Volunteering at Chloe Clark Elementary
>> if you are not a registered SHSD volunteer,
complete the Online Volunteer ApplicationChloe Clark Elementary has the best (and the most!) volunteers in the region! Teachers and staff welcome parents, grandparents, and other community members to be an active part in our students' learning environment. Parent volunteers offer a great resource and support base for our school while showing their children the importance of participating in the larger community. Not only does the school reap the benefits of parental involvement, but parents reap the benefits, too. By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, volunteers gain a firsthand understanding of their child's daily activities while tapping into trends and fads of school life that can help communication with children as they grow and change.There are many opportunities for volunteerism at Chloe Clark, both during school hours and also at home for those who cannot make it during the school day. Volunteers assist with field trip chaperoning, helping teachers in the classroom, and volunteering for school-wide events, not to mention the many opportunities available through our very active PTA. Founded in 1905, the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers, better known as the Washington State PTA, is the largest volunteer organization in the state, with more than 140,000 members in more than 900 local units across the state. When you join the Chloe Clark PTA, you become part of the state association and the larger National PTA. Your voice joins tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States as advocates for children.One of Chloe Clark Elementary's newest volunteering opportunity is designed especially for men -- Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students). This program is geared specifically to involve dads (and other men in your child's life) to spend a day at Chloe Clark being a positive male role model. Watch D.O.G.S. is an innovative program by the National Center For Fathering. It began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally-recognized program that brings hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into our nation’s classrooms and hallways. Watch D.O.G.S. has created millions of “in school” volunteer hours and continues to have a tremendously positive impact on the educational process. Today more than 2,610 schools in 42 states plus DC participate in Watch D.O.G.S.
How to ApplyAll interested volunteers need to fill out an Online SHSD Volunteer Application (this application needs to be renewed every two years for continuing volunteers). Volunteers are required to check in at the school's main office to sign in and pick up their temporary Volunteer Badge.For more information about volunteering at Chloe Clark Elementary, please call 253.583.7100.For more information about the Volunteer Department at Steilacoom Historical School District, visit the SHSD Volunteer website.