Northlea values the tremendous contributions of the parents and community volunteers who give so much of their time and effort to make our school a better place. Teachers typically provide volunteer opportunities with classroom activities, excursions and special events. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the school and parent volunteers are greatly appreciated by the Home & School for their assistance with a variety of events. If you wish more information or to volunteer, please contact the Home & School Chairs, Rachel Chernos Lin, Alexis De Castro and Kara Pearson Kane, through the Home and School e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out available positions on-line at stg.northleaschool.ca.
The Ontario government requires that all school volunteers obtain a Police Reference Check (PRC). The intent of this legislation is to ensure that schools and classrooms are safe places for students. The cost of the initial PRC is $20 and at the volunteer’s expense. Forms for these checks are available in the school office. To help facilitate this process, parents interested in volunteering may pay the fee in cash or a personal cheque (made payable to Northlea EMS) and complete the form in the school office. After the initial PRC, the volunteer must have their records updated every two years by completing an Offence Declaration.