Notes from Sue, Education Director
New Family Committee Wants to Know Ways Families Can Contribute
We are really excited about Peninsula’s new Family Committee, which held its first meeting last week. The meeting was well attended with lots of good ideas, questions, and positive energy.
One request from the family committee is to know ways parents can support the program here at Peninsula in terms of tools, services, time, and talents. There really are many ways parents can contribute to and enrich the program here for children, especially in these difficult economic times. Below are some of the current opportunities.
Musicians: If you are a musician and would like to volunteer your time and talent to contribute to a music program for the children please let us know.
Sewing: We regularly need volunteers with sewing skills. You could do projects at home on your own time or participate in occasional sewing “parties”. We need experienced sewers with machines.
Maintenance/Building (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc.): We would love to have some volunteers we could call on for odd jobs as they arise. We’d also love to have someone occasionally to build things for classrooms.
Landscaping/Yard Work: We are blessed with a large outdoor area which means there is always lots of weeding and other yard work. Volunteers could come and work on a regular basis or for occasional work parties.
Classroom “Experts” as Special Visitors: The definition of an “expert” in early childhood is anyone who knows more about a particular subject than a five year old. If you have a job, skill, hobby, or talent that might be of interest to young children, let us know.
Teacher Recognition: We’d love to have parents, grandparents, foster parents, etc. who want to do occasional teacher recognition/appreciation activities.
Other volunteer possibilities include IT/Computer help, clerical, and, of course, parents are always welcome to spend time volunteering in their own child’s classroom. If you would like to volunteer at Peninsula, please call Executive Director Ken Dale at 503-280-0534 x 21.