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Family Volunteers

As a small, independent school, our Family Volunteers have a vital role in ensuring that special events and enrichment programs happen.  Your partnership with us helps every child grow to their potential to live happy and fulfilled lives and forever remain lifelong learners.

Family Volunteers Teams

These teams have been created to support the goals of our five year Strategic Plan. Every family is already a member of the Family Volunteers. Choose a Team(s) that interests you and join us!

Social Team – Volunteer at school events that enhance our curriculum at all levels.

Fundraising Team – Support the Development efforts, including Back to School Barbecue, Annual Fund, and soft fundraising initiatives.

Family Education – Support the school in increasing opportunities for parent education including Health and Wellness, Montessori Education, and Online Safety.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation and Support– Recognize and celebrate the SMS faculty by supporting faculty events with meals and snacks.

Gardening – Assist with the operation of the  garden as needed.  

Admissions Ambassadors – Assist the Admissions Office with speaking to potential parents, greeting new parents, and sharing your experience at SMS.  

Room Parents – Support the classroom teachers with organization of classroom events, coordinating teacher gifts, and informing class of volunteer activities.

Library – Assist with the operation of the Library, including processing, re-shelving, and repairing books, and helping children check out books.

Classroom Presenters – Provide an in-class presentation or after school initiative about your  area of expertise or interest.

Additional opportunities will be posted in NewsNotes.   

How you can help…

If you have an extra 5 minutes…

  • Clip a few Box Tops and send to school with your child.
  • Register your Stop & Shop or Price Chopper Advantage Card for school rewards at the Store Service Desk to support SMS.
  • Bookmark AmazonSmile on your taskbar. Amazon will donate 0.5% of qualified purchases to SMS. Use this site to purchase all Amazon products.
  • Buy a book to support the Library. Shrewsbury Montessori Library Wish List is listed on Amazon.com.
  • Like us on Facebook and share our posts. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

If you have an extra hour…

  • Volunteer in the Library.
  • Share your experience at SMS with a friend. Our current parents are our best advertising and ambassadors for SMS.
  • Prepare a dish for the Taste of SMS.
  • Observe in your child’s classroom.
  • Work in the garden.
  • Help stuff envelopes for large mailings.
  • Solicit an item or sponsorship from a local business for our fundraising events.
  • Prepare a special treat for Teacher Appreciation Days.
  • Attend a Family Volunteer Meeting to find out about more opportunities.

If you have an extra 2 hours…

  • Be an ambassador at an Admissions Event.
  • Share your talent or expertise with our students.
  • Volunteer at a Fundraising or Community-building Event.

If you have time every month…

  • Be our Box Tops or Square One Arts Coordinator.
  • Join a Family Volunteer Team.

If you have no time… you can still help!

    • Donate to the Annual Fund.