WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
The Jackson staff feels fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who work with our teachers to support achievement. Our volunteers are parents, community members and retired teachers. Volunteers are needed in in all of our classrooms, even in the upper grades! If you are interested in volunteering in a classroom, in our library, or even in the office, contact us! Regular volunteers must be approved by the classroom teacher, library media clerk or office staff and must adhere to a regular schedule. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate volunteers on a drop-in basis. You may volunteer in your child's classroom for single events as well. When volunteers are needed for events such as class parties, chaperoning field trips, or other events, the teacher will send information home to request volunteers. Your child's teacher will then notify you of the details of volunteering for that event, or if the need for volunteers has been satisfied.
Our focus this month on one of our regular volunteers is:
Ms. Ogonowski retired in 2006 as a teacher here at Jackson. She felt such a connection to the school and to the kids, she comes in three days a week and stays for most of the day, volunteering in many kindergarten and first grade classrooms. She also volunteers in the library, helping Ms. Allen check books in and out, sort and shelve books and processing books that meet the criteria for our Accelerated Reader Program. She also comes on additional days for special events and activities. Ms. Ogonowski's help is invaluable in supporting students improve their reading skills, writing skills, or help with make-up testing. Her work with students who struggle in these areas gives them added support as they improve.