ROOM PARENT RESOURCES
Thank you for your interest in being part of the Room Parent Team. Room parents are the magic ingredient of every elementary school year!
WHAT DO ROOM PARENTS DO?
At Chickering, a room parent’s main task is to facilitate communication between other parents and the teacher. This can vary widely from class to class and teacher to teacher. For the most part, you’ll organize volunteers for classroom events, collect money for and deliver teacher gifts during holidays and Teacher Appreciation Week in May, and do other tasks as decided by the teacher.
HOW TO SIGN UP
At Chickering, we look for two parent volunteers for each classroom. The volunteer sign-up is open to all parents and guardians and will be circulated by email from the PTO shortly after class lists are sent home (sometime in August). In the event that more than two parents volunteer for any classroom, room parents will be selected by lottery. Once selected, room parents will be asked to attend a brief training (in person or online) and will be provided a packet of information and suggestions to help them get started.
For more information, email Liz Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org