West Seattle schools: Easy ways to give a little, matter a lot

February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 1 Comment

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Fauntleroy-based writer and community advocate Judy Pickens is not only a local school volunteer, she also kindly gathers information about volunteer help needed at local schools, to share here, in hopes you can pitch in too. Here’s her latest list.)

By Judy Pickens
Special to West Seattle Blog

Because of the generosity of a West Seattle Blog reader, students in after-school reading and math clubs at Highland Park Elementary are receiving extra help that wasn’t available just a few weeks ago. I can guarantee that they are benefiting from the tutoring, enjoying a fresh face, and learning that how well they do at school is important to a total stranger.

Students at other area schools are having a similar experience as ordinary folks volunteer a few hours every week or once in awhile to reinforce classroom teaching. Read on for timely volunteer opportunities at three local schools – ones that would appreciate even a sliver of your time – and it’s not just for tutoring!

At Highland Park Elementary (1012 SW Trenton)
Contact stpaolone@seattleschools.org

One time: Adult or high school student for general assistance (including clerking the bake sale) during an all-school dance Fri,. May 4, 7-11 PM.

Ongoing: Adults to support classroom teachers by listening to students read, make copies, etc.; varies by teacher/grade. Pick your day/hours M-F, 9 AM-3 PM.

Ongoing: More adults or high school students to support after-school reading and math clubs – your choice. Pick any day M-Th, 3 PM-4 PM.

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At West Seattle Elementary (6760 34th SW)
Contact smtaylor@seattleschools.org

Ongoing: One adult volunteer per school day to help a new compost/recycling program run smoothly. Aid students in sorting during the lunch hour (10:50 AM-1 PM); your choice of day.

Ongoing: Adult to provide one-on-one help to 4th-graders. Pick your day/hours M-F, 9 AM-3 PM.

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At White Center Heights Elementary (10015 6th Avenue SW)
Contact frishhrm@hsd401.org

Ongoing: Adults to support classroom teachers by listening to students read, make copies, etc.; varies by teacher/grade. Pick your day/hours M-F, 9 AM-3 PM.

1 Comment

  1. Come on West Seattle…lets help our neighbors in these schools. Yes We Can! Love to hear that some of us are already setting the example for others to follow! Thanks to you, we have our inspiration.

    Comment by Change Agent — 10:10 pm March 2, 2012 #

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