Volunteers from the community could make a big difference to elementary students in Hotchkiss by becoming part of the Tuesday Tutors program starting at Hotchkiss K8.
Tuesday Tutors is a program designed to recruit community members who will volunteer their time to help elementary students at Hotchkiss K-8 School become better readers, writers and mathematicians.
A grant from the Arch Coal Company has helped to make this program possible.
Volunteers in the Tuesday Tutors program will meet one-on-one with an elementary school student for a one-hour session one time a week. A teacher-designed program of reading and/or math will be provided for the tutor to use with the student. These sessions will take place after school hours, from 3:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays starting in late January, 2013. All sessions will be at Hotchkiss K-8 School in the Discovery Center. Fourth grade teachers Kathryn Oxford or Karla Nolte will be present to assist any tutors with questions or concerns during the tutoring session. We ask for a commitment of eight weeks in the Tuesday Tutors program. Of course, you are welcome to continue volunteering in our school after the eight weeks.
Community members who are interested in being involved in this program should fill out the Tuesday Tutors Volunteer Information form. They must also submit a volunteer request form by Dec. 10. The Delta County School District Board will review and approve applicants at their December board meeting. Please leave completed forms at the office of HK-8 School.
An orientation session for approved tutors will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at HK-8 School. Dinner will be served, and coordinators will provide more details on possible dates and times for tutoring sessions.
Oxford and Nolte said, "Please consider joining us in the Tuesday Tutors program. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns."