Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to School with Volunteer Spot


I have a question for you. How do you support your kids school? I was recently asked this by Volunteerspot.com, and it got my wheels turning.

I’m signing up to _____________ here’s why.

This simple sentence got me thinking. I have 3 girls. I know, I know, and yes, the drama at our house could be measured in tons.  I love them all a lot..most of the time.  My oldest daughter is 12. She started 7th grade this year. Where we live, this is the first year of Jr. High.


kinli 7th grade collage

Da-da-da-dum…I remember Jr. high, but I really wish that I didn’t. I am sure that you remember it as well. We were trying to figure out what was going on with our bodies. We desperately wanted to fit in and we would do anything to not stand out.

So, that brings me to the question-I’m signing up to  BE INVOLVED & here’s why.
As I just pointed out, Jr high can be brutal. And we all know that kids can be mean. I wanted to be involved in my 12 yr. olds first experience of Jr. high.  So, I signed up to help be in charge of the PTSA.  There are 3 adults that run this little group of kids. We are in charge of stomps (for those of you outside of Utah-this is a very, non-formal dance-usually in the day) making and hanging posters and other activities.  The kids that are in the group are called “peer leaders.” Think school officer, minus the jacket.  Anyway, my 12 yr. old is a peer leader. So, this was a perfect way for me to be involved without seeming too overbearing.

It may seem like a small and simple thing, but to me, it’s huge. I have the opportunity to see my daughter interact with her friends and see her in her school element. All without being too pushy, or one of “those moms.”  She won’t admit that she likes me being there, but I know that she does.

This world is scary. It is not a secret that the meaning of a family is becoming less and less important. Technology is becoming more and more important. Our kids want to spend less time with us, their parents and family, and  spend way more time online, texting, or doing anything else that doesn’t involve us.

This is why I am doing all that I can to be more involved with my 12 yr. old.  I am hoping that I can become the “cool mom!” I realize that she might never ever admit that, and I am ok with that. I will know that she appreciates me being involved, even if she won’t tell her friends. It will be our little secret.

VolunteerSpot is an amazing site! Check out the info below for all of the details. I promise that you will thank me!

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I'm Signing Up To _____, And Here's Why! I’m joining VolunteerSpot’s Back To School campaign to help raise visibility for parent involvement in schools.
Save time {and stress} and get more parents involved
at school with VolunteerSpot.com! 
VolunteerSpot's FREE online signup sheets make it easy to organize parents and signup to help for just about anything: classroom helpers, snack schedules, carnivals, library volunteers, parent-teacher conferences and more....  No more 'Reply-All' email chains! Please share with your room mom, teachers and parent leaders…
Plus there's a huge Sweepstakes on VolunteerSpot's Facebook page! 
Win an iPad for YOU and a $500 for your fave School! Enter here


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1 comment :

  1. Good for you Momma! I spent the last 2 years being the PTSO Pres. at Miss Mace's Middle School & it was probably one of the best things I've ever done. Such a great way to get involved, serve & let your child know you care. Have Fun! :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by. Hope that my craziness might have inspired you! I would to hear what you have to say. (as long as it is nice)

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