Please consider how you, your faith community, neighbors, homeowners association, or non-profit organization can support elementary and middle school students in the Steele Creek area.

Contact the school (see names and emails at end of partnering needs) or Jeanne Smith (coordinator at Alignment Southwest Charlotte at jeanne@alignmentSWC.org

Volunteer opportunities for Academic Support: 

Partnering NeedSchoolsTime Frame
Read Charlotte Reading TutorBerewick
Steele Creek 
One hour/week
Oct. – April 
Reading Buddy for one 3rd grade studentPalisades Park
Lake Wylie
River Gate 
Winget Park 
One hour/week Oct. – April
Reading with K- 2nd grade studentsRiver Gate One hour/week Oct. – April
Reading Support for 6th – 8th grade students. Training provided.Kennedy
Southwest 
One hour/week Oct. – April
Help with math study group 
Training provided.
Kennedy
Winget Park 
One hour/week Oct. – April

Support extra curricular programs during the school day or after school.

Partnering NeedSchool Time Frame
Chess clubBerewick1 hour weekly
Science & Engineering Clubs
Science Olympiad
Berewick
Lake Wylie
Steele Creek
Palisades Park 

1 hour weekly
Mentors/coaches for Robotics ClubBerewick
Palisades Park 
Kennedy
1 hour weekly
Speakers and tables for Career Fair for 4th & 5th Grade studentsLake Wylie
Palisades Park 
TBD

Volunteer at Evening or Week-end Events:

Partnering NeedSchoolTime Frame
Volunteers for STEM, STEAM or Science Night-Out
(STEAM=Science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
Berewick
Steele Creek 
Lake Wylie
Palisades Park
Kennedy
Events in Dec.- March
Motivational speakers for 5th grade & student successRiver Gate
Berewick
End of each quarter
Nov.; April; June

Volunteer opportunities for school support:

Partnering NeedsSchoolTime Frame
Answer phone in front officeBerewick
Palisades Park
Choose weekly or monthly
Assist in the health roomLake Wylie
Palisades Park 
Choose weekly or monthly
Help shelve books in the library/media centerBerewick
Palisades Park
River Gate
Winget Park

Choose weekly or monthly
Help monitor students in the cafeteria BerewickChoose weekly or monthly
Be a classroom volunteer, helping with an activity or mystery readerBerewick
River Gate
Steele Creek 
Choose weekly or monthly
Proctor End of Year ExamsAll schools January, May or June

Provide for families with special needs

Partnering NeedSchoolTime Frame
Provide week-end food packets for students in food insecure families 
(# of students/week-end)
Lake Wylie (15)
Kennedy (10)
October – June Packets can be prepared weekly or monthly
Help families in times of critical needs, including holiday needsBerewick
Steele Creek
Kennedy
When family emergencies occur & at holidays

Show teacher appreciation and staff support: 

Partnering NeedSchoolTime Frame
Gift donations to recognize outstanding teachers All Schools Open
Refreshments for teachers’ meetingsAll SchoolsOne or more meetings
Simple breakfast for teachers All SchoolsOpen
Candy, dessert, gifts for teacher appreciation weekAll schools Early May 2019

Other ways that you can help

Partnering NeedSchoolTime Frame
Beautify school groundsBerewick
River Gate
Steele Creek 
Winget Park
Flexible 
Help monitor uniform closetSouthwest Flexible

Contacts are listed below.

Elementary Schools:

Berewick:  Mojdeh Henderson: mojdeh.henderson@cms.k12.nc.us

Lake Wylie:  Bobby French:  earl.french@cms.k12.nc.us

Palisades Park: Gina O’Hara: gina.ohare@cms.k12.nc.us

Rivergate:  Jeremy Lundgren: j.lundgren@cms.k12.nc.us

Steele Creek:  Gregg Petty:  gregoryl.petty@cms.k12.nc.us

Winget Park:  Rick Mohrien: frederickw.mohrien@cms.k12.nc.us

Middle Schools:

Kennedy:  Rebecca Grgurina: rebecca.grgurina@cms.k12.nc.us

Southwest:  Vickie Johnson: vickie.johnson@cms.k12.nc.us