The participation of all parents is essential for Alice Birney to provide the many opportunities and activities for students that make the school unique and students successful. An important aspect of life in the Alice Birney community is that children see parents and teachers working together in the classroom, the gardens, at school festivals and in the home.
Children learn directly the value of group cooperation, dedication, problem-solving and hard work. School staff and parents work together to be worthy of imitation and to set the example for children to follow. Parent participation develops and maintains a naturally beautiful environment for the children inside and outside of the school.
Parent participation is not limited to being present on campus. There are several ways that parents can be involved: laundering rags, purchasing and sending snack for the class, making telephone calls or sending emails, helping to plan and organize fieldtrips, soliciting donations of funds or materials, building, gardening, and much more. If you are struggling with how to be involved, please speak with a teacher. They always have wonderful opportunities and ideas.
Often, grants and other opportunities are linked directly to our parent participation rate and the number of hours dedicated to serving the school.