TOP TEN Reasons to get involved in the Elm Street School PAC

  1. Your child benefits!
    Research shows when parents get connected to the school, children do better.
  2. We make a difference!
    Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work - and so can our children.  We support teachers in and out of the classroom. We provide needed resources.  We create learning opportunities.  We make school fun!
  3. We pledge to honor your time constraints!
    Avoid the black hole of the never-ending time commitment.  Even an an hour or two makes a big difference.  Commit to a level you are comfortable with and still be a part of a phenomenal volunteer team.
  4. We have fun!
    Helping out should not be drudgery.  We accomplish a lot, and it is not always easy, but we try to enjoy ourselves along the way. After all, we are here to build community, friendships, and partnership with our school.  
  5. Meet nice people who share your interests and concerns!
    We all have something in common - we care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children.  We are neighbors, friends,and peers who share many of the same experiences.  We are friends because of those connections.
  6. There's a lot to be done!
    Schools are asked to do more with less.  Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps and find creative solutions.
  7. We can match jobs to your interests and abilities!
    The work we do covers a broad spectrum: event support, planning and executing events, writing and editing, working directly with children, managing a budget and cash flow, and so much more.  We encourage creative ideas, and are thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.
  8. We're welcoming!
    There is no "I" in "TEAM."  We come together to strive toward common goals and we couldn't be happier to have you join in!
  9. We're about parent involvement!
    We raise funds to fill in the financial gap, but our number one goal is to get more parents connected to Elm Street School.  Hundreds of research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.
  10. This work is very rewarding!
    It's seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child's eye.  It's seeing the smile that shows we're making school a little more fun - and a child feel a little more comfortable in a learning environment.  It's learning that test scores are rising and knowing that we played a role.  There's lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.  


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