This is one of the most invigorating opportunities to meet your Grattan population en masse! Being a lunch and recess volunteer gives you a rare chance to see how your child experiences the crazy fun of social interactions and recess routines. It can be an eye opening experience, and can give you more insight into how staff and teachers work together to make it a safe and inclusive experience for our students. We're are happy to have you join our team! Please feel free to sign up for multiple shifts. We love the help!
We always encourage volunteers to choose from all grade levels, and not just their student's. Interacting with the older and younger kids both is important for community building! We would love to see Kindergarten/1st grade volunteers in the lunch room with the 4th/5th graders. And 4th/5th with the Kinders/1st graders!
ARRIVAL: Sign into the office and then head to the cafeteria or the recess yard, depending on your grade/shift. This job entails ensuring the safety and well being of students during lunch and recess.
KINDERGARTEN/1ST: Help children learn how to open their containers, milk, etc. The focus is on teaching and encouraging independence! After lunch, help escort the children from the cafeteria to the recess yard. Yard supervision is encouraged.
2ND/3RD: These grades have recess before lunch. Volunteers will help escort children from the recess yard to the cafeteria. Cafeteria duty for these grades are focused on safety, behavior, and correct disposal of trash/plastics/food scraps.
4/5TH: You will monitor the yard and the cafeteria. This job requires you to manage the cafeteria and ensure safety and behavior.