Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in one of the coordinator training webinars this week. For those who weren't able to join us, you can do so here or from a link on the Coordinator Resource page. As promised, I took note of all the questions that were asked during those sessions, and I present you with a compilation of those questions and the best answers we've got, arranged by topic. Please don't hesitate to continue to ask questions!
We think having parents volunteer is a great idea! In fact, we know sites have encouraged parents to participate since our pilot year in 2012. This year, Lincoln High School in Portland offered another way to get parents involved: ask one or two to be co-coordinators for your event!
Please share your ideas for planning & implementing CAW. We'll post your tips & tricks on the blog. You can find all the shared ideas by clickling on the green "Ideas that Work" icon to the right.
Here's a tip from Hillsboro High School for getting your colleagues engaged and helping to build excitement for your event:
Another great idea from Benson High School in Portland:
They'll be promoting their CAW event during their Back to School Night next week. Ensuring that parents know you're participating in this statewide event is critical to your success - and the earlier, the better! In addition to sharing the information at any parent ngiht events, consider also sending a Student and Family Letter home. Remember to encourage parents to volunteer at your event.
Last year, Newport High School used the Donation Request Letter template to ask their area businesses to support their CAW event. They had no idea they'd be overwhelmed with positive responses. So what do you do when you have more prizes than you know what to do with? Make baskets! Gather several smaller prizes together to create one (or more) super enticing raffle prize. Check these out:
Great idea from Benson HS in Portland!
They'll be hosting their event through their CTE classes, and they're thinking about throwing a celebratory party for the class that has the highest attendance during their scheduled CAW event. We suggested using the Donation Request Letter template to ask local businesses to provide treats for the bash.
Join Oregon CAW and three of our returning site coordinators for a "Sharing of Ideas & Brainstorming" session
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11:00am - 12:30pm
Mt. Hood Community College
Register by Monday, September 22nd
*special thanks to MHCC for providing the room & lunch and
Danny Bradach (Parkrose HS), Reyna Mattson (Newport HS), and Vicky Roller (Taft 7-12) for sharing their expertise
Senior year is fun. It's hectic. It's full of memories. And on top of everything that's happening at high school, it's the time when students add one more critical job to their often-full plate.
It is when students put their plan into motion for taking the next step in life: college.