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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Lunchtime Walkabout

Visit the PTA web page for more information about ways to get involved!


What is the Walkabout Program?

The Ralston Rams Walkabout program is a NEW school supported, parent staffed program that provides a positive adult presence on campus during the lunch recess hour (12:10 - 1:05pm).  Ralston is a growing campus and the additional adult presence on campus is designed to promote citizenship and discourage inappropriate behavior.  It also gives parents the opportunity to volunteer in an area that directly impacts their child by helping to keep the middle school campus feeling safe and secure for everyone.  We are kicking off the program with our 7/8 graders and would MOST welcome our 6th grade families to sign up and help us make this a successful program.

 

How do I sign up? 

All volunteers must first have their clearance with the school on file and TB certification.

 

What do I do when I show up? 

Stop by the office, sign in and grab a "Volunteer" badge and a clipboard- this helps identify you as a Walkabout volunteer to students and staff. Third, Walkabout!

 

Is there help for first-timers? 

Yes! We are happy to go over the program with you and you can even partner up the first time.  If a partner isn't available, just identify yourself as a first-timer in the office.  They love your participation and they will help you out!

 

Do I need to attend training to volunteer? 

No. There is no formal requirement to participate. However, we'd like to make sure first-timers hear first-hand a couple "rules of the road" from an experienced volunteer.

 

What if I witness something strange/inappropriate/dangerous?

We have great kids and "situations" are very rare. However, it is important 

to understand that it is NOT your job to resolve any situation. Rather, you are there to report it. Please let the school administrators know directly and they will take care of the situation. Your job is to just be a positive presence - to smile! - and watch over the kids. 

 

Are there any "dos and don'ts?"

Do be a positive presence, do encourage kids to pick up after themselves at lunch.  Don't intervene in any situations that may come up. Rather, just report them.

 

Sign ip to volunteer here!

Posted by: Jessica Ross Published:1/30/19
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