Come on in! Any day, any time!
I love having an extra smile in the room!
~~~ Parent ~~~
~~~ Participation ~~~
This is Lee Gardner, aka "Mr. Lee", who will go down in history as being one of the most awesome volunteers EVER! He tutors kids, he tests kids, he works with small groups, he helps in the computer lab every week, he does science projects with us, he glues hobby horses, he gets down on the floor and plays with the kids. This man makes a difference in the lives of children!
Volunteer your time by:
Helping in the classroom - read with a child, help a small group, prepare art materials, etc.
Helping on field trips - we'll need lots of parents for the pumpkin patch and for the zoo!
Working at home helping to prepare materials (cutting, stapling, typing)
Sending in healthy snacks - no nuts, please!
Helping with class events
Coming to PTO meetings
Enrich your child's experiences - Go on educational family excursions!
Tucson Children's Museum
Reid Park Zoo
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Tohono Chul Park
Catalina State Park
Nanini Public Library
Special events in town
Any Tucson and nearby museums!
Some Things to Contribute
Snacks - treats that meet the state nutrition guidelines and do not contain nuts
Books - any books but particularly ones from Book Fair Wish List and from Book Orders
Educational Games - fun things for the kids to learn from while they play
Computer - just one good enough to let us play educational games on it!
Paper - we can always use brightly colored "Xerox" paper
Giftcards - teacher stores, pet stores, any store
Tax Credit donation - call or stop by the office for details
Items from Wish List Tree in the classroom - come on in and see what we need
Students may bring individual snacks to eat at recess - or buy a (donated) snack for a quarter.
Donations of snacks are GREATLY appreciated! I usually ask volunteers to bag the snacks into snack baggies and then I sell the baggies for a quarter during morning and afternoon recesses. (I use those quarters to buy supplies for the classroom.) Most parents donate a box of Goldfish, bags of cereal, graham crackers, or pretzels. You can also use the list below for ideas. I very much appreciate your donations! Remember, NO nuts due to allergies.
The federal nutrition guidelines allow for these snacks to be distributed at public schools:
American Fare - pretzel sticks
Barrel O'Fun - popcorn
Breyers - pure fruit bars
Crunchmaster - rice crackers
David - pumpkin seeds
Doritos - baked tortilla chips
Dreyer's - fruit bars with real fruit- NO sugar added
Famous Amos - gingersnaps
General Mills - Cheerios
General Mills - Cheerios-fruity
General Mills - Cheerios-honey nut
General Mills - Cheerios-yogurt burst
General Mills - Kix
General Mills - Chex Mix-traditional
Great Value - vanilla wafers
Keebler - graham crackers-cinnamon
Kellogg's - Froot Loops-1/3 Less sugar
Kellogg's - Frosted Flakes-1/3 Less sugar
Kellogg's - Frosted Mini Wheats-maple & brown sugar
Kellogg's - Frosted Mini Wheats-strawberry delight
Kellogg's - Frosted Mini Wheats-vanilla creme
Lay's - baked chips
Lay's - baked chips-BBQ
Lay's - baked chips-cheddar & sour cream
Malt O Meal- Cinnamon Toasters
Nabisco - honey made graham crackers
Nabisco - Wheat Thins-reduced fat
Nabisco - Teddy Grahams-chocolate chip
Nabisco - Teddy Grahams-cinnamon
Pepperidge Farms - Goldfish-whole grain baked crackers
Post - Honey Comb
Post - Shredded Wheat-spoon size
Post - Fruity Pebbles
Quaker - baked cheddar snack mix
Quaker - chewy 90 calorie-baked apple granola bars
Safeway - pretzel twists
Stauffer's - animal crackers
Tostitos - Baked Scoops
Triscuit - baked whole grain wheat crackers
Wortz - wheat crackers
Gogurts or Yogurts
Hard boiled eggs
Olives-green or black
*Fresh fruit or vegetables are always good.
*Most brands are similar if you look for low sugar content, baked and whole wheat.
*All juices MUST be 100% fruit juice.
EXCEPTION: For birthday or celebration type goodies, nutrition guidelines DO NOT need to apply, however all items MUST: be store bought, in the original UNopened package , and with all nutrition labels intact. I do ask that you let me know in advance if you are planning on bringing in something to share so that I can plan accordingly and let you know the best time. Thank you!
NO PEANUT PRODUCTS PLEASE to avoid any allergy problems with our classmates.