Room Parents

Being a room parent is a great opportunity to stay connected with your child, learn about activities in his or her classroom, get to know classmates and their parents, and be involved in the School.

General Responsibilities

  • Work with the teacher to coordinate events and assist in the classroom as needed
  • Primary contact person for the teacher and classroom parents
  • Serve as a link between Parents’ Council and classroom parents

Ideas That Have Worked for Other Room Parents

  • Coordinate student teacher appreciation in conjunction with Marion Crandall Day, coordinate a year-end gift to the teacher from the parents
  • Plan social events for families beyond those held in the classroom – one or two simple gatherings that all classroom families are invited to attend. Examples include a play date or picnic at a park, meeting for a movie, or sledding in the winter. Be creative and keep it simple!
  • Start a class page on Facebook where classroom parents can stay connected, share social ideas found in the community, ask for homework clarification, and more.
  • Coordinate a “Mom’s Night Out” a few times during the year.
    Start a class tradition of gathering students and their families at a local restaurant after certain school events.
  • Create a group Shutterfly account where parents can upload pictures of the class in action throughout their years at Rivermont to share with other parents.