Parent and Community Involvement

PTA

The Parents and Teachers of the Heights Parent/Teacher Association are dedicated to supporting the students and faculty in whatever way they can.  Funds earned are used to provide grants to teachers for needed supplies and other expenditures. Parents are encouraged to join and participate in the PTA. Monthly meetings are held during the school year.

SAC

The School Advisory Council is a group of school personnel, parents, and community members who are involved in making decisions about the academic and financial programs of the school. The council meets periodically during the school year, and additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

Volunteers

Heights Volunteers are the BEST! Parent and community volunteers have provided numerous hours of support and assistance to the students and teachers. For the past 20 years, Heights has received the Golden School Award for its outstanding volunteer and mentoring program. Some of our senior citizen volunteers are winter visitors who have found a special place of service at Heights Elementary during their visit to Fort Myers. Please submit an electronic application if you are interested in serving as a Heights volunteer.  Karen Wood is the point of contact for Heights volunteers.

For step-by-step instructions on filling out the volunteer application, click here.

WATCH D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)  is an innovative program of  the  National  Center  for Fathering  focusing on improving education  in  our nation’s schools by using  the  positive  influence  of  fathers  and  father-figures  for a two-fold purpose: To provide a positive and active male role-model for students during their school day, and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security.

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at Heights throughout the school year. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, mentor students, and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.