Remember your first experience at Punahou as a new parent? Remember your child's first year? Would you have felt more comfortable having a seasoned Punahou parent who could share pointers about where to find the chapel or where to park for open house? Here's your opportunity to be a "Buddy" to a new parent transitioning to Punahou and make a lasting first impression!
Below are some simple guidelines:
1. Make initial contact with new parent: Within one week of receiving information concerning the new families, call and introduce yourself welcoming them to Punahou! You may leave your name and contact information so they may call you with questions.
2. Be a friendly voice: You will be someone the new families can depend on to call for questions, directions or moral support. Call/email and check-up on your Buddy often.
3. Tell them about volunteering opportunities: Encourage them to participate in PFA activities, a Currents mailing perhaps. Volunteering leads to familiarity with the school and other parents. You may want to invite them to the first PFA meeting.
The time commitment for the Program is minimal and you will make Punahou a warmer, friendlier place for these new families. If you are interested in being a "Buddy" to a new family, simply click on the following link and signup by June 30.
SAVE THE DATE: Buddy Reception will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 3:00 -4:30pm at Barwick Playground. (optional)