Art Room Volunteers

K and 1 ART Volunteer Opportunity

Please sign up to help during your child’s art class! This is a unique opportunity limited to Kindergarten and First Grade families only, and it’s such a fun way to see your child and his or her classmates enjoying the wonderful Art program at the Thoreau school! All volunteers must be CORI-approved. Please contact the main office for more information on CORI procedures.

Here are some notes from Mrs. Hiltz about volunteering during Art class:

*** When in the art room it is important to remember that you are there to help the entire class. Often students think their parent is there solely for them, this is not the case. I need a second set of eyes, ears and hands.

When students are busy at work, feel free to circulate and ask the children about their work. They never seem to have enough ears to listen. A good open-ended question is “Can you tell me about your work?” Another great way to engage a student is to ask them questions about how they are using the materials. This way you are enabling them to think and work as a child, and create in their own way. Helping students should never mean doing their work for them.

Having students put materials back in the correct bins and clean up after themselves helps them build independence and learn responsibility. Please help them in this endeavor whenever time allows.

***Please be respectful of your fellow parents who may also want to volunteer and do not reserve all the slots right away. But, do check back often as this is a live document and will change frequently.

Thank you in advance for signing up. I could not do this without your help and support.

Thank You,

Kate Hiltz

Art Teacher

Kindergarten

Kindergarten classes attend Art Class in the Thoreau School Art Room. Each week, a parent volunteer from each class is requested to assist with the week’s projects including setup and cleanup. Kindergarteners attend art with their class from 10:05 – 10:55 AM on the following days:

Ms. Apollos: Monday
Ms. Ellis: Tuesday
Ms. Gordon: Wednesday
Ms. McKenna: Thursday

Sign up for Kindergarten Art sessions

1st Grade

1st Grade Students attend Art class in the Thoreau School Art Room. Each week, a parent
volunteer from each class is requested to assist with the week’s projects including setup and cleanup. 1st graders attend art with their class from 1:30 – 2:20 PM on the following days:

Ms. Karner: Monday
Ms. Pierce: Wednesday
Ms. Stevenson: Thursday
Ms. Walsh: Friday

Sign up for First Grade Art sessions