Parent Involvement

Since the school's beginning in 1971, and founded by parents, McCarthy-Towne families have been actively involved in the school. The school employs a Parent Involvement/Community Outreach Coordinator who facilitates parent volunteering.

Some of the ways that McCarthy-Towne parents are involved are:

School Volunteers

  • Bulletin newsletter editing, printing and collating
  • Lamination
  • Library
  • Lost and Found
  • Pinch Hitter
  • Safe Arrival
  • School Office
  • School Council
  • School Tour Guide
  • Visual Arts
  • Sixth Grade Graduation Events
  • Superintendent's Health Advisory Task Force
  • Teacher Hiring Committee

Classroom Volunteers

  • General classroom assistance
  • Special projects: cooking, crafts, bookmaking, etc.
  • Field trip chaperons
  • Clerical help
  • Curriculum Resources
  • Room Parent
  • Kindergarten Center Time Assistance

Parent Teacher Student Organization (P.T.S.O)

  • Co-chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Bulletin
  • Cultural and Performing Arts
  • Fundraising (Auction, Book Fair, Gift Wrap, OneCause, GM Box Tops, etc.)
  • Grant Writing
  • Hospitality
  • International Liaison
  • Inter-School Council Representatives
  • Parent Education
  • Parker Damon Building Rep
  • Parker Damon Building Landscape
  • Publicity
  • Safe Arrival
  • School Committee Observer
  • School Directory
  • Socials
  • UNICEF
  • Buddy Family
  • Classroom Potluck Dinners