Parent, family, and community engagement is critical to the success of Amidon-Bowen, and we offer a number of opportunities for parents and community members to get involved and Stay Connected.
We are particularly in need of volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. The volunteer needs and times vary – we have something for everyone! Please fill out the following form if you are interested in volunteering: Volunteer Form.
Join the PTA
The PTA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 PM in the school’s library. Childcare is provided.. We have a number of PTA committees and welcome additional ideas and support from Amidon-Bowen parents and community members.
Participate on the PreK Parent Committee
For all PreK parents, consider attending a monthly PreK Parent Committee meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 AM in the parent resource center.
Attend a Principal-Parent Chat and Chew
On the first Friday of each month, the principal will host a principal-parent chat and chew at 9 AM in the parent resource center to connect with parents. Check the calendar for specific dates.
Attend an LSAT Meeting
The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5 PM in the conference room. Anyone can attend the LSAT meetings. The LSAT is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, and a community member. The purpose is to provide the principal with suggestions and advice about ways to achieve the school’s academic goals and to help raise general concerns or suggestions of the school community.
Attend an Open House
Come meet our principal, observe classes, meet current parents, and tour the school. You may also check out our school during one of our winter play dates for both current and prospective families. Open houses for 2016-17 will take place at 9 AM on:
- December 14
- January 11
- February 15
- April 5
Serve on the STEM Steering Committee
We are excited to have a growing group of engaged staff and parents sharing their ideas and vision to further integrate STEM into all areas of the curricula. If you’re interested in getting involved, please feel free to attend the meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in Mr. Ewing’s classroom. You may also email the Amidon-Bowen for more information.