:20 AM.
or 1:10 until approx. 1:30 PM.
Volunteers help with special events such as: gift basket raffle and casino.
Volunteers set up the gym for a events like the School BBQ. They also provide Ice Skating Supervision, help with Activity Day, and organize other cultural events.
Volunteers assist with the publishing of the school newsletter by doing the photocopying, collating, and stapling. Other occasional jobs to assist the secretary (on call as needed) are sometimes required by the office. Volunteers are also valuable as telephone receptionists to book parent/teacher interviews.