Home & School Welcome Letter
Welcome to Home & School! Home & School is an organization whose mission is to support the school (teachers, administration and the Board of Directors) by organizing parent volunteers and playing a key role in community building. There is no secret handshake- every parent is a part of Home & School!
Parent volunteers are such a critical part of making the school great. Many volunteer opportunities through Home & School have less than a two hour time commitment and simply require showing up and helping out in a fun and social setting. Additionally – volunteering is one of the best ways to meet people and become connected within the Carondelet community. We can share first-hand how volunteering through Home & School has helped us to build and strengthen friendships with other parents and get to know the kids, teachers and staff better.
If you are new to the school, or just new to Home & School, we hope you will join us at a meeting to get to know other parents and learn more about the opportunities you have to be involved at Carondelet. If you are a long time Home & School volunteer, we look forward to seeing you back!
Those who have been involved with Home & School in the past will notice some changes in the meeting structure this year. The meetings will be less focused on a set agenda and committee updates. Instead you will be able to find committee reports on past and future Home & School events online on our webpage, as well as, volunteer requests, event sign ups, and budget updates. You can easily link to this page via the Carondelet website, as well as through our announcements in the weekly school News Notes.
Home & School meetings will be a time to socialize and meet other parents you are volunteering with, cover organizational matters that need to be put to a larger group, as well as to stay informed on happenings at the school with updates from Principal Sue Kerr. It will also be a place event teams can meet as a smaller group to strategize. We also hope to feature one or two speakers throughout the year on topics of interest to our parent community.
We hope everyone will feel welcome to join us throughout the year, as we know each of you has so much to offer our school community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Thank you so much in advance for working with us this year!
Hannah Kuhn and Joan Kaminski
Home & School Co-Chairs