Who do I contact if I would like to volunteer?
We would love to have you volunteer with our students and teachers at Honey Island. Feel free to send an email to email@example.com.Thank you for your willingness to be involved in your child's education by providing your time and talents!Back to Top
Where do we log in our volunteer hours?
You may sign in the Volunteer Log book at the front office, return the Volunteer Log sheet from the newsletter or send an email with your monthly total to HoneyIslandPTA@yahoo.com (click the icon on our homepage).Back to Top
What counts for volunteer hours?
1. Formal and informal PTA planning/organization time: officer activities,committee member activities; all planning, organizing and discussing PTA work.2. Attendance at all PTA board and general meetings, Volunteer teas, etc.3. Parent supervision of student�s homework counts as �volunteer hours�.4. Driving students to extracurricular activities and chaperoning them.5. Chaperoning any school-sponsored activities, field trips, competitions.6. Any participation in Parent/Teacher conferences, IEP conferences.7. Parents providing time anywhere on campus � working in the office or library, helping in the classroom, tutoring, helping with talent shows, working concession stands, taking tickets, belonging to Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters, etc. 8. Involvement in any on-school, or school-sponsored, activity in which parents participate, attend, or supervise.9. At lower elem. level, participation in Reading or Math nights at school.10. Serving as playground or lunchroom monitors (unpaid).11. Telephoning, working on phone trees, planning sessions at home.12. E-mailing from home, planning activities, etc.13. Setting up and maintaining websites.14. Baking, making decorations or favors at home.15. Driving to retail store and time spent shopping for such items.16. Student volunteer hours after school, in the classroom, helping a teacher.17. Student volunteer hours tutoring others, if after school, even if part of Beta, National Honor Society or other organization that requires volunteer hours.Back to Top
Why do we count volunteer hours?
SACS (Southern Accreditation for Colleges and Schools) Accreditation teams for both the individual school, and the entire district, look carefully at documented volunteer hours.Potential candidates for the PTA �School of Excellence� award must have documented hours.National and State PTA look at individual school volunteer hours.Parental pride at the school level in the number of volunteer hours accumulated.The St. Tammany Parish School System computes a dollar amount of all schools volunteer hours ($3,446,019.50 for 2003-2004) and recognizes the District PTA each fall for this service.Back to Top