Why Volunteer ? Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, children are more likely to: Earn better grades Score higher on tests Attend school regularly Have better social skills Show improved behavior Complete homework assignments Be more positive in their attitude toward school Graduate and continue their education
Meeting Schedule The PA meets once a month (usually the first Monday) during the school year, from 6:007:30 p.m. in Miss Nan’s library in Old House. 2012-2013 PA meetings September 10th October 1st December 3rd February 4th
Oldfields School Parent Association TheParentAssociation@OldfieldsSchool.org
April 8th - Officer appointments When parents become involved in their children's education, the adults are more likely to: Have a closer relationship with the faculty and administrators, thus feeling more comfortable seeking information or sharing concerns Become more aware of policies, procedures and school community news Get to know their daughter’s friends Form friendships with other parents Scholastic achievement and the PA: A two-year study of home and school influences on scholastic achievement among children found that formal involvement in parent-school activities was the most important variable connected to all literacy skills.
May 6th - 2013-2014 Planning Events and Programs Schedule Parent Reception - August 28th Breakfast with Taylor Smith - September 13th
Officers 2012-2013 President: Jodi Taylor Vice-President: Katie Rodgers
Fall Family Weekend - October 12th-13th Race for the Cure, Team Oldfields - Oct. 21st Fall campus decorating - October 7th Winter campus decorating - December 3rd Teacher Appreciation - June 10th
Oldfields School 1500 Glencoe Road Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152
Who We Are
How do I get Involved?
2-Hour Power Pledge
The Oldfields Parent Association is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of Oldfields girls through social activities bringing parents, students, and teachers together. Through volunteer parental involvement, we provide educational and financial support and promote a loving and safe learning environment for our children so they may excel in all aspects of their educational careers.
We need parents like YOU! Please consider the following volunteer opportunities:
Please fill out one pledge form per family.
What does the Oldfields School Parent Association do? Well, we do a number of different things. Here are a few:
Build positive relationships with families and the School
Invite boarding students to homes during long weekend breaks
Support Oldfields School faculty and staff
Design, produce, and sell the Oldfields ornament collection
Compile and produce the Oldfields cookbook
Hold the teacher appreciation end-of-year luncheon
Offer support in campus projects and activities such as the community garden and the equestrian program Participate in fundraising, such as phonathons Sponsor “funraisers” such as seasonal contests for students Register on onecause.com and apply for a Target Visa with Oldfields as beneficiary
Help decorate the campus. It’s fun!
Support fundraising efforts. Make calls. Write letters. Stuff envelopes.
Bake for various events. Consider an officer position.
Parent/Guardian Name: _____________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Daughter’s Name: _____________________________________
Express your interest to a PA officer.
Day parents: Take the 2-Hour Power Pledge.
Send a financial donation to support activities if you live far away.
Invite some girls to your house for a Sunday afternoon of movies and popcorn. Our boarders like to get off campus!
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Visit the Parent Portal on the School website, OldfieldsSchool.org, and click on the Parent link at the bottom of the homepage.
Have a unique talent or skill that you'd like to
Please call or email if you have any ideas or questions on how to get involved. Contact: Jodi Taylor TheParentAssociation@OldfieldsSchool.org
All 2-Hour Power forms may be returned to any PA officer, dropped in the PA mailbox in the front parlor of Old House, or mailed to Oldfields School: 1500 Glencoe Road, Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152.
Yes! I pledge to give 2 hours to our Do you: share? Know of a resource that might be a great fit for Oldfields School (such as a company or matching gift program)?
The days and times that are best for me are: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Volunteering preferences: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Comments: _____________________________________ _____________________________________