There are a number of ways you can volunteer and demonstrate your commitment at Burton Technology Academy. Parent volunteer service hours can be earned by directly supporting the school and by supporting your child academically. Each family is encourage to volunteer 40 hours per school year. It is recommended that 20 hours be applied to supporting the school and 20 hours be applied to supporting your child academically.
Visitor’s Supervision (Morning Shift/Afternoon Shift):
Welcome visitors, check-in visitors and give visitors a name badge. Check-out visitors when they leave the school.
Assist with the set up, distribution of meals and clean-up. Nutrition begins at 10:30 A.M. Lunch begins at 12:55 P.M
Yard Supervision (Can be combined with meal distribution.)
Monitor students and encourage them to behave appropriately during nutrition and/or lunch.
Arrival Supervision (School begins at 7:45 A.M.): Arrive at 7:30 A.M. and direct students into the school. Encourage students to arrive on time to their first class. Make sure each student is wearing the school uniform. Encourage students to dress appropriately (tuck in shirts, pull up pants, etc.) Walk around the school grounds and surrounding area and keep abreast of what is happening.
Dismissal Supervision (School is dismissed at 3:30 P.M.)
Arrive at 3:20 P.M. Walk around the school grounds and surrounding area and keep abreast of what is happening. Encourage students to go home and not to hang out at the school or at the nearby strip mall.
Field Trip Assistance and Supervision:
Serve as a chaperon when students are scheduled to go on a field trip.
Assist office staff with answering phone calls, making copies, assembling and mailing school newsletters, general correspondence, etc.
Welcome Week Committee:
Committee members assist with welcoming new and old students back to school. This committee is convened a few weeks before school starts.
Parent Advisory Committee:
Committee members provide on-going feedback and recommendations to help improve the school. This committee meets once a month.
School Board of Directors:
Committee members review the school’s overall progress. 2-4 parents are needed to represent school. Meetings are held on quarterly basis.
Communications Committee/Take-Home Assignment:
Committee members serve as the Parent Representative your child’s advisory class and initiate phone trees to keep families informed regarding important school policies and events.
Teacher Appreciation Committee:
Committee members assist the school with recognizing the efforts of teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Committee members assist the school with coordinating college-awareness related activities. A College Week will be organized followed by a College Day in December.
Special Events Committee:
Committee members assist the school with special events and projects as needed.
School Beautification Committee:
Committee members recommend ways in which to beautify the school and carryout specific activities to create a welcoming and attractive learning environment at school.
Committee members assist the school with recruitment efforts.
Saturday Parent Workshop Participation:
Participate in the following parent education workshops:
Classroom Visits: Parents are encouraged to make classroom visits.
Provide assistance to teachers on an as needed basis.
Provide tutoring services to students who may need help in a particular subject.
Parent Mentor Program:
Participate in the parent mentor training and mentor a student on a weekly basis.
Assist with the development and/or dissemination of the school newsle