Thank you for volunteering your time as a Room Parent! You provide an invaluable service to the school. In addition to coordinating class parties and events, a Room Parent is the main source of communication between the PTA, your teacher, and the parents in your class. You will be invited to attend an orientation meeting at the beginning of the school year where you will receive an overview of the Room Parent role. A summary of the duties is noted below for your reference.
Room Parent Duties:
- create and distribute a class roster
- create and distribute your classroom's volunteer schedule
- coordinate classroom parties and events
- support school events throughout the year by communicating event details and soliciting volunteers when needed
- forward on school news on occasion
On Back-to-School Night, you or your teacher will provide a classroom volunteer sign-up sheet(s) for parents to indicate their interest and availability to help out in class. You'll use this information to create a class volunteer schedule. Additionally, you or your teacher will ask parents to supply personal information they'd like shared with the class (ex: parents' names, email address, phone number, etc.). Use the information parents give you to create a class roster and publish it when it's complete. At a minimum, every student's name should be on the roster you publish. If a family wishes to have their personal information kept private, though, please respect their wishes and don't include any other personal information besides their child's name.
In the LOCKER to the right, please find some helpful templates including class roster, volunteer schedules, and many other things. You can even find two Back-to-School Night sign-up sheet template options here for your use.
If you have questions, please contact the Room Parent Coordinator:
Colette Roychoudhury at email@example.com.