Involved parents are essential to good education. Parent involvement in school life equals higher student achievement, better attendance, higher graduation rates, and more positive student attitudes and behavior. It improves a community’s problem-solving abilities and creates a more supportive learning environment. When schools and parents work together to enhance a student’s developmental building blocks, that student tends to succeed in school and throughout life. It also keeps tuition costs low.
Cornerstone Academy requires each family to volunteer 40 hours, ten of which will be dedicated to fundraising. This can be done in the classroom or outside the classroom. There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. You can help with the auction, a recess club, be a teacher’s aid or room mom, help with hot lunches, help with one of the concerts, or attend a fundraiser meeting. There are lots of ways to help both at school or at home, and it is always appreciated.
The online system, Sycamore, will allow parents to log their volunteer hours online. Parents are responsible for logging hours in a timely manner. All hours must be completed by the last day of school. Each hour earns the family a $10 credit on their oldest child’s tuition payment.
To record your volunteer hours, just go to the Sycamore website and login. Then, on the left hand menu, click on My School, then Service Logs. Then, click the blue New Log button on the upper right of the new page that will load and record to the best of your ability how you’ve volunteered. Check with the front desk with any questions you have about volunteering.