Monroe Montessori School is fortunate to have such enthusiastic families dedicated to the education of the young children attending our school. 


Perhaps the best way to participate in your child’s experience at Monroe Montessori is to volunteer. In this way, you’ll get to know other families and students and increase your familiarity with the teachers and classroom. You can make a real difference.  Working together with the teachers towards the common goal of a great educational experience, enhances the life of each child and helps the school remain strong and vibrant.


Parents play a vital role in the ongoing success of Monroe Montessori. Parent involvement in a child’s education from a young age can make a significant difference in the child's academic success.  Children may not always listen to what we as parents say but they ALWAYS listen to what we do.  Your involvement conveys to your child a strong sense of the value of education. It is this value combined with the value of perseverance that can make a significant difference going forward. For example when a child is thinking "This is too hard" or "I don't think I'll ever get it", the adult's encouraging support at that moment is what allows the child to sense there is a way forward.

 

Parent participation in the classroom, on field trips, at school events and in our annual fundraisers is essential to the school’s well-being. Each family is required to contribute 15 hours of parent participation per year. A Volunteer Log is located on the Parent Bulletin near the door of your child's classroom to help you keep track of your time.


Here are a few of the ways you can get involved in helping at school


  • Classroom Reading/Listening to readers
  • Teacher directed activities (projects)
  • Cultural Celebration/parties
  • Recess/Elementary PE (Wed. & Fri.)
  • Giving elementary spelling tests to a small group 
  • Art docent/ art assistant
  • Music assistant/ performance support
  • Spanish assistant in breakout groups
  • Weekly lunch placemat cleaning
  • Taking pictures/ elem. yearbook layout 
  • After school Enrichment Class assistant
  • Field Trips
  • Fund Raisers (event promotion, event decoration, corporate donations, event clean up)
  • Computer skills, upper elementary students
  • Botany/Garden skills - campus student gardens
  • Take Home items to assist the teacher in preparing materials for the children to use
  • Assisting individual students with a writing assignment 
  • Conducting an in class presentation using a skill or passion you have (rocks, astronomy, animals, music, robots, cooking, etc.)
  • Assisting with science experiment preparations
  • Serving as a volunteer coordinator for your child's classroom
  • Coordinating event hospitality (Biography Day, Grandparents Day, Science Fair, Cultural celebrations)
  • Providing Teacher Appreciation Breakfast or Lunches
  • Chairing or helping with the Spring Auction
  • Officer on the Parent Booster Club board

THE FIRST TEACHER

 

As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

 

PARTNER WITH US

 

We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.


Before volunteering in the classroom you need to attend a Volunteer Orientation workshop and pass a Washington State Patrol background screening form. The screening is good for two years. 


Contact the office for a schedule of when the workshops are held. Please read the Volunteer Handbook prior to the orientation meeting. 

PARENT’S ROLE

"The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experiences ‘work’.”


“Such experience is not just play…. It is work he must do in order to grow up.”


Dr. Maria Montessori


Individual Attention • Inspiring Curriculum • Dedicated Staff • Since 1978

"A child is an eager observer and is particularly attracted by the actions of the adults and wants to imitate them. In this regard, an adult can have a kind of mission. He can be an inspiration for the child's actions, a kind of open book, wherein a child can learn how to direct his own movements."


“... an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.”

Dr. Maria Montessori