If you would like to be a room parent, express your interest with your teacher. Sign-ups for classroom volunteers usually occur during back-to-school night.
"I’m a room parent, now what do I do?"
Budget, Budget, Budget
You have the option to collect your donation up-front. Create a class budget based on the total amount you have collected and be very budget conscious. You do not want to spend most of your money early in the year and not have enough left; it’s not fair to the kids or the parents who have trusted you with their money.
A Typical Year in a Life of a Room Parent
September – Teacher Meeting, Letter to Parents, Recruitment of Help/Positions, Collection of Funds, Gator Gallop
October – Halloween Party, Fall Festival Scarecrow Contest
November – Thanksgiving (only some classes)
December – Holiday Party
January – 100th Day (lower grades)
February – Valentines Party
March – St. Patrick’s Party (optional)
April – Spring Party (optional), snacks during Testing Week (sometimes May)
May – Teacher Appreciation Week - decorate your classroom door and organize something sweet each day (have kid bring a homemade card or note)
June – End of Year Party
Set-up a class site! It’s a good way to share pictures, manage the calendar with automatic reminders, and have volunteer sign-ups. If someone else had entered the general school dates on the calendar already, you can ask them for the ics Shutterfly file so you can upload to your Shutterfly site. Main highlights of using Shutterfly: