Thanks to our Family & Community Involvement , Starkey continues to be a 5 Star Awarded School by the State of Florida!
Volunteer Registration Process
Volunteer Registration Form
Starkey Elementary has earned the Five Star School Award for over a decade. This award is given annually only to schools which have satisfied the multiple requirements demonstrating total family and community involvement. This portfolio is available for inspection.
Starkey Elementary has offered a well-rounded academic foundation for students for almost half-a-century. Believing that every child can learn, we are always looking for volunteers since some students need a little extra time and attention to be successful. No special experience is required -- only patience, flexibility, commitment, and a fondness for children. All volunteers will be required to fill out a volunteer registration form available by clicking on the above link. Simply complete the form and return it to our office along with a copy of your driver's license for processing.
Level 2 Volunteers FAQ
Pursuant to School Board Policy 9180, volunteers who have unsupervised contact with students must be Level 2 screened. Please review the attached frequently asked questions regarding this policy as well as information on the Level 2 process for fingerprinting, etc.
Instructions for Portal/Focus
Please be sure to record ALL your volunteer hours in the Portal/Focus volunteer system. EVERY hour counts whether you are in the classroom, helping at a special event, working on a project from home or participating in our PTA!
Returning Volunteer Instructions
How to Re-Activate Your Volunteer Status
Returning volunteers must re-activate their status in the Portal/Focus volunteer system at the beginning of each school year in order to volunteer in the classrooms, chaperone field trips and more.
The Great American Teach In is November 16th 2016
Each year during the Great American Teach In, we enrich our student's lives by sharing our time and teaching them something new. Our students love making crafts, hearing stories, learning about hobbies, talents and careers within our community. To participate in this exciting and fun filled day, please sign up in our office or simply download this form and return to Starkey Elementary.
Volunteer Interest Form
A tutor may work with individual or small groups of students who need to reinforce basic skills in a subject. These volunteers work under the direction of a teacher. Training is available, but not required.
A mentor works with a struggling or discouraged student to motivate that child to stay focused on school. A mentor is basically a friend and a role model. Mentors are required to attend a two hour workshop.
Classroom Assistants work closely with classroom teachers by assisting them in preparing instructional material and interacting with students.
Library/Media Center assistants will work under the direction of our librarian. They may work at the circulation desk, and/or assist in book preparation and repair. Other duties may included preparing overdue notices, and assist with other clerical, artistic, and technical duties. Volunteers are also needed for special events including but not limited to: Book Fairs; RIF; Battle of the Books. Please contact Sheryl Adams, Library Media Tech. Specialist or Jennifer Lai for more information.
Helpful information is provided for our volunteers in this handbook published by the Office of Strategic Partnerships.
Mentor Training Workshops
The county holds free workshops that are required in order to become a mentor. Please check the schedule and sign up for one that is convenient for you.
Starkey's Volunteer Cafe'
Join our volunteers each month as we get together to work on various classroom projects. Our Cafe' meets on the 1st Friday of the month: September 9th, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd, January 6th, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th & May 5th. It is a great time to meet other Starkey Volunteers while helping our teachers stay focused on education by completing their busy work.
Adopt A Class
Adopt-a-Class Sponsors Make a Difference at Starkey Elementary!
100% of the money goes directly to the class being sponsored to purchase items that will enhance learning opportunities (i.e. computer software, books, math, materials, supplies, and at times to supplement class field trips, etc.).
Any individual, family, or business can be an Adopt-a-Class Sponsor.
A full adoption is $150, however any amount is accepted and applied to the classroom or program of choice.
PE, music, art, media, and other staff members who enhance the development of our children can be sponsored as well.
Volunteer Program Information
For more information about volunteer opportunities, business partnerships or Adopt-A-Class, please contact Jennifer Lai our Family & Community Liaison at 727-547-7841 ext. 2070
Just for Parents
Just for Parents Newsletter
The Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Family and Community Outreach is pleased to present you with our “Just for Parents” newsletter.
Get Engaged in Education
November is Parental Involvement in Education Month!
To find out how you can get engaged in your child's education or review some helpful parent tips, click the link above!