Be a Classroom Parent

It is the Room Parent’s responsibility to communicate with the classroom parents and keep them
informed. Every child’s family should be given the opportunity to be involved in their child’s
classroom and school. As the Room Parent you are not expected “to do it all” or to be in the
classroom all the time. Your role is to help the teacher relay information from them, the school,
& the PTA.

To our new room parents for 2016-2017:
Welcome to another year at Carolyn A. Clark Elementary! We are happy that you have made the decision to join us as a Classroom Parent for your child’s class. Please use this manual to help you prepare as the Classroom Parent. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask either your teacher or the Room Parent Coordinator.The success of our school depends not just on the quality of teachers, administrators, PTA, or the academics. It also depends on the parent volunteers who help us create successful events & fundraisers. The more parents who volunteer the more activities we can provide for our kids. We cannot expect the same people with the same ideas to do it all. When we do we limit our growth &potential. Volunteering as a Classroom Parent means doing your part to guarantee that our school, PTA, & our kids succeed. We cannot do it alone. We must collaborate with each other. We must build community & in the process prepare our children for a great future.

We wish you the best of luck in the coming year & we look forward to working with you & getting to know you. Please attend our PTA meetings so you can keep up to date & find other ways to support our school.
Thank you,
PTA Board



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