Education in Parkway could not occur without the involvement and support of parents and the community. Citizens contribute to the district through more than 10 different advisory boards and organizations. These include the Parkway Board of Education, parent-teacher organizations, an alumni association, and the hundreds of community members involved in district decision making through Project Parkway.
When schools work together with families and community members to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but also throughout life. In keeping with these beliefs, Parkway offers numerous opportunities for parents and citizens to volunteer at schools and at the district level.
Alumni Association - The Parkway Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization working to encourage communication among alumni and foster programs that serve and support the Parkway community. If you'd like to get involved, contact Sandy Riutcel, executive director, at (314) 415-8074 or email ParkwayAlumni@ParkwaySchools.net. For more information, please visit www.parkwayalumni.org
Communications Advisory - Parents and citizens with professional experience in communications and public relations may apply. Several luncheon meetings are held on Fridays throughout the school year. Contact: Paul Tandy at (314) 415-8077.
Government Relations Committee - Parents and citizens interested in legislative issues affecting Parkway are welcome to participate. School representatives are asked to report on issues to/from their PTOs. They meet on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. three times during the school year. Contact: Annie Dickerson, (314) 415-8069.
OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring - Mature adults are trained to mentor elementary students one-on-one with reading and language skills for one half hour every week throughout the school year. Training is held at the beginning of the school year. Contact: Cindy Poston at (314) 415-4209 or email@example.com
Parents Advocating for Multicultural Excellence in Education (PAMEE) - is a districtwide organization comprised of parents of children of color that serves as a resource and support group for parents to share strategies and concerns. Contact: Cartelia Lucas (314) 415-5061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Advisory Council for Children with Disabilities (PACCD) - Parkway parents committed to securing quality education for students with special needs receive support and information through monthly meetings. Representatives meet regularly with district administrators to discuss issues pertaining to children with disabilities. Questions? Contact Amy Blumentfeld at email@example.com
Parkway Food Pantry - This pantry distributes food boxes monthly during the school year to meet the needs of our students and families. There are several ways to help! If you are interested in volunteering, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent/Teacher Organizations (PTO) - Provide volunteer opportunities for direct involvement in school plans, programs and activities. Contact: your school principal or visit your school's website for more information.
Parkway Religious Leaders - A diverse group of religious leaders in the Parkway community serves in an advisory capacity to the superintendent and meets twice during the school year. Contact: Annie Dickerson at (314) 415-8069.
Project Parkway - Community volunteers meet quarterly during the school year to review the district's progress toward strategic goals. Participants also break out into working groups to study current issues and make recommendations to the school board for continuous improvement. Members include parent and community representatives and district staff. Volunteer opportunities are also available on the Project Parkway Steering Committee, which meets several times each year in addition to the quarterly meetings. Contact: Jen Laneman at (314) 415-8029.
School Volunteers - We welcome volunteers in our schools. Each volunteer submits an application online. Contact: Karen Crews, email@example.com