The Wayzata Public Schools Communication department coordinates a number of internal and external communication efforts for the district, including news releases, publications, website and information requests, and the ED's TV West Metro Educational Cable Channel. The Communication department also acts as a resource for district staff, offering assistance with writing, publication design, photography and on any other projects as necessary.
VolunteersFor over 40 years, volunteers have been a valued resource in the Wayzata Public Schools. They have been, and continue to be, an integral part of the K - 12 program.District administration and teaching staff have encouraged volunteer service among its residents and businesses. Opportunities range from reading aloud to students to one-on-one tutoring.Q: How do I get involved?A: The Wayzata Public Schools offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities. Contact Charlene Barghini to determine your specific area of interest.Q: How do I get involved at my child’s school?A: Go to your specific school’s web page for volunteer information. Volunteer programs can be found under Getting Involved.
Q: Do I have to fill out a background check form?A: Certain volunteer assignments require checks to be completed. You will be asked to fill out a form if needed.
Q: If I don’t have a child attending a Wayzata Public School, how do I get involved?A: We welcome community and business members to volunteer.
Call Charlene Barghini 763-745-5045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners in ArtPartners in Art is an art appreciation program where volunteers share works of art with elementary students at our schools.The 2017-2018 school year's program is Elements of Art with Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Space, and Composition.For more information, contact the Partners in Art Coordinator at each school or Charlene Barghini at Charlene.Barghini@wayzata.k12.mn.us or 763-745-5045.
Liaison CommitteeThe District Liaison Committee meets monthly and includes representatives from all of the district’s PTA/PTSOs, the School Board, the Communities in Collaboration Council, the Family Learning Center, other district committees and community education as well as the superintendent and director of communication.
The purpose of this committee is to promote an atmosphere of understanding and cooperation among its represented groups who act as a communication link for the effective sharing of information.
Literacy ProgramThe Literacy Volunteer Program is a reading program that focuses improving the reading skills of struggling readers in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. The purpose is to improve literacy skills to ensure that all elementary students in the District are successful learners. Specific reading resources and an easy curriculum will be provided.The program runs from October to May. Community volunteers come into the schools and meet weekly or semi-weekly with an assigned student for one half hour. Students read to the volunteers following a curriculum designed by the district’s reading specialist using books specifically for the program. In addition to improved reading skills, strong relationships are forged between the student and the volunteer.Making a difference. Become a Literacy volunteer!Interested? Questions? Contact Charlene Barghini, Volunteer Coordinator, Wayzata Public Schools 763-745-5045 or email@example.com.
Volunteer to Tutor AdultsAre you interested in working with adults 16-years and older? Currently adults are seeking help to improve their English and literacy skills to meet the requirements needed to be self-sufficient in English, obtain employment, improve employment opportunities or meet requirements to enter post-secondary education or training. Help is also needed with reading, writing , math and other GED subjects to help students pass the GED test.Experience the rewards of tutoring adults. Your involvement will make a difference in someone’s life.Training for English and literacy skills is offered in the early fall or throughout the year at the Minnesota Literacy Council.
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Amy ParnellDirector of Communications and Community Engagement763-745-5068Andrew A. HagenCommunication Specialist763-745-5017Charlene BarghiniVolunteer Coordinator763-745-5045Colleen WierVolunteer Coordinator Paraprofessional763-745-5058
Partners for Healthy Kids Coordinator
763-745-5037Zach RudolfVideo Communications763-745-5106