Families Helping Families/ Familias Que Ayudan a Las Familias
Want to get involved in your child’s school but are limited in time and resources? Consider signing up to Families Helping Families. We’ve launched a new and improved sign up website to make enrolling even easier!
With FHF you can contribute as little or as much as you are able and still feel great about supporting other Dolphin families. If you have further questions about how you can participate, please contact Laura Olley email@example.com Check out our web page and sign up today! If you have previously enrolled in FHF, you are welcome to re-enroll if you need to update your email. Otherwise, you are still on the list if you had signed up previously.
¿Quiere involucrarse en la escuela de su hijo(a) pero está limitado en tiempo y recursos? Considere la posibilidad de inscribirse en Familias que Ayudan a las Familias (FHF por sus siglas en inglés). ¡Hemos lanzado un nuevo y mejorado sitio web de registro para hacer que la inscripción sea aún más fácil!
Please note Families Helping Families is not a MES PTA initiative.
McDougle Elementary School Clothes Closet
The McDougle Clothes Closet is a free service for all families in our school community who need clothes.
The goal of the Clothes Closet is to provide free, clean, size appropriate and stylish clothing so each child can feel comfortable and confident to be ready to learn at school. Clothes are carefully selected, laundered, and presented with care for each individual student who utilizes the service.
The Clothes Closet is a donation driven volunteer project and continues to grow thanks to the generosity of families who can give who do give.
The Clothes Closet has three primary functions:
Provides Clothing Kits for all students who need any type of clothing, jackets, winter hats, shoes, underwear and/or socks.
Provides emergency clothing for any child who has an accident or experiences a wardrobe malfunction during the school day. A quick trip to the Clothes Closet ensures that student can return to the classroom immediately missing as little instruction time as possible.
Provides formal clothing for any child who wants to dress up for picture day, fifth grade interviews, or any other formal occasion.
Clothing Closet Testimonial
The Clothes Closet does more than just give students clean clothing. It gives them confidence.
McDougle, like schools everywhere, participates in the annual ritual that is school picture day. Last Fall, one particular student expressed sadness after his picture was taken. Our ever-attentive school nurse noticed his gloom and asked him if she could help. He reluctantly shared his embarrassment with her that he didn’t look as nice as the other boys in his class.
The nurse promptly took him over to the Clothes Closet, picked out a handsome dress shirt and a sharp tie. She marched him back into the picture line and asked the photographer if he could have his picture taken again. The representative said they didn’t usually do that but she would make an exception. His picture was taken again and compared with the first.
It looked like two different kids. Not because of the clothes. It was because of his smile.
Staff Contact: Ms. Laura Olley, MSW, LCSW, School Social Worker, Office number 919-969-2435 x 64380, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Contact: Kate Sickora, Parent, email@example.com, Cell phone 607-372-2739
NOTICE: CLOTHES CLOSET VOLUNTEERS WANTED
The Clothes Closet is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the sorting, folding, and distribution of clothing when it is safe to enter the school again. Also seeking a lead volunteer who is interested in taking over as Director of the Clothes Closet when the current parent volunteer retires at the end of this school year. Training will be provided. Not sure if you want to commit? Start out as a volunteer and see if this position is the right fit for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NOTICE: CALLING ALL SEWERS - VOLUNTEER SEWERS NEEDED
Do you or anyone in your family like to sew and are interested in helping the McDougle community? The Clothes Closet needs volunteers to make cloth laundry bags for the Clothing Kits given away free to families in need. Volunteers would provide the fabric and sewing machine. Pattern and instructions would be provided. Please email email@example.com for more information.