Parent involvement is one of the many reasons St. James Preschool is such a wonderful place for both parents and children. Parents are always encouraged to provide support to the Preschool in various ways, such as:
Serving as a Room Parent
Our Room Parents play a critical role in communicating with their classes and coordinating classroom events. A rewarding part of being a Room Parent is getting to know your child's teacher and other parents in the classroom.
Helping with class parties and other festive events through the year
There are four class parties during each school year: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. Sign up to provide a light snack lunch for your child’s class to be served that consists of a protein, carb, fruit/veggie and a small treat. Room Parents and Teachers to provide class specific details.
Serving as a Board Member
The Preschool Board oversees policy-making and fundraising and supports the Preschool Director in the overall administration of the Preschool.
Helping with the Silent Auction
The school's largest fundraiser, held every two years, does not happen without the help and support of our families. The auction committee needs parents who are willing to reach out to friends, family, and community to collect donations for our auction. Volunteers may also be asked to be present the day before and/or day of the auction to help organize and set up the space. Volunteers will meet once or twice in person to get the committee organized and explain the process. We will also need help with classroom art projects, which our volunteers will be asked to coordinate.
Helping with the Spring Carnival
This event is truly a favorite but we can't do it without the help of our wonderful parents and community. A rain or shine event held each Spring with preschool-aged games, rides, arts, and crafts, along with food, fellowship and fun. Whether it is to assist in planning in advance or to assist with set up, to man a station or clean up, your contribution will make all the difference.
Helping with Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) is an important time to remember our wonderful teachers and let them know how much we appreciate them. In addition to each class doing something special for their teacher(s), the school will also host a luncheon on the Wednesday of TAW where volunteers are needed to help with general preparation and set-up, food, service during the event, and clean-up.
Volunteering at the Book Fairs
Shopping the book fair is a great way to support the school and volunteers are needed to help work the fair. Don't forget to check out the wish lists for your child(ren)'s classroom. The teachers always welcome new additions to their classroom libraries!
Join St James UMC for exciting summer camps. We offer several camps for kids with diverse interest and ages.
Preschool Enrichment Program
We have an excellent line-up of after school classes. You can choose between Tennis, Little Sports, Art, Kindermusik, Soccer, Dance, Golf and More!