Room Parents' Corner

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Dear Room Parents,
 
THANK YOU for volunteering your time and effort to be a Room Parent! Being a Room Parent is a GREAT way to get to know other parents and their children, to earn your Chai hours, and to create the magic of community in your classroom.
 
Building a vibrant community ensures that each student and their family can find a group to call home, and at the same time strengthens their connection to the school. Intentional community building practices are the key to a vibrant, engaged community. Without structured frameworks for communal belonging, people may feel left behind. It is our hope that with your help we can expand and deepen the culture of belonging that exists at Wornick.
 
As a Room Parent you are the liaison between parents, the PTO, and your child’s teacher regarding school activities.
 
At our room parent meeting, we will discuss your role in detail, but generally, we ask room parents to be responsible for the following:
 
  • Create community by planning events for your class / grade during the year;
  • Communicate with your teachers about their needs;
  • At teacher’s request, coordinate drivers and other help for field trips and other class events;
  • Encourage class sign-ups as needed for various school and PTO events;
  • Organize and distribute teacher gifts;
  • Send monthly updates and reminders to your class about class, PTO and other school events; and
  • Advise the PTO and Head of School about births, deaths, illness or other needs, and coordinate assistance for families experiencing such an event as may be appropriate.

We always recommend that more than one person volunteer per class, to share the work. You and your Co-Room Parents may decide to take on all these responsibilities yourselves; however, we urge you to involve other class parents as this helps build a team feeling within the class and provides opportunities for others to feel involved.

If you have any questions, please contact us at pto@wornickjds.org. We are always available to help!

Specific information on Room Parent responsibilities can be found here:

We are really looking forward to getting to know you and encourage your participation as a Room Parent. We hope that you will not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Also, we welcome any feedback that you feel might be beneficial to other classes, or that would simplify this process. Thank you in advance for all of your hard work! It is going to be a great year!
 
Thanks again,
Cate Koss, PTO President