Roosevelt is a wonderful place to learn in large part due to our amazing volunteers. We believe that volunteers are essential for a school's success. Students care about learning when they see adults care about them.
Parent, Guardian and Grandparent Volunteers
We ask that each parent, guardian, or grandparent volunteer for the school.
There are numerous ways to volunteer.
- Work with students in the classroom.
- Help a teacher with grading, copying, preparing a lesson, or filing
- Join the PTA, ELAC, or the School Site Council
- Help out on School-wide events such as the Carnival
- Work in our school garden.
- Ask a teacher or staff member for a way you can enrich the school that fits your interests and schedule.
Peninsula Interfaith (PIA) Volunteers
These wonderful volunteers help out weekly in every classroom. Most tutors work primarily one-on-one or in small groups with students to help them with reading skills. Some volunteers help in math and others are general classroom aides or docents for Art in Action. This year, we have 29 PIA volunteers working at Roosevelt weekly. New volunteers are always welcome.
This year, PIA organized a substitute teaching training with the district to ensure our students maintain rigorous academic lessons when teachers are out sick or out due to professional development.
Peninsula Covenant Church/Community Center (PCC) Volunteers
A local church built a bridge between their church and the community via helping out the public schools. Roosevelt is the recipient of their amazing generosity. In the past they have landscaped our grounds and remodeled our staff room. PCC is providing physical education classes for students in grades three through five.
Redeemer Lutheran Church Volunteers
Volunteers from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Redwood City tutor students individually after school. They support the children in reading, writing, math, and homework. The students enjoy this one-on-one interaction and look forward to their tutor time each week.
The Early Literacy Program, sponsored by Avenidas (Senior Center) in Palo Alto, trains and provides tutors to work with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders who need reading assistance. This year there are six ELP tutors at Roosevelt working with 15 children. Tutors volunteer for two hours a week, working with at least two students for ½ hour each (back-to-back) on two different days. The ELP is currently at 22 schools in five mid-peninsula school districts and has been at Roosevelt since April 2009. ELP tutors return year after year and children continue to improve, not only academically and socially.