Sunday, May 11, 2014
Marrington Elementary School faculty and staff held a volunteer reception to thank their hard working volunteers for everything they continually do for the Marrington family.
Volunteers were treated to a banquet of food and bags stuffed with mementos of appreciation.
Marrington Elementary has a long history of having a thriving volunteer program. The purpose of the volunteer program is to support academic achievement and Berkeley County School District goals to improve graduation rates and support dropout prevention.
Volunteers also enrich the quality of instruction with relevant topics or presentations, increase student motivation and improve reading scores, strengthen partnerships between schools, community businesses and civic leaders. Volunteers promote parent involvement by actively seeking collaboration.
Some of the many functions parent volunteers assist with are reading with or listening to a child read, shelving and weeding books in the media center, fundraisers, Weekly Wednesday Folders, bulletin board displays, posting/displaying student work in the halls or pod areas, copying papers, duty free lunch, book fairs, picture pay, staff appreciation, field day and field trips.
Marrington Elementary faculty and staff are grateful for the unwavering help and support from these dedicated volunteers.