Each year parents and guardians are invited to volunteer as classroom parents. This is an extremely fun and rewarding opportunity!
Classroom parents serve as a vital link between teachers and families. Each classroom teacher has one to three room parents. Individual teachers utilize classroom parents in a manner that is comfortable for them and their classroom.
These volunteers support classrooms in a variety of ways, depending upon the teachers’ preferences. Examples include:
- Communicating with the teacher regularly to determine classroom needs
- Keeping families informed of classroom events via email (or occasionally printed flyers)
- Creating and updating online “Wish Lists” for the teacher and classroom
- Helping to plan classroom events and parties
- Recruiting field trip volunteers
Additionally, the school administration and the PGO both utilize classroom parents as a very important added means of communication with families. Room parents will be periodically asked to send email reminders to families about upcoming school-wide events and opportunities. Finally, classroom parents may organize a group class gift for the teacher at the end of the school year.
Volunteers are STILL needed to serve as Classroom Parent for most classrooms! Grab a friend and share the fun! If you can't personally volunteer please help us find someone for your child's class. Ask your friends and neighbors if they'd be willing to help. Choosing to become a class parent ensures that you will get to know your school community and most of the tasks can be done from home in your PJs!
Thank you for considering this fun opportunity! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or suggest someone.