Walk About

What is the Tyee Walk About (WAB) program?

WAB volunteers are chaperones who simply walk about the campus before school starts and during lunches to promote the safety and well-being of students when not in the classroom. Tyee has more than 1000 students and the more adults visible on campus while students socialize helps maintain a calm, respectful environment for the students and staff.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment does not have to be large. Volunteering for just one lunch a week or every other week is a great way to go. A weekly or biweekly time slot allows for consistency with the students without being over taxing on a busy schedule. For those who can do more, great!

With this year’s change in bus arrivals we are particularly looking to fill morning shifts. One consistent volunteer says it is really easy, “I drop my son off, and then walk the hallways for 15 minutes in the morning before the school bell…it takes no time at all but helps get students to class and allows teachers and staff to be focused in the classroom”.

…and you get to see first hand the dynamics of middle school life.

More information

For more information on how to become a volunteer or wish to sign up, please contact Karen Rhatigan, wab@tyeeptsa.org . Use “Tyee WAB” as subject line.

Please indicate your what days you are available for mornings or for which lunch periods.


Steps to become a WAB volunteer:

(1) Email Karen Rhatigan walkabout@tyeeptsa.org 

(2) Fill out and return the volunteer application provided at the below link https://bsd405.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Volunteer-Packet-Parent.pdf 

(3) Pass after background check

(4) Training