Experience and research confirm that our schools and students benefit greatly from the contributions of volunteers. School volunteers were particularly important during the last few years of severe budget limitations.
Our volunteers strengthen an already vibrant educational program, contributing hundreds of hours of assistance monthly in the District's various volunteer programs. These include classroom volunteers, clerical support for teachers, cross-age programs offering opportunities for middle school and Academy students to work with younger students, career day presentations, career shadowing and professional partnerships.
In addition, various community organizations and businesses support the schools with special grants or in-kind contributions, and professional expertise.
How to Volunteer: To volunteer in the Canandaigua schools, contact the main office of the individual school where you wish to volunteer:
Primary -Elementary School (gr. UPK-2): (585)396-3930
(gr. 3-5): (585)396-3900
Middle School (gr. 6-8): (585)396-3850
Canandaigua Academy (gr. 9-12): (585)396-3800
Or you may contact the Canandaigua PTSA via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Superintendent’s Office at (585)396-3710.
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Volunteer Annual Service Award
The Board of Education created the Volunteer Service Award to recognize the extraordinary commitment of a person who has served our district in a voluntary capacity. Nominations are sought for those who have served throughout the year in a major undertaking, or in several smaller events, or who provided continual service over several years.
This year’s honoree is Leslie Mast, who has truly gone above and beyond as a volunteer in 2016-2017. She is seen here with Primary-Elementary Principal Brian Amesbury and two of her children.
This year’s Volunteer Service Award recipient met all three of those criteria – having served our district in numerous ways now for several years!
In 2016-2017, Leslie Mast single handedly planned and ran the UPK/Kindergarten Family Fun Night. She also planned for the first grade Family Fun Night, organizing games and activities for kids for an event that provided a great way for parents to connect with our school district. She handled the crafts at the PTSA Mother-Son Night and was in charge of snacks and drinks at the Father-Daughter Dance. She is the organizer of an end-of-year book swap, working with teachers to find ways to get more books into the hands of our kids.
Leslie is a member of the Primary-Elementary School Improvement Team (SIPT), the Council for Instructional Excellence, and is treasurer of PTSA. She is the mother of three young children, two of whom attend the Primary-Elementary School.
In a letter of nomination, Leslie was described as, “a person with an extraordinary ability to get an event organized and off the ground. There are many times that administrators and teachers talk about wanting to do an event but for many reasons it just doesn’t happen. Leslie has the stick-to-it-iveness to make an idea for an event a reality!”