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.
- 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.