Parent Volunteer Hours are required at SRMS. The student gets more from the Montessori experience when the parents are involved in the school. The child sees that the parent deems the education important by being involved. Each family contributes 40 hours per child or 60 hours per multi-child family to the school. Being a non-profit, we seek to operate economically while maintaining a high academic standard. To do this, we need the help of every parent. It is also a good way for parents to learn more about the Montessori system of education.
Parent Service Hour Areas:
Classroom: Reading listeding, Story writing, Room parent, Snack reminder, Laundry, and general claaroom help.
Board of Directors - (SRMS School Board)
Members are elected to serve a 3-year term on the School Board. Members meet monthly to discuss current school issues, policies and long range planning. Members are responsible for researching and approving many decisions regarding school finances and structure.
Building Maintenance Committee
The General Labor and Building Maintenance Committee helps make sure our school building stays in good repair and performs miscellaneous jobs as needed. A Job Board is posted in the entry way of the school.
Parents are needed to help with various cleaning tasks around the school. A Job Board is posted in the entryway of the school.
To provide continuity, one volunteer is needed with the skills to aid in computer and printer set up, computer maintenance, and general troubleshooting most of which can be done during non-school hours.
Grant Writing Committee
Historically, SRMS has successfully submitted grant proposals to various funding organizations and helped raise additional funds to pursue long-range goals for the school and/or make special purchases. The Grant Writing Committee is responsible for working with the teachers and the Board to develop and submit proposals. The Committee needs people who are willing to work during school or non-school hours (over the entire academic year).
Grounds & Projects Committee
The Grounds and Projects Committee helps make sure our school grounds are properly cared for and implements projects when necessary. Activities include deep watering for trees on the school grounds, system checks for the sprinkler system, checking the conifers for insects, and periodic safety check on the playground equipment.
Montessori Mardi Gras Committee/Mardi Gras Event Day
The Montessori Mardi Gras is an event that SRMS families and community members look forward to each year. This is the School's biggest fundraiser. The Montessori Mardi Gras Committee is responsible for all planning, organizing, set-up, direction, and cleanup for the event. Specific activities performed by parent volunteers include auction coordination, decorations, event night support, logistics, publicity, program development, raffle/fundraising, ticket coordination, and funds collection. The Mardi Gras Committee needs people who are highly committed and willing to work many hours during the fall through the conclusion of the event. Volunteers are needed to work in the final weeks before the event and help will be needed on the day of Mardi gras. Most of the work of this committee is done during non-school hours.
Gather soup labels and box tops monthly. Submit to proper companies for reimbursement.
Participate with other committee members in helping to market the school.
SRMS is proud of its library, but has no librarian on staff. As a result, it takes the efforts of parents and teachers to keep the library clean and orderly. The Library Committee shares the load of preparing books for placement on shelves, re-shelving, and keeping the library organized.