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.

The timing of these events will be updated when schools resume a normal schedule after Covid-19 restrictions.

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 
Reading Buddy for one 3rd grade studentPalisades Park
Lake Wylie
River Gate 
Winget Park 
Reading with K- 2nd grade studentsRiver Gate 
Reading Support for 6th – 8th grade students. Training provided.Kennedy
Southwest 
Help with math study group 
Training provided.
Kennedy
Winget Park 

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

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

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

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
Motivational speakers for 5th grade & student successRiver Gate
Berewick

Volunteer opportunities for school support:

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

Help monitor students in the cafeteria Berewick
Be a classroom volunteer, helping with an activity or mystery readerBerewick
River Gate
Steele Creek 
Proctor End of Year ExamsAll schools 

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)
Help families in times of critical needs, including holiday needsBerewick
Steele Creek
Kennedy

Show teacher appreciation and staff support: 

Partnering NeedSchoolTime Frame
Gift donations to recognize outstanding teachers All Schools 
Refreshments for teachers’ meetingsAll Schools
Simple breakfast for teachers All Schools
Candy, dessert, gifts for teacher appreciation weekAll schools 

Other ways that you can help

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

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