ROOM PARENT

2020-2021 will be a unique year and Room Parents are still needed! 

Here is some information regarding being a Room Parent. 

 

There can be one Room Parent, or more than one, per classroom.  Being a room parent involves...

  • Budgeting

  • Class Parties (Virtually if need be)

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th- May 10th)

  • Teacher Birthday

  • Communication Liaison for PTA/CEF events (Carnival, Gecko Run, Dinner Auction, etc.)

  • Adopt a Family

  • CEF Basket for the CEF Dinner & Auction (April 6th)

How do you get started at the beginning of the year as a Room Parent?

  • Meet with your teacher- discuss class parties, timing for parties, needs for the classroom or classroom projects, review food policy and allergies. 

  • Bring Request for Classroom Funds letter (see below) if the teacher wants to review, get a class list and emails from your teacher.

  • Review Teacher's Favorites List (most should already have received an email about their teacher's favorites)

       and find out your teacher’s birthday.

Helpful Tips for Parties...

  • Keep it Simple!

  • Virtual Parties can involve zoom-friendly games (acting improv, scavenger hunt, riddles, Win Lose or Draw, Wheel of Fortune, mad libs, etc.)

  • Decorations aren’t necessary.

  • 4-5 Stations per party (Kids LOVE games and crafts).

  • Follow the food policy. 

 

Please let us know if you ever need any help along the way. We are here to help!   Reach out to our VP of Volunteers on our Contact Page for any help you need.   Being a Room Parent shouldn't be overwhelming!

Room Parent Documents:

  1. Room Parent Funds Letter

  2. Sample Class Budget 

  3. Teacher Meeting Questions 

  4. Teacher Appreciation Week Letter