How Can I Volunteer?

Columbus Magnet School- Involvement Opportunities

 “Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is a progress; Working together is success.”

Columbus Magnet School is an exciting, creative, and stimulating learning environment. Here, you, as parents and caregivers, are offered the unique opportunity to share in your child’s educational experience. In the months ahead you will be notified of these and other involvement opportunities through the Thursday Notice, individual classroom newsletters, and PTA communications. This packet serves as a “preview of coming attractions” to help you prepare. Listed below are some (but not all) of the activities and opportunities for the year including both short-term and long-term activities. Please read this information carefully and indicate your areas of interest on the enclosed form. Committee members will contact you with more information. The last page is a form that provides you with the chance to check off activities that you might be interested in getting involved in (though checking off an item of interest merely indicates that you are interested, but is not a firm commitment). Please keep in mind though, that as part of the Columbus School community you agree to volunteer for at least three activities during the school year.

If you are a first-time Columbus volunteer and plan to have direct contact with students on a regular basis, you are required to take a TB test. Our school nurse Breege O’Reilly will administer the test free of charge (courtesy of the PTA). If you had a TB test or chest x-ray within the past year simply show Mrs. O’Reilly the results. When returning the volunteer form, please indicate if you will need a test. We will contact you with test dates. Please return all information to the PTA mailbox.