We love our Parent Volunteers!
We are truly grateful for the time, energy and enthusiasm that our Parent Volunteers give as active members of our community. There are plenty of ways to get involved with our school community. Some of our Parent Volunteer opportunities are listed below – if you can help us, please contact Reception@montessori.on.ca or your child’s classroom.
- Hot Lunch Helpers – Assist with shopping for our Casa students; Help our Elementary students prepare and serve lunch in their classrooms. Please note that parents do not need a Police Vulnerable Sector Check to help with the Elementary Lunch program.
- Drivers – Provide transportation for Upper Elementary and Junior High students to afterschool sports activities and games at other schools.
- Parent Reps – Provide assistance to teachers and parents in your child’s classroom; recruit volunteers to help with various activities such as Hot Lunch, Field Trips; assist with school/social events.
- Chaperones – Support our teachers and the supervision of our Casa and Lower Elementary students during field trips.
- Guest Experts – Come in and speak with our Junior High students about various careers; help teachers connect areas of study to real life experiences (e.g. physicians supporting biology dissections, marketing professionals helping students promote Micro-economy, etc.)
- Professional Support – Provide professional support and expert knowledge to our Administration team in various areas.
- Board Committees – Offer expertise and input on committees and working groups supporting the school’s Board of Governors.
Police Vulnerable Sector Checks
For the safety of all of our children and in accordance with new regulations, we require family members who volunteer with our students to complete our Volunteer Application and Self Declaration form (PDF) every school year. Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC) are only required every five years; if you’ve submitted a PVSC since 2013, we ask you to check the self-declaration box on the application form and submit the form to your child’s classroom teacher or Reception. If you need a PVSC, residents of London can apply for one online: London Police Service, Police Background Checks.
Parents who want to provide transportation are asked to submit an Application to Transport MA Students (PDF) with relevant drivers license and insurance details.
Please contact Reception@montessori.on.ca if you would like a letter from the school to accompany your PVSC application.