K to 2 Tutoring

September 29, 2019 | Tutors are still needed for the 2019-2020 school year!

Please sign up using this link. You will be contacted with information on how to begin!

Anyone who can commit one hour per week can make an impact! We are seeking a volunteer tutor for each K to 2 classroom. You are welcome to come and try it out for a week or two and then decide on your commitment, if any.

As a K to 2 Tutor, you’ll assist elementary school students to strengthen their academic skills and build their self-confidence. The K to 2 curriculum is easy to follow and no prep work is required. It is important to provide tutoring in the elementary years to prevent students from falling behind where they may never catch up. These young people thrive on the extra attention from adults who can assist them with the alphabet, numbers, sounds, how to hold a pencil, how to use scissors, and the enjoyment of reading.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed
  • Patient, friendly, reliable, and non-judgmental attitude
  • Ability to listen and determine what the student does not understand

The classroom teacher will provide flash cards, books, and other tools that are specific to the needs of their students. All supplies and materials will be provided. Just bring your smiling face!

You may be working with one student at a time or with a small group of students, based on the needs of the students and your preferences. Most likely you’ll work with the same student(s) every week. The relationship you build by supporting the same student(s) each week has a tremendous positive impact, and you and your student(s) will enjoy working together to accomplish goals throughout the year.

The same day/time each week works best. Generally speaking, classroom tutor sessions are held Monday – Thursday for a morning session (beginning 9am, 10am, or 11am) and a midday session (beginning 1pm). Tutoring happens from late September to early May and observes all school holidays.

Thank you for considering the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child!

Work Day Success!

September 28, 2019 | Thanks to the more than 25 volunteers, Dinsmore Elementary’s first School Beautification Work Day was a huge success!

The school principal took this photo. Next time…more photos!

You Can Now Sign Up!

May 6, 2019 | Keep up to date by receiving email invites to events and volunteer opportunities posted for Dinsmore Elementary. To receive school notifications, sign up here. If you are a parent and wish to receive classroom notifications, make sure your child’s teacher has your email address!

Thanks to a donation received by Friends, this online tool is free to you, teachers, school administrators, and the PTA. You can even download and use the mobile app to sign up for events and opportunities.

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Mystery Science Keeps Kids Curious!

April 4, 2019 | All Dinsmore Elementary teachers will have access for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a donation received by Friends. Additionally, donations of science supplies will make it possible for teachers to engage students in Mystery Science classroom activities.

Image courtesy of Mystery Science

Mystery Science uses a child’s natural curiosity to begin science lessons.  Video lessons explore all science topics K-5 teachers are required to teach and starts with a genuine question that kids ask today such as “What do plants eat?” or “Why is there sand at the beach?”  Once the kids are curious, teachers can guide students through both a discovery process and a hands-on activity or return directly to the textbook.  By re-creating the process of scientific discovery, students are learning how people discovered these things to be true.

Learn more about Mystery Science at www.MysteryScience.com.