Parents at The Montessori School of the Berkshires play an important role in life at school, and their community-building events enhance life and friendships outside of school. As part of school activities, parents bring in supplies for cooking classes, provide additional assistance for special programs, and share their skills with classrooms. Parents also chaperone field trips, volunteer for campus clean-up day, and serve on various committees at school. Outside of school, parents coordinate family outings, host parent socials, and organize the annual “Winter Oasis Dinners”.
At MSB, volunteering is enthusiastically welcomed and helps us sustain a vibrant community that benefits our children and our school. We all want successful thriving children and a robust enlivened school, and your participation is essential to accomplish these goals. There are two important ways for you to become an active participant in our school community:
- Volunteer to support the life of the school
- Provide financial support beyond tuition
Your contributions and volunteerism create a partnership that guarantees success for all of the students attending MSB.
Volunteers help The Montessori School of the Berkshires thrive. Here is a sampling of ways to get involved:
Annual Fund - This is a yearly appeal for donations to support the current operations of the school. These gifts help enhance the day-to-day life of every student and teachers by supporting a variety of programs including: academics, staff development, special guests, field trips and events, and the tuition assistance fund. Your gift, regardless of size, signifies your commitment and dedication to the Montessori School of the Berkshires. We also need Annual Fund volunteers to help with letter writing, phone calls, and peer-to-peer solicitation.
Annual Gala - Held in the spring, this event provides funds for our Financial Aid Fund, which helps MSB families who qualify for tuition assistance. We welcome all members of the MSB community to participate in our auction by participating as a volunteer, becoming a donor or sponsor, or attending our live event.
Welcome Back Potluck Picnic – Kick off the school year by catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Sign up for a one-hour shift to set-up or break-down.
Apple Squeeze & Harvest Festival – Help man the MSB booth at these community events and let inquiring parents know why you’ve chosen MSB for your child. Show your school spirit by wearing your MSB tee!
Winter Oasis Dinners – Host a dinner at your home for a handful of MSB parents. Get to know your fellow MSB parents while putting a little money in the Parent Group coffers for our special events and the year-end gift.
Teacher Appreciation Week – Assist other parents in preparing a week of appreciation for teachers. Helping to organize the appreciation cards, flower bouquets, breakfast, potluck take-home dinner, and sweet treats are all possible opportunities.
End of the Year Ice Cream Social – Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer with this Parent Group event. Help serve icy treats or assist with the event set-up and clean-up before heading off to enjoy summer vacation.