|Room Parents (PTA)|
Room Parent Bulletins (Newsletters)
September 03, 2011
Welcome Back Everyone! The Room Parent Program will be looking for parent volunteers to be the Room Parent (RP) in their child’s classrooms. The RP will serve as a liaison between the teacher and the parents in that classroom. A few responsibilities may be to help with projects, assist in classroom organization, field trips, help with holiday parties, etc. They work with their Teacher to determine what would be of most assistance in that particular classroom and invite other parents from their classroom to participate.
An initial meeting to discuss the program and answer any questions you may have will be established, once we have all the RPs and volunteers situated.
Thank you for supporting Ebinger School - Bernadette A. Phelan, PTA Room Parent Program Chairperson
General Information for Room Parents
We'd like to thank all of the Ebinger parents who have signed up to be Room Parents. Room Parents will be coordinating volunteers to assist during various activities and events throughout the school year. They may also be asked to do copying, reading and additional activities requested by the teacher. Room parents will also be communicating and coordinating with the other parents in the classroom regarding the aforementioned activities. Room Parents will also invite and include any other parents that express an interest in helping as the school year progresses.
As the school year is well under way, hopefully all the classroom routines have become established and everyone is settled into them. We have many exciting events and activities coming up in the school year that we will be asking Room Parents to help with. The various committee chairs will work with the Room Parents to coordinate activities with the other families.
TEACHERS…WHAT TO EXPECT OF YOUR ROOM PARENT
For the teacher, the Room Parent can be an invaluable resource for assistance as well as a liaison with the Ebinger PTA and with students’ families. Often, a parent has offered to be a Room Parent because they have the interest and the time to make a commitment to their child’s class and teacher
The teacher should not expect the Room Parent to:
ROOM PARENTS…WHAT TO EXPECT OF YOUR TEACHER
In agreeing to act as Room Parent for a class, a parent is making a commitment to the teacher of that class, upon which that teacher will rely. The parent can and should expect the teacher to communicate with them regarding their expectations of the parent’s involvement. Likewise, the Room Parent should be forthcoming regarding their ability to meet those expectations in a reliable, effective manner.
The Room Parent can reasonably expect the teacher to:
The Room Parent should not expect the teacher to:
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEACHERS AND ROOM PARENTS
Communication between teachers and Room Parents is important to a successful coordination of effort. Teachers and Room Parents should agree up front on what type of communication works best for them. Both teachers and Room Parents should then make a point of responding to each other in a timely manner. As the school year progresses, teachers and Room Parents should be proactive whenever there are concerns or questions that may arise about the Room Parent's role or responsibilities.
ROOM PARENT REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES
We ask the representative to be familiar with the following guidelines:
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