Last year I was able to get to share briefly with the Elementary School Principals of Calcasieu Parish about Engagement and getting more people volunteering to help the schools accomplish their mission. Ms. Godfrey, Assistant Principal at T H Watkins Elementary School called me and asked me to come to their school and work with a student who had some challenges. I'm so glad she did!
Several good things have transpired, one of which is we were able to serve the school by providing a meal for the families who attended the 1st 2 PTO meeting this year at T H Watkins. Even better than that, however, is that we allowed this opportunity to engage the 5th Graders at Watkins in the work.
The 5th Graders help in planning, preparing, cooking, serving and cleaning up.
They were so engaged in the August PTO that we decided to do it again in September. Since they were faithful in the 1st things, they were given more, and the menu went from burgers and hot dogs in August to Chicken and Ribs in September.
Here are some pic's from the 1st PTO in August. We'll add more to the story tomorrow.