Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:
Parents and other responsible adults are always welcome at school. If you know in advance that you will be visiting your child's classroom, we encourage you to notify your child's teacher ahead of time so they are prepared for your visit. We do not allow students to bring friends or other non-registered students to school due to liability and space restrictions. In addition, parents may not bring younger siblings, other children, or babies with them when they visit or volunteer in a classroom. This can be a serious distraction from the learning environment for all students.
DoDEA policy mandates use of visitor badges and positive identification of all visitors and contractors. In compliance with this policy, upon arrival, ALL visitors are required to come to the school office, sign in, show identification, and receive a visitor's badge. All visitors MUST sign out and return the visitor's badge upon leaving the building.
PIE is based on the concept that "human capital" is the most important resource a partner can provide. The greatest benefit to education is derived from the personal involvement of volunteers in schools.
Volunteers are always needed and are a part of the total school program. They assist in the classrooms, office, special subject and resource rooms, and educational support areas. If a parent is volunteering in a classroom, we ask that you please make alternative arrangements for siblings. They are not allowed in the room during the instructional day. We encourage active participation by parents in their child's education and while, younger children are precious, they may be distracting to students in the classroom. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Check with you child's teacher for specific opportunities and to complete any necessary forms in addition to the ones below.
DoDEA Policy requires that prospective and current school volunteers shall be subject to a standardized application process that includes completion of an application form and standardized background checks. Volunteer applications are available in the school office or linked below. Please allow 5 business days for processing of all volunteer request forms. Once a background check is completed, a volunteer approval is valid for 3 years. There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members.
Before you do, please fill out these forms and turn them in to your local volunteer office.
Being a DoDEA school board member is a serious responsibility but one that offers significant rewards - the primary reward being the opportunity to actively participate in the process of educating our children.
However, unlike the school boards in the Local Education Authority (LEA), DoDEA school boards act purely in an advisory capacity, providing input to the Superintendent and administrators in the areas of fiscal, personnel and educational policies, procedures and programs. The DoDEA school district superintendent makes final decisions on matters affecting the school district.
The following have been elected as the Camp Lejeune School Board members:
The Camp Lejeune School Board recognizes its responsibility to conduct the business of the Camp Lejeune District Schools (CLDS) in an orderly and efficient manner; therefore, it will require that meetings be formal enough to ensure orderly policy, yet informal enough to encourage and promote group thinking, free discussion and action on matters of concern to the District
In order to ensure such activities, reasonable controls must be required to regulate public presentations to the school board. The following policy will be followed by all persons or organizations wishing to make a presentation to the Camp Lejeune School Board and be included in the official agenda.
It is the policy of the Board to encourage audience participation during the public comment portion of the board meeting agenda. In order to provide a fair opportunity to every person that desires to address the board must, the following policies must be followed:
The School Board meets at 10:00 am in the Community Superintendent's Office Board Room unless otherwise noted.
Meeting minutes are posted after they are officially approved at the following month's meeting.
The Heroes Elementary PTO is a nonprofit organization of Heroes staff members and parents & legal guardians of Heroes students and seeks to enrich the educational environment through supplemental materials and experiences. The PTO consists of 5 elected members selected in the spring.
The PTO plans and sponsors many events through the school year, such as:
Fall and Spring Bookfairs
Family Night Events
Monthly Dining to Donate
Static Military Display
Muffins for Mom
Donuts for Dad
Teacher Appreciation Week
PTO Membership Forms go home at the beginning of the school year.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us!