Room Parent sign up deadline is Monday, Sept 24th!!
If you would like to be a room parent,
click on the "Sign Me Up" button below.
Everything you need to know about being a Room Parent!
Would you like to be a Room Parent for your child’s classroom? The Room Parent is a very fun, but integral part of the elementary school classroom. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and responsibilities for being a room parent before signing up. This is a commitment, please be prepared to set aside time for various activities which contribute to the success of the classroom.
Guidelines and responsibilities of a Room Parent may include:
- Contacting or reminding parents to send party supplies to school
- Organize and purchase gifts twice a year
- Serve as field trip chaperone
- Completing any special projects for the teacher
- Organizing volunteers for classroom activities, i.e. learning centers or school-wide events
Each teacher’s needs for a Room Parent may be different, it is mandatory the room parent contact the teacher to understand all expectations. We will also supply you with a ‘Get to know your Teacher form’ to help you get better acquainted.
The Orchard Park School District Shared Decision-Making team (SDM) has an established process to make the selection of room parents a fair process for all of those who are interested. Also, you must be an Approved Parent Volunteer to be a Room Parent.
If you are selected to be a Room Parent, here are a few samples and suggestions of communications you may use to help you become a successful Room Parent.
Communication is key! Please contact your teacher ASAP to get better acquainted. Feel free to use the following:
Get to know your Teacher - This is useful to understand your teacher's interests and hobbies.
Introduction letter to your Teacher - Introduce yourself to your teacher and provide as much contact information as you can.
Introduction Letter to the Parents - Please send this letter to all the parents in the room to get their preferred way of communicating and to introduce yourself.