For the first time, this year, anyone that is willing to volunteer to help on field trips with our students must fill out a CPS Volunteer form. For persons having less than 10 hours of contact time per week with students, this only means filling out a form on line. and turning it in to the school. When you come to school next time, stop in at the office to make sure your name is on the list. Bring an ID. Then you are good to go on the next trip.
For the ecology program, parent and community volunteers have been an integral, indispensable part of making trips work. In our ecology program, parents are considered fellow learners and explorers. Over the course of 9 years at Waters our parent and community volunteers become a cultural force in our community: restoring, conserving energy, composting, recycling, and acting to protect our precious natural and human communities.
I sincerely hope that the new requirements for volunteering do not dissuade anyone from being part of our journey. If anyone needs help accessing the Internet to fill out required forms, please let me know so that we can assist you. We need YOU to make our school successful. Please sign up asap.