Looking for an easy way to help Hightower Elementary?! Dunwoody UMC supports our neighborhood school & is looking for your help.

After School Assistance Program Guidelines

These will be revised periodically with your suggestions to improve. Thank you for serving to help children with school.

  • Be on Time
  • Check in with the Homework Captain or the Staff member
  • Build a relationship with the children and other volunteers
  • Ensure the students have registered
  • 3 groups of volunteers:
    • 1. Homework assistance
    • 2. General skill building assistance
    • 3. Snack or recreational assistance
  • 1. Homework assistance:
    • This can be a group of students per volunteer in a classroom style.
    • Review the student's homework summary page. Look at specific needs of the day and note the special areas of focus.
    • Ask the student to explain the homework. This method allows communication & understanding.
    • We provide homework assistance in understanding and overseeing their homework. Allow the student to seek your help by asking questions.
    • Let them do their homework and then look it over asking them questions. If an area or problem is wrong, ask them to rethink their answer. If they cannot really do the problem, that is ok. The teacher needs to know that.
    • Make any helpful notes for the teacher on the HW summary page. Please add your initials.
  • 2. General skill building assistance
    • This task covers reading, math flash cards, and communication practice
    • This task can be one to one or one to 2 but requires a small ratio.
    • Reading assistance:
      • Let the student choose a book and read out loud a story working on annunciation, word meaning and speed of reading
      • Ask the student 3 questions to measure reading comprehension
        • 1. Who are the characters?
        • 2. What was the story about?
        • 3. How do you relate to the story, like the story or which character would you most likely be?
    • Math:
      • Students need repetition so we use flash cards on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have flash cards available. Practice each session looking at knowledge and speed. Most math tests involve time so after a couple of passes, time the student for completion.
      • Do flash cards multiple times. Let the students take a 5 minute break if needed but then try again. If certain numbers are hard, ensure they match with the student grade level expectations and note to the captain/leader.
    • Communication:
      • Sit with 1-3 students and develop dialog by practicing conversation. Ensure your questions are riot too personal.
  • 3. Snack or recreational assistance
    • We want the children to have healthy snacks and play safely,
    • Please coordinate with the leader if you are removing any student from the premises, for example going outside for recreational activities.

Hightower Elementary Box Tops

Looking for an easy way to help Hightower Elementary?! Dunwoody UMC supports our neighborhood school & is looking for your help. Hightower participates in the Box Tops for Education TM program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn money for enrichment activities. Box Tops are worth 10¢ each and they quickly add up to real cash for Hightower Elementary. This school year, their earnings goal is $1000.
To help Hightower Elementary, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and drop them off at Dunwoody UMC. For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit www.boxtops4education.com. We’re here to make our school’s Box Tops for Education program a huge success this year. Thanks for your help!
Remember Every Box Top counts! Questions, please contact Samantha Faklaris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 770-394-0675 ext 117.

Hightower Elementary Homework Help

Interested in helping children at Hightower Elementary with their reading and/or homework after school?

Hightower Homework Club (HHC) has finished the first month of tutoring, and it has been a huge success! We are averaging over 70 kids per day and attendance is growing. The kids are starting to know many of us and look for us when they get there…it is heartwarming and such a joy to help them! We are lucky to have had on average 3-5 Dunwoody UMC volunteers every day, we are always looking for more assistance. The children are thriving from our assistance. If you are available to help - once/week or once/month Monday-Thursday from 3:15-5:15, please consider it. You don't have to be an expert or have a teaching background - just share your time reading with a child. Please contact Carolyn Staley at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thanks so much!

Hightower Homework Club

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The 2016-17 school year is underway and we look forward to helping the elementary children at Hightower once again.

Please join us in helping them with math, reading and/or free time after school. Homework club will be from 3-4:20 pm for the elementary aged children. We hope that volunteers will arrive by 2:45 pm to get ready before the children join us.


New this year - DUMC will is providing volunteers on Mondays & Tuesdays only - so please check your calendars and help us fill these slots up -
Click HERE to sign-up.
Thanks so much for your support of this ministry - these children are thriving in school b/c someone like you takes the time to spend helping them for a short amount each week - a little goes a long way!

Hightower Homework Club 2017

We are looking for volunteers to help read, review math and/or do homework with the children from both Hightower and Kingsley elementary in 2017.

DUMC will provide volunteers Mondays & Tuesdays from 2:40-4:15p. These children are thriving in school b/c someone like you takes the time to spend helping them for a short amount each week - a little goes a long way! Sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f48abac23a7fa7-hightower 
Can't be there to volunteer but still want to help?! We are looking for donations for after school snacks (pretzels, cheez its, etc) for 70 children four days a week. If interested in donating as a group or individual, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f48abac23a7fa7-snacks 

 

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Worship Times

Traditional Services
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Contact Information

Dunwoody UMC
1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA. 30338
770-394-0675
770-394-8492 FAX
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