Parent Helping

A unique element of LCNS’ curriculum is that the participation of parents, grandparents, extended family or close friends of each student is integrated into the curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child, and to participate in an ongoing activity that is a significant part of their weekly routine.

When they come home and relate stories from class, you’ll have a context for what they are describing. Ongoing parent helper schedules are also published in the monthly newsletter to help facilitate trades, substitutions and timing adjustments, based on the most current assignments.

For parents whose availability is limited, there are opt-out alternatives.

If you are unable to parent help on your assigned day and have not arranged to switch with another parent helper from you class, you are responsible to find a substitute.  A list of willing parent substitutes is available on our website ( or in the office by request.  The cost of hiring a substitute is $20 if you still provide the nutritional snack, or $30 otherwise.  If interested in becoming a parent helper substitute, you can contact the LCNS office.  In the event of a last minute illness or emergency, making it impossible to parent help, you are still responsible for finding a substitute.   If you were unsuccessful, please notify the office at least 45 minutes prior to the start of school.  A fine of $25 plus a substitute fee of $30 will be applicable for failure to assist in the classroom without notice.


Current families, parent helper schedules are found here:


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