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 Need Schools Time Frame
Read Charlotte Reading Tutor Berewick
Steele Creek 
One hour/week
Oct. – April 
Reading Buddy for one 3rd grade student Palisades Park
Lake Wylie
River Gate 
Winget Park 
One hour/week Oct. – April
Reading with K- 2nd grade students River 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 Need School  Time Frame
Chess club Berewick 1 hour weekly
Science & Engineering Clubs
Science Olympiad
Berewick
Lake Wylie
Steele Creek
Palisades Park 

1 hour weekly
Mentors/coaches for Robotics Club Berewick
Palisades Park 
Kennedy
1 hour weekly
Speakers and tables for Career Fair for 4th & 5th Grade students Lake Wylie
Palisades Park 
TBD

Volunteer at Evening or Week-end Events:

Partnering Need School Time 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 success River Gate
Berewick
End of each quarter
Nov.; April; June

Volunteer opportunities for school support:

Partnering Needs School Time Frame
Answer phone in front office Berewick
Palisades Park
Choose weekly or monthly
Assist in the health room Lake Wylie
Palisades Park 
Choose weekly or monthly
Help shelve books in the library/media center Berewick
Palisades Park
River Gate
Winget Park

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

Provide for families with special needs

Partnering Need School Time 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 needs Berewick
Steele Creek
Kennedy
When family emergencies occur & at holidays

Show teacher appreciation and staff support: 

Partnering Need School Time Frame
Gift donations to recognize outstanding teachers  All Schools  Open
Refreshments for teachers’ meetings All Schools One or more meetings
Simple breakfast for teachers  All Schools Open
Candy, dessert, gifts for teacher appreciation week All schools  Early May 2019

Other ways that you can help

Partnering Need School Time Frame
Beautify school grounds Berewick
River Gate
Steele Creek 
Winget Park
Flexible 
Help monitor uniform closet Southwest  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