Each month, the PTA Executive Board recognizes one parent as the PTA Volunteer of the Month. This parent goes above and beyond to make our PTA programs and events a success. The PTA Volunteer of the Month may use the Volunteer of the Month Parking Spot at the front of the school during their awarded month.
PTA thanks all of our volunteers for their time and effort and encourages every parent, grandparent, and guardian to keep volunteering; visit the Volunteer Corner for the latest volunteer opportunities.
OCTOBER 2018 – ANDREIA FERNANDES
Tell us about yourself (where you are from, college, work history, kids names & ages, etc)
I am from Portugal where I lived my whole life before moving to the United States with my family in 2010. I have a master degree in Math. Before moving to the USA I worked during 10 years as a Middle and a High School math teacher. I have 3 kids. Pedro 9 (4th grade), Carolina 5 (kinder) and Sofia 3.
What brought your family to River Eves Elementary?
Before living in Roswell we lived in Dallas, TX and we moved to the Atlanta Metro Area for my husband’s job. We decided to live in East Roswell because of the schools and the surrounding area.
How did you begin volunteering at River Eves?
I started to volunteer at REES during STEM days and as a copy helper.
Tell us about various roles/committees you have volunteered for at the school?
After doing some volunteer at the school, I realized that I could help a little more due to my background in math so, I offered my help and the school accepted it. While at the school helping in the classrooms, I realized that there was a big quantity of markers going to the trash, so I embraced a project with the PTA to recycle old markers at school.
Why do you volunteer your time and resources to the school?
I started to volunteer at REES to understand more how the school works, meet parents and to have more time with my kids. It makes me happy to see that I can contribute in some way to the success of the school.
What do you like to do with your free time (hobbies, activities, travel, etc)?
I like to watch a good movie or listening to music. I like to go to concerts and to travel. My family and I try to go back to Portugal twice a year and spend some time with family and friends.