Parent Involvement Information
How do they get involved?
We encourage all parents to take an active interest in their child's education. This is the greatest motivator for students to do well in school. Parents are encouraged to visit our school and take part in all activities. Every classroom teacher will provide a weekly memo to keep parents informed of activities and events taking place in the classroom, building, or district. Volunteering in your child's classroom is another way to get involved. Contact the school office at 419-332-5361 or your child's classroom teacher for information regarding upcoming activities and events.
WATCH D.O.G.S. is an initiative to provide more positive male role models in schools for students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. Fathers, grandfathers, step-dads, uncles, and other positive male role models can be a WATCH D.O.G. This involves a 1-day commitment for the school year in which a man spends that day working with students and helping with various other tasks around the school and in their child's classroom. If you know your availability and would like to sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G., please call Mr. Ward at 419-332-5361.
Atkinson Elementary provides many opportunities for parents to get involved. The Atkinson PTO is a great way to meet other parents and keep current on school happenings. For more information on dates and times of meetings and events, click on our PTO link. Activities which require parent involvement include CHAT Time, Grandparent's Day, Donuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, OSU/Michigan Dinner, Santa Shop, Book Fairs, and Field Day. These activities occur before, during, or after school. All grade levels can also use parent volunteers to assist the classroom teachers. Please call the school office if you are willing to donate some of your time to these causes.
Points of Contact
Mr. Chris Ward, Principal
Mrs. Denise Sloma, Secretary