After Noah’s field trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday I rushed back to the school to help organize papers and count money for the grade school’s annual Read-A-Thon; the P.T.S.O.’s first big fundraiser of the year.
After a couple of bumpy roads with my time with our school’s Parent Teacher Student Organization, this year I’m finally beginning to feel a little more confident in it, and have a handful of other parents who are just as supportive as I. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
But then I see all of the kids learning about how plants grow, riding tractors and having fun making memories with their classmates – and I know why I volunteer:
To enrich these children’s life’s.
Whether it be taking them to Portland to experience a play, riding a public transit for the first time, or bringing musicians from Ghana in to share their culture; these are the moments kids will remember.