Welcome to Cannon River STEM School (CRSS). Volunteers are a very important part of our school’s education team. It takes an exceptional person to give his or her time and energy to help make our school stronger. Your caring enables us to work better and more productively, and your involvement brings to our students the extra time and personal contact that are vital to academic success. You are sending students the powerful message that people care about them and that volunteerism makes our community stronger.
Here at CRSS we strive to involve parents, teachers, and the community in cooperative ventures to expand and enhance learning experiences and meet the needs of individual students. Take a moment to think about what your strengths and passions are and how your skills can be best used at CRSS. We are confident you will find many rewarding volunteer opportunities to match your interests.
Opportunities to Volunteer:
Label Leveled Reading Books
Word Sort organization
Development Reading Assessment organization
Recess and Lunch assistants
Paint Library (top of wall, will need a ladder)
Was I smarter than a 5th Grader?
When Deb Scheil asked me to tutor some 5th grade students in math last year, I was a bit nervous that the answer to this article’s title question might be “no.” What I learned over the course of the year was that it really didn’t matter. What mattered was that we could figure out the answer to the problem together, and ask for help when we needed it. What mattered was the relationship I was able to develop with the wonderful, fantastic, creative, caring students I worked with, and with Ms. R, their teacher. What mattered is that they saw how excited I was to spend time with them every week. I probably learned more than the students did over the course of the year, and for that I’ll forever be grateful. Volunteering at CRSS can take so many different forms. No matter how much time you have, or where your comfort zone is, there is something for every talent and area of interest. I have never worked or volunteered at a place where I felt more appreciated, or more like I was making a difference. Check out the volunteer needs board the next time you stop by the office, or call Ashley to hear more about volunteer opportunities. Or just ask your favorite 5th grader…