Room Parents - Tools & Resources
Thank you for volunteering your time to support our schools! Below please find some template materials you may wish to customize for your classrooms.
Introduce yourself to your classroom families through a newsletter at the beginning of the year. Outline the class activities that you will be planning, in coordination with the teacher. Be mindful that if collecting funds for the entire school year, some families may wish to contribute 'just in time' for each event. Be sure to track any collections and expenditures.
Fall conferences are a great opportunity to reconnect with parents. Consider asking your child's teacher to hand out these reminders during Parent Teacher Conferences.
Before school breaks for the winter holidays, consider connecting to your class families once again. You may wish to offer to coordinate a class teacher gift or remind families to submit their nominations for Teacher of the Year!
NEW YEAR'S UPDATE
Use the new year to welcome families back to the 2nd half of the school year and refocus your energies on the class Tricky Tray basket.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher Appreciation Week is a great opportunity for team building within your classroom, while showing your teacher thanks for all they do. There are plenty of low-cost ways to acknowledge your teacher. Please see the attached example of a week-long series of classroom activities.
> Ideas for Virtual Recognition
YEAR END WRAP-UP
Mid spring, send out an update on year end party planning. Now is also the time to coordinate a class gift, if desired.