When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to, are better
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy. "
Rabindranath Tagore(The first non-European to win Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.)
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help others in need and improve your health and happiness.
Volunteering is a voluntary act of an individual or group freely contributing time and labor for the community service.
Why volunteer at school?
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"
- Helen Keller
Researchers have been studying the effects of parent attitudes and actions have on their children's academic success for more than 30 years. The results have been consistent. Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla summed it up in their book A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, which reviewed the existing research.
Enthusiastic to volunteer? We are here to help you with that process. Sign up and we will reach out to you!
We request each family to contribute '8 volunteer hours for your child', during the school year.
Excerpt from our school contract that we all have signed:
REGISTRATION CONTRACT As a Faria A+ parent, I understand that it is my responsibility to: 3. Commitment to volunteer at Faria A+: It is mandatory that each Faria family contribute a minimum of 8 hours every school year to support school and parent organization related activities, including, but not limited to: chaperoning field trips; preparing and running classroom parties; preparing classroom materials; providing support in the library or computer lab; performing traffic duty; and helping to run FEEF events. Parents may also choose to serve on the FEEF or School Site Council boards.