Parent Participation: A Gathering Place for Families
LUMP provides a collaborative environment that connects families and teachers as partners dedicated to the success of all children. Our parent participation model creates enduring connections between staff and families. Parent participation:
- Helps teachers
- Builds community
- Gives parents the opportunity to see their child in the classroom and get to know their child in a different environment
Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom as teacher helpers nine times per year in the three-year-old classes and ten times per year in the four-year-old and Transition classes. Training is provided at an August orientation meeting and we also provide a Parent Helper Handbook. Click here to download a PDF of the Handbook. Parent helpers work very closely with the teacher and provide the class snack or supply for their day of involvement.
Parents choosing not to be helpers pay an extra $25 tuition each month.
In addition to classroom help, families participate heavily in our annual auction, the school's largest fundraiser. Each family contributes items to the auction, attends the event and selects a volunteer role to contribute to its success.
Additional roles for parents include classroom setup at the beginning of the year, serving on our Parent Advisory Board, coordinating and staffing Barnes and Noble Day, and children’s art fundraisers throughout the year and assisting teachers with special projects.
"Helping in the classroom has been a great experience for me and for my son. I am so glad I have him enrolled at LUMP."
- Jennifer Lamborne, Parent