Today more than ever, schools are challenged to provide the best education possible for each child. Especially in a Christian school, budgets are tight and the need for fundraising and volunteers is a key component for a successful, thriving school. The challenges of providing a quality education are more competitive now than ever before. But…the good news is we have an energetic faculty and parent group who are willing to step up to the challenge and provide the best Christian education for our children at St. John. With God’s help, we can improve our already-exceptional school’s test scores, upgrade our curriculum, and provide an inviting and educational environment for all students.
How can you help? The number one reason to volunteer your time and talents to the school is to benefit your own child. More than 30 years of research has proven that children do better in school when their parent(s) are involved both at school and at home. Their grades are higher, test scores improve, their self-esteem grows, and the school improves because parents take on the role of caring for their school. This act of kindness demonstrates to your child the importance of their education, as well as providing an opportunity for you to put your skills and gifts to good use for a great cause – your child’s education in the Rochester community. "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6.
There are many opportunities to help the school. Please review the list of committees on this website to see where your talents might be best utilized. You can also read the weekly Eagle Express to find opportunities to volunteer, check with your child’s teacher to assist with their needs, or contact any of the PTL officers for direction or networking opportunities.
Thank you for the opportunity to be a servant of our Lord for the benefit of the children at St. John, and for your continued support of the PTL. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at any time.
In His Service,
Mrs. Lesley Scharfenberg
St. John PTL President