Volunteering at SOEC is a rewarding experience for our families as well as members of the Sherman Oaks community. The most impactful thing you can do to ensure your child has an excellent experience at school, is to volunteer your time to help SOEC's many activities and events. Every family has the opportunity to get involved by contributing their time, talent or treasure. We need and depend on your participation. Whether you are able to chair a committee, or just lend a hand for an hour here and there, our volunteers are our most valuable asset.
Here are some ways you can volunteer and make a difference…
–Volunteer in your child’s classroom. Talk with your child’s teacher to see how and when you can best help out in the classroom. Volunteers can work in the classroom or can work on select projects at home-tasks may be as simple as helping cut and staple materials.
Volunteers must complete all steps of the District’s Volunteer Application, Part A (Attachment A) online at:VolunteerApp
–The Governance Council. As a district-affiliated charter school, Sherman Oaks has significant autonomy over policies, programs, and procedures at the school. The school's Governance Council, comprised of elected teacher, parent, and staff representatives, focuses on fulfilling the objectives and goals outlined in our school’s Charter. The Council acts in an advisory role to the school's administration in a range of areas including curriculum, hiring, budget, safety, enrollment, and establishment of local policy. There are a few ways you can become involved. Attend the monthly meetings which are open to the public or be part of one of the Council committees. For more information visit our Governance page.
-SOPA and SOPA events. Participate in Sherman Oaks Parents Association (SOPA). SOPA is a parent organization/booster club that is dedicated to providing unique enrichment programs for our children, such as, music, art, robotics, media lab, learning garden and science. In addition to enrichment, SOPA helps to raise money and support school improvements. If there is a particular program or event at school that interests you, the person in charge would certainly love some help. To learn more about SOPA please read about this vital part of our community here- SOPA
No matter what your interests or expertise, your presence alone will provide a great help as well as show your kids how much you care. So please take a moment and contact someone from the school, whether it be a teacher, an administrator, a member of the Governance Council or a SOPA board member, and we will do whatever we can to assist you in making a difference in your child’s educational experience.
To make parents aware of volunteer opportunities, we are now posting all upcoming volunteer needs for all of our events, fundraisers and activities at our amazing school. Check them out and sign up today!