Model What Your Children are Learning

hands up to volunteerOne of the nine core virtues of Great Hearts is Citizenship and Humility. The description of this virtue states, “We give of our time and abilities to serve others.”

In school, our children’s teachers teach to this and the other eight virtues every day. Our children learn to give of their time, to share their knowledge and experience with their classmates, and to help each other when it’s needed.

As parents, it’s important for us to demonstrate these virtues. Our children should learn not just by being taught, but by example, as well.

There’s an easy way to demonstrate the virtue of Citizenship and Humility. Archway Lincoln PSO is looking for parent volunteers for the 2016-17 school year. We have many roles to fill, each as important as another, and all of them needing different levels of involvement. In short, we have a role for you, regardless of your available time, ability to be at the school, or your background or experience.

Here’s a shortlist of opportunities for which we need assistance:

  • Parents to help run the hot lunch program. Do you have a few friends you like to work with? Consider collaborating together, dividing the work, and help our lunch program succeed.
  • Parents to organize our volunteers. Are you detail-oriented, but can’t come to campus much? This might be the perfect opportunity for you.
  • Parents to help us make sound financial decisions. Have a financial or business background? Do you like numbers? You’re our man (or woman).
  • Parents to help communicate news and information to the Lincoln community. Perhaps you’re a former marketing executive, or you have a background in web design and work a full-time job and can’t come to school. This opportunity might be ideal.

A complete list of all the volunteer opportunities (and a sign-up form to indicate your area of interest) can be found here. Rest assured that telling us you’re interested in something doesn’t commit you to running it. You can decide your level of involvement.

Our headmaster, Mr. Kuhlman, said it best at this week’s General PSO meetings:

“In my time interacting with parents over the years, some of the most significant times they’ve experienced were volunteering in their child’s school.”
–Robby Kuhlman, Headmaster

We hope you will join us in demonstrating this important virtue of Citizenship and Humility by volunteering your time and expertise, and also help us build upon the success of our first year.

And to all of the parents who have volunteered during our inaugural year, THANK YOU! You have our most sincere gratitude. We could not have been successful without your time and effort. We can say with confidence that the teachers and staff at Archway Lincoln appreciate all that you’ve done very much.