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, 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 to parents and citizens for volunteering at schools and at the district level.
Alumni Association - A nonprofit organization of Parkway graduates working to encourage communication among alumni and foster programs that serve and support the Parkway community. They meet as needed throughout the school year. Contact: Amy Buehler at (314) 415-8074, or visit their website, 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. four 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: Deana Parsons at (314) 415-8121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Stacey Myton at (314) 415-5061 or email email@example.com
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. Contact: Alyssa Gratz at (314) 415-7058 or email contact 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 informaiton.
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: Melissa Ettlinger at (314) 415-8029.
Safety Network - Parents and citizens interested in school safety or who have professional experience in safety and security are welcome to participate. Volunteers provide advice and feedback to the superintendent and district leaders on a variety of topics and strategies intended to keep our students and staff safe. Meetings vary as needed. Contact: Paul Tandy at (314) 415-8077.