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Volunteer Groups

Parkway offers the following opportunities to parents and citizens for volunteering.

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: Jan Misuraca at (314) 415-8074. www.parkwayalumni.org

Ambassadors – Volunteers are needed to provide positive news and photos of students, staff and school activities to the Communications Department and the media. They meet on a weekday morning in fall for training and once more later in the year. Contact: Cathy Kelly at (314) 415-8078.

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, (314) 415-8082.

Government Relations Committee – Parents and citizens interested in legislative and policy issues affecting Parkway are welcome to participate. There are opportunities for advocacy; meeting notes are e-mailed and posted online. School representatives report on issues to/from their PTOs. They meet on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. throughout the school year. Contact: Diana Stewart, (314) 415-8069. www.parkwayschools.net/gov

OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring – Mature adults are trained to help elementary students with reading skills for one hour every week. Training begins in September. Contact: Barb Clark at (314) 415-8121.

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: Steve Colombo at (314) 415-8071 or e-mail Info@PACCD.org. Website www:paccd.org/

Parent/Teacher Organizations (PTO) – Provide volunteer opportunities for direct involvement in school plans, programs and activities. Contact: School principals. www.parkwayschools.net/schools.cfm

Parkway Religious Leaders – A diverse group of religious leaders in the Parkway community serve in an advisory capacity to the superintendent and meet twice during the school year. Contact: Diana Stewart at (314) 415-8069.

Project Parkway – Volunteers meets quarterly during the school year to monitor the implementation of Parkway's 2011-2016 strategic plan, and make recommendations for improvement. Members include parent and community representatives and district staff. Meetings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Parkway high schools. Contact: Nikki Stover at (314) 415-8070 for details. Visit www.parkwayschools.net/projectparkway

Safety Network – Established by the board of education to promote safe conditions in Parkway. Volunteers participate in annual safety audits and are involved in school safety and emergency preparedness activities, including the Block Homes program. Meetings vary as needed. Contact: Fred Crawford at (314) 415-8320.