The OLA Preschool parents enjoy a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. These events are organized and implemented by members of our Parent Council. All parents of preschool students are asked to participate in the these activities for the good of the preschool and our students.
The Parent Council is comprised of our committee chairmen and our room parents.
Our Fundraising Committee works hard every year to put on the Fall Festival in October and plan the Spring Fling Parent Party.
Our Hospitality Committee plans the St. Joseph’s Day/ Donuts with Dad, May Crowning/Muffins with Mom, and Teacher Appreciation events.
Volunteer and Art Committees help with all school events.
Our Spiritual Angel organizes and helps plan school wide service projects.
Parent Volunteers assist the preschool with holiday parties, service projects, fundraising art projects and other special needs during the year.
Classroom Volunteers: Our students enjoy parent reading and cooking volunteers in the classroom.
In a July 2019 blog on the BoosterThon website, Sarah Majoram wrote a post about why parents should volunteer at their child's school.
Below are her 7 reasons:
1. Volunteering makes a difference in your child's education. Research shows that when parents volunteer, their children do better in school - from academics to behavior.
2. Volunteering allows you to spend more time with your child. A gift to both you and your child!
3. Volunteering helps create community. What a great way to make new friends and be positive influences on one another's children! Also,your support system grows.
4. Volunteering allows you to get to know teachers/staff. This is a great chance to show them your support.
5. Volunteering makes schools better. Parental involvement can help provide more opportunities that teachers/staff alone cannot do. Also, it helps school raise much needed funds.
6. Volunteering allows you to use your strengths. Look for opportunities to serve where you can use your talents!
7. Volunteering is good for your health. Research shows that folks who volunteer "live longer, have lower stress levels, and are generally healthier."