“What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked,

destroys our democracy.”   

•  John Dewey

It's no accident that SVA feels like a family. Rooted in our mission, this school is truly "a collaborative community of educators and families working together to help our students grow." There is mutual respect between our parent partners and our educator experts, as we recognize we are members of the same team. Parents, guardians, and even extended family members are regularly seen on campus volunteering or attending school events.  We have an active and generous PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) and we encourage our community members to come and share their talents or time with us. 

 

Join the SVA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) - SIGN UP

Our enthusiastic parents and guardians have formed a PTO to promote the school's mission and support the staff SVA. In past years, the SVA PTO has organized and run a successful Fall Carnival, a Giftchecks fundraiser, a Jog-a-thon, a spring auction/dinner and a Pizza Garden fundraiser.

 

Become a Room Parent - SIGN UP

Each classroom has two room parents who organize classroom parties and teacher appreciation activities.

 

Volunteer in a Classroom - SIGN UP

Parents and guardians, grandparents, and interested community members are welcome to set up a regular time to volunteer in our classrooms!  

 

Parent Partnering Opportunities 

 

     Fall Opportunities

 

  • Attend Fall New Parent Orientation 

  • Attend Back to School Night 

  • Attend Fall Parent Workshop 

  • Set up and fulfill a recurring, regular classroom volunteer time in your student’s class 

  • Join PTO as a new member 

  • Volunteer to become a PTO Officer and successfully serve in that role for the school year 

  • Participate in the fall fundraiser 

  • Complete tasks organized by the PTO 

  • Attend September, October, November, or December PTO Meeting           

  • Attend September, October, November, or December Meeting of the SVA Board of Directors 

  • Attend Parent-Teacher Conference 

  • Participate as a Community Member/ Public Audience for Student Projects 

  • Attend December Student Performance 

  • Other contributions of time for the benefit of the school

 

Email us if you see a need you’d like to fill!

 

      Spring Opportunities

 

  • Attend Open House Event 

  • Attend Spring Parent Workshop 

  • Set up and fulfill a recurring, regular classroom volunteer time in your student’s class 

  • Participate in the spring fundraiser 

  • Complete tasks organized by the PTO

  • Attend January, February, March, April, or May PTO Meeting                 

  • Attend January, February, March, April, May, or June Meeting of the SVA Board of Directors 

  • Attend Parent-Teacher Conference 

  • Participate as a Community Member/ Public Audience for Student Projects 

  • Attend April Student Performance 

  • Complete Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey 

  • Other contributions of time for the benefit of the school

 

Email us if you see a need you’d like to fill!

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