Bulldog paw with purple N in middle Mr. Purlee Principal Needham Elementary



    Dear Volunteer Applicant:    

        This letter is being provided to you in the event you would express an interest in the Needham Elementary Volunteer Program.  The community of Needham Elementary School is committed to providing a positive learning environment that develops academic skills, independence, self-confidence and life-skills.  Through teacher-developed curriculum, hands-on learning, and cooperative experiences, students will gain lifelong learning skills.  The Needham Volunteers and Involved Parents Program is designed to play an important role in accomplishing this mission.

           Anyone interested in participating in the program must pass a screening process every 2  school years, which includes a limited criminal history background check. A background check is needed every 2 years to continue being a volunteer.  Applicants must sign the Criminal History Information sheet.  Applicants must then complete a required VIPs (Volunteers and Involved Parent) training session at NES which will cover school safety, volunteer guidelines, building expectations, bullying prevention, and other information. If you are a returning volunteer for Needham, then you will not need to complete another VIPs training session.  Volunteers are welcome and appreciated at Needham Elementary School and are expected to abide by the building’s volunteer policies and procedures.

             Plan on attending a meeting early in the school year if you plan on helping in a classroom or going on a field trip.  Since field trips are not yet determined, there are 10 dates to choose from during the 1st semester and there will be 10 more in the 2nd semester. 

        This meeting is only for parents who have not attended a VIP meeting in previous years.

     Any questions may be directed to me at 317-346-8500 or purleed@franklinschools.org