Volunteering The Gift of Time and Talent:

Parents play a crucial role at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. This is a community of parents and educators (many of whom are parents here too). Few schools are so open and responsive to suggestions and concerns. The Children’s Tree Montessori School strongly encourages families to feel at home and to participate in the broader life of the school through social and educational activities offered by various organizations of the school. Although most parents spend considerable amounts of time as volunteers at The Children’s Tree Montessori School, there is no expectation for a set time commitment. There are some things that even money can’t buy, and one of the most valuable contributions that families make to The Children’s Tree Montessori School is the gift of their time and expertise. Parents, grandparents, and friends of the school are often found helping out in the office, assisting in the classrooms, serving as field trip drivers, offering a Studio, planning the next special event, coaching, or serving on parents’ associations or school committees. Parents and grandparents who give of their time and talent share with their families special memories of experiences and friendships that endure well beyond  their children’s graduation.

A few ways in which you can help out at The Children’s Tree Montessori School

  • Volunteer a few hours a week to help in the office
  • Lend your time and support to our fundraising efforts
  • Help out in the library
  • Volunteer to be an Ambassador Family to parents new to the school
  • Serve on one of the school’s committees
  • Help us put together the school newsletter
  • Help the teachers organize field trips or special lessons
  • Join us for Open Houses to meet prospective families
  • Help organize special events
  • Volunteer your time to help the school prepare major mailings
  • Teach a Studio course
  • Help our students work in the Children’s Garden
  • Share your talents and special interests, such as a musical instrument that you play, a
  • second language that you speak, a craft that you enjoy, or a field that you’ve studied
  • Serve as a class parent
  • Help to organize a reunion for former students and their families

The Children’s Tree Montessori School depends on our combined talents

Families receiving financial aid are expected to volunteer time or services and help out with various school projects.

Look for the volunteer sign-up sheet in the foyer or contact our office at 860.388.3536


General Skills and Services

  • Grant Writing: earn a tuition discount
  • IT Tech Help: Help with server network, computer installations, web maintenance
  • Landscaping: Help with ground maintenance, lawns and snow removal
  • Handy-work
  • Photography and Video: Help our communication and marketing team by taking photos and videos of CTMS in action
  • Promotions: Help spread the word about CTMS


Getting involved in the School

  • Room Parents: Communicate with teachers and parents and help organize class projects.
  • Events Committee: Help organize and set up school events.
  • Holiday Helper: Help out in the classroom with special Holiday projects
  • Sunshine Club:  Organize snacks once a month for staff meetings and teacher appreciation
  • Lucky Listener: Read with the children
  • Gardening: Garden with the children in the outdoor classroom and school garden
  • Playground Monitor: During recess from 11.30 to 12.00 and 2.15 – 2.45, except on rainy days
  • Auction Committee: Help organize our annual auction and gather donations