DC2 will be in daycare next year and DC1 will be in third grade. DH will be working on starting a consulting business. I have tenure. We think we may have more time to get involved with DC1′s school this coming year.
DC1′s school is still hurting from the disastrous financial management last year. It’s down to 50-odd students. The management is much better now, but it takes years to recover from bad publicity. We’re hoping to help out some, but aren’t sure what best fits their needs and our desires and abilities.
We’re currently on the financial committee. Their large-grants committee is in terrible shape, but their version of the PTA seems to be doing ok. We don’t want to go on the fundraising committee, though it is insane how much that particular committee has dropped the ball and bungled things this year. We also did a stint on recruitment last year and find that to be pretty thankless.
They also have parents doing regular helping out in class. They have room-parents. There’s a lovely woman doing a gardening program with the students.
My graduate degree is in social science, and really isn’t something I can teach at the K-12 level. I do, however, have a wide range of experience in math education, both teaching and tutoring. I even spent a year doing gifted pull-out math once a week for fourth graders in an inner city school. (Though I would have to recreate my box o’materials– even if it still exists it is in my parents’ basement back in the midwest.)
DH has degrees in engineering and computer science. He will probably be the adviser of the robot team next year. He wanted to do that the first year, but for one reason or another the students didn’t field a team. This year they did, but we had a brand new baby so that was off the table for us.
Any suggestions for what we should suggest to them, if anything?