NO, I do not want to come for the Halloween Parade/ help with art class/ show up at school while my child is there. I want him to be elsewhere, and to not have to worry about it. I do not, particularly, want school to be a collaborative effort. I will send in paper plates for the Halloween Party. I will also show up once a month, for an hour, to help with reading. I will make sure he practices his writing. Aaaaaand that's it.
(I know exactly how underfunded public schools are in general - although this one is NOT - and I understand that they do rely on parents to participate - but NO. I can't even manage to send back my kid's Monday Folder on Mondays. There is no way I can do anything else for his class.)