Be a Room Parent!
Want to make a bigger impact in YOUR child's class? Do you want to be a support to your class's families and your child's teacher? You might want to try being a Room Parent! (Or just a Room Rep! Parent not required!)
A class can have one or more room parents. A room parent’s main task is to facilitate communication between other parents and the teacher, the school parent group, and occasionally school administration.
This can vary widely from class to class, and teacher to teacher. For the most part, as a room parent you’ll solicit donations (paper goods, snacks, decorations, etc.) from parents for classroom parties and events (usually based on a list from the teacher), coordinate with PTA during Teacher Appreciation Week in May, organize volunteers for the classroom for events or enrichment, and other tasks as decided by the teacher.
Room parents also act as liaisons for the PTA, attending parent group meetings and, potentially, helping generate support or interest in parent group efforts. (For example, room parents can help the PTA promote an event by reminding their parents of an upcoming program or fundraiser.)