Volunteering for IP
There are many ways to become involved in IP whether you are a parent, family member, college student, alumni or an interested community member. Contact us to learn about opportunities to get involved.
School-Age Children’s Program Registration
Parents of continuing students are encouraged to register their children at the end of the school year for the following school year. This will help jumpstart preparations for the succeeding year.
New parents should attend the parent meeting in September to give them a chance to meet and interact with other parents, ask questions, give their input and receive school materials.
IP has open enrollment throughout the year, but in order to get the full benefit from IP’s programs, children should start when the school opens in September.
There is a separate fee for participating in the rondalla instrumental instruction classes. Students may register at the beginning of the school year in September.
IP charges a minimal fee to cover some of the expenses used for the school program. Rates are published at the start of each year. Each additional child in a family may enroll at a discounted rate. The fourth child is free.
It should be noted that registration fees cover only a small portion of the expenses associated with running the school. The majority of IP’s operating expenses are covered by the fundraising efforts of the IP community.
Parent participation in school activities is required for families joining Iskwelahang Pilipino. Parent participation requirements are as follows:
- Ensure that their children attend sessions regularly and on time. Whenever parents and/or their children miss a session, parents should contact the I.P. secretary or director to get updated information on any assignments, schedules, or activities.
- Ensure that the children make up for missed class work and rehearsals. The children should schedule time with someone to practice with, in order to catch up and be able to participate at the final performance.
- Reinforce lessons at home. Parents should be aware of the subject being covered in class by observing or looking through school material given to the children in order to help the teachers with the lessons.
- Assist staff as teacher’s aides, and carry out both curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- Provide snacks for the children and parents at designated times, and help keep the premises clean and orderly.
- Assist in fundraising.
- Encourage other parents to join and publicize the school’s activities to friends and colleagues.