Below are some grade 4 and school community highlights:
From the Ground Up:
Golden Horn Elementary is making a healthy choice by selling fresh Yukon grown vegetables as a fundraiser! It is our main one and is a benefit for all school community members while providing resourceful learning opportunities! Feel free to contact the school for more information.
For more details see the attached photo below:
Studies show that parental involvement in a child's education is one of the most important factors in raising student self-esteem and academic achievement. We realize, however, that each of our families is unique, with its own priorities, needs, talents, and time constraints. So, I try to provide as many different kinds of opportunities for parental involvement as possible. Please review the volunteer opportunities suggested below, and let me know what ones are of interest to you:
Organize a fair.
Share curriculum related pictures and souvenirs from a personal or family trip.
Direct a play.
Teach students to play crib.
Arrange for curriculum related speakers, exhibits, demonstrations.
Share a talent, interest, or hobby.
Tutor individuals or small groups of students.
Chaperone a field trip.
Organize or participate in a special event.
Organize a classroom fundraiser.
Offer to donate books, art materials, musical instruments, games.... the list is endless.
Bring in refreshments, snacks, or treats.
Help locate a willing elder to visit our classroom to share their knowledge and experience.
Help locate a willing First Nations Ways of Knowing and Doing to visit our classroom to share their knowledge and experience.
Cook or bake with a group of students.
Here are some questions that come to mind:
-Would you like to volunteer in/outside of the classroom?
-Would you like to donate traditional meat for a dry meat making experience?
-Do you know of an Elder who would like to visit the classroom periodically to meet with the students (connecting the grade 4 curriculum within the classroom)?
-Do you have ideas for fundraising?
-Should a parent/guardian fundraising group be created to make a vision become a reality?
-What ideas do you have for our Christmas Concert performance on December 19 @ 1:30 PM and 6:00 PM (There may be a school wide theme. With time, more information will present itself)?
-Our class is hosting the school assembly on December 20 (Theme: Pajama Day). What are your thoughts?
-Wouldn’t it be memorable if the Christmas Concert performance was connected to the Assembly Presentation the following day?
-Do you have applied design, technology, or skills you would like to share with the students (example: EV3 kit, robotics, coding, wood work, culinary, camping, safety, creative presentation, interview, on the land, Yukon First Nations Ways of Knowing and Doing, etc.).
There are different requirement needed depending on how you would like to get involved. Below are some avenues you might want to look into:
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION APPENDIX / FORM #7: This form was already sent home. The information was posted in September’s classroom newsletter. This is a mandated document required by the department to have on file in order to volunteer your time. Please submit the form to myself, or the office, if volunteering throughout the year is of interest to you. If you must request another form, please let me know.
VEHICLE/INSURANCE: Would you be willing to drive students to and from events? Please contact the office to submit required documents.
SAFETY AND FIRST AID: Please submit information to the office if you hold these valid documents. This submission can lead to greater classroom opportunity and may help meet requirements if volunteering for school events.
CLEARANCE/VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECKS: You can also enquire about submitting an RCMP clearance check and a vulnerable sector check to help maximize student learning opportunities and help meet requirements if volunteering for school events.
Thank you to those who were able to sign-up for volunteer or donation opportunities at the open house during this year’s GHES Fall Culture Days. To those unable, there are always opportunities throughout the year.
Please contact me by e-mail at email@example.com (include your name, child’s name, preferred contact information, and details in regards to getting involved).
GHES Fall Culture Days 2019