Polaris Needs YOU!
My name is Daniela De Los Reyes and I am the Volunteer Coordinator. As you may know, schools like ours rely heavily on the involvement of parents to help out and lend a hand in any way they can. You can volunteer in classrooms, Enrichment programs, school events, and/or join a committee (Events, Enrichment, and Fundraising). Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet other families, as well as doing your part in helping our school and our children thrive.
We realize that many of our community members work and are not available during the school day, however there are many opportunities to help on an evening or weekend or from home. In addition to helping our school function at its best, every hour volunteered and documented can be used to show community support when we apply for grants. This can make a big difference in award decisions.
We are asking each family to commit to 10 hours of volunteering for the school year, and there are many ways you can help besides what I listed above. I encourage you to email me if you have any questions or would like more information on how to help.
There are several different ways you can help. They range from helping in the classrooms, to assisting with maintenance projects, to writing grants, to helping with simple administrative tasks. There is something for everyone and every schedule. The following link(s) will bring you to lists of volunteer opportunities. You will see what, when, where, and how many people are needed. You can even easily sign-up to volunteer right on the list. If you have any challenges, please contact Michelle Mathieu to give your feedback. Thank you!
SIGN UP HERE:
There are no current sign-ups. Please email Daniela if you are interested in volunteering.
Before You Volunteer…
Everyone who wants to volunteer in the school during school hours or work with the children at any school or PEF events must complete the following:
1. Have a background check done.
- Call the State Police Criminal Records Unit to schedule an appointment. (603) 223-3867
- Have the School Employee Criminal Records Check -Volunteers form notarized and bring it to your appointment.
- Free notary services are available at most public libraries and banks.
- The background check costs $35, payable at the appointment. They do not accept credit cards, so please make sure you have cash or a check.
- For more information about this process, go to http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/crimrecords/
2. Sign the Polaris Code of Conduct form and return to the school office.
3. Sign the Confidentiality Agreement and return to the school office.
You must complete all of these steps for Polaris, even if you have had a background check done for a previous job or volunteer position. However, you only need to undergo the process once. If you have completed it in a previous year, you are all set. We look forward to working with you!