Friends of CLP Volunteer Organization
We are a support system for CLP Middle School made up of parents, guardians, and community members that are dedicated to improving, supporting and appreciating our students, teachers and staff.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
On Friday, April 20th, CLPMS will be holding its annual Pirate Plank Walk-A-Thon, a student-centered fundraiser. Students will solicit pledges from friends and family, and walk as many planks (laps) as possible. The funds raised by this event will directly benefit our students by paying for class field trips.
Parents we need you!
We need healthy snacks for the students and we would love to see you at the
Pirate Plank as a volunteer.
Cheer for kids and participate with our fantastic students, teachers and staff.
Here is the link to our sign up, or simply drop off some healthy snacks at the front!
If you don’t have much time, come by and cheer when you can.
Here’s the schedule for the day of the Pirate Plank.
6th grade 7:30-8:30 At the track
7th grade 8:40-9:40 At the track
8th grade 9:50-10:50 At the track
Please return your cash or check donations with your pledge form by April 23rd.
Friends of CLPMS
* Field Trips
*Vision and Hearing Screening
*Staff Bulletin Board
*Spring/Fall Outside Cleanup
Staff and Student Appreciation
*Feed our Teachers on Teacher Conference Nights
*Teacher Appreciation in May
*Seasonal Treats or Gifts for Staff
*Student gifts for IB awards (gift cards)
*Donations for Crow’s Nest
*Magazine Sale in September
*Plank Walk in Spring
*Equinox Half Marathon
*Grant Writing Committee
*Recycle used printer/toner cartridges for our Media Center
*Caps4Cash and Box Tops
Other Ways to Help:
*Order new magazines and renew old subscriptions through our Magazine Sale at apmags.com
*King Soopers Cards
*Shop at Office Depot and give them CLP Middle School’s ID# 70018141
*CLP is a non-profit 501(c)3 Your donation could be tax-deductible!
WHY VOLUNTEER IN MIDDLE SCHOOL?
Why Involvement Matters
Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:
• earn better grades.
• score higher on tests.
• pass their classes.
• attend school regularly.
• have better social skills.
• show improved behavior.
• be more positive in their attitude toward school.
• complete homework assignments.
• graduate and continue their education.
A Significant Difference
One study found that students from families with above-average parent involvement were 30 percent more successful in school than those with below-average involvement. Success was measured by GPA; test scores in math, science, reading, and social studies; promotion and retention rates; and teacher ratings. Another study found that in schools where teachers reported high levels of outreach to parents, test scores grew at a rate 40 percent higher than in schools that reported low levels of outreach to parents. A three-year study of 12,000 high school student concluded that "When parents come to school regularly, it reinforces the view in the child's mind that school and home are connected and that school is an integral part of the whole family's life.”
Friends of CLP and Meetings
We meet 6-8 times throughout the year at CLP. Some meetings are in the afternoons and others are in the evening.
Meeting dates and times will be posted through our Principal’s Message, on our CLP MS VOLUNTEER Home page link, in the CLP Newsletter ‘Friends of CLP’ Section and through email from the Executive Board.
You can choose to help at a single event, for a single day, at ongoing projects or working with school staff. We will let you know when to meet up and help out! Make sure to contact us so we can get in touch with you.
Throughout the year you can always add extra events or change plans and be removed from a sign-up.
WHEN YOU ARE READY….
Volunteers in Poudre School District MUST be registered with the school district.
This is a simple process that takes only a few minutes and is a one time registration.
Once registered you will have access to opportunities at a specific school or schools of your choice, or district-wide.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
Friends of CLP
Parent Volunteer Organization