Here at Carnahan we believe that it takes a 'village to raise a child'. Our community has definitely shown that as they have joined our school as volunteers. Different programs on campus have facilitated this outpour of parent and community involvement. For example, the Watchdog program encourages school safety by having dads monitor the hallways, check exterior doors and ensure that our facilities are in the best working conditions. Also, the Parent Center and workroom provides a place for parents to help teachers with school projects; this program is known as PALS. PALS create student instructional materials, bulletin boards, or make copies. The Parent Center is a warm inviting room conditioned to provide a play area for toddlers while parents work. PALS also go into the hallways and reward the students once a week by allowing them to buy out of the rolling school store. Our library also finds itself very busy with Valero Reading Buddies who come to read with Carnahan students. They instill the joy of reading and form bonding frienships through reading. Finally, parents are filling up the resource room for Parent Meetings. Here they are learning parenting skills and talking through general kid issues that arise. But, our community involvement does not stop in the hallways or classes, Cardinal Maitre d's are visible in the cafeteria helping to monitor student behavior.We are excited about our parent participation because we know that involved parents equals student success!