The following are parts of our program that are very important and while participating in these things is not strictly required, the program will not succeed if its members do not fulfill these obligations.
As part of this program it is requested that each family donate $20 per child / per month ($200/year). These donations help fund field trips, explorations, and extra classroom technology
and curriculum, and allow us to have the auction be our only fundraiser.
Five times a year, our school participates in an activity called Explorations. Explorations consist of an adult leading a forty minute educational activity for 6 - 8 children twice in a row.
Each family is expected to lead one exploration per child per school year. Typical activities include science experiments, engineering projects, art lessons, etc. It
is encouraged that new members assist in a veteran parent's exploration to see how they work. If you have any questions you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the required auction procurement each class chooses a theme and puts together a basket that is raffled off at the auction. It
is asked that each family donate cash or procure/buy an item ($10 - $20) for the themed basket.
If a member uses the childcare option during the parent meetings, it is requested that they volunteer to do childcare during one of the parent meetings. Volunteering in childcare fulfills
attendance requirements for the general meeting.