"Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon." Booker T. Washington
Parents are encouraged to participate in school-related activities, including those pertaining to curriculum and instruction, such as tutoring and reading aloud to your scholar. Volunteers may also be involved in monitoring the playground and assisting with school events. In addition, parents are encouraged to contribute their time and talent to organizing extracurricular activities and community outreach projects. At the Booker T. Washington Academy, all families are expected to give 2 hours per month to the school in some capacity as a volunteer obligation.
All volunteers working directly with scholars must be fingerprinted by the State of Connecticut and complete the DCF background check. Volunteers will receive structured training, and must follow all policies and procedures defined by the school. If activity occurs that is not in keeping with the school policies, the Executive Director reserves the right to relieve the volunteer of his or her responsibilities.
Parent Teacher Organization
The Booker T. Washington Academy’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) supports scholar learning and the overall success of the school. The PTO will provide school leaders with ongoing input on the operation of the school, serving as a vital link between the School and you—its customers. All parents are encouraged to join the PTO. For more information, contact the school office at 203-691-6535.
804 State Street • New Haven, CT 06511 • (203) 691-6535