Great Schools Have Great Volunteers

Did you know that Skinner has over a 100 parent, grandparent and community volunteers?  DSC_0743 Meet Chris Sandoval.  Chris is a member of The Grands, grandparents and community elders who volunteer at Skinner. He began volunteering at schools when his grandchildren started at Edison Elementary.   Luckily for Skinner, he sought out volunteer opportunities here when his grandson entered 6th grade.  He still has 3 grandchildren at Edison and volunteers there regularly too.  Chris is a cafeteria monitor 3 days a week and plays an important role in keeping the cafeteria an organized and a welcome place to eat.   Michelle Koyama, principal at Skinner, says that Chris helps out in many different ways.  “Mr. Sandoval and his commitment to a regular routine as a cafeteria monitor, has been tremendous.  Students see Mr. Sandoval as a member of the Skinner Team, and connect with him as he takes time to talk with the students and build positive relationships.  Between lunch periods, Mr. Sandoval helps in the main office which is also greatly appreciated by the office staff.”   Chris has also volunteered with the Neighborhood Center’s Haunted House and Skinner’s Science Fair.  Chris says that he enjoys getting to know the students and teachers in all of his volunteering work.

Skinner is very fortunate to have Chris on our volunteer team.  If you see Chris, please thank him for his efforts.

The Skinner community has a very active volunteer program.  If you would like more information on how to get involved in volunteer activities, contact Rebecca Caldwell at or 720-424-1495.

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