Every year each classroom/grade has three major parties. They are: Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The people responsible for putting these parties together are the “Room Parents”. These volunteers are the ones that make plans such as choosing games/activities and what the children will enjoy for a special snack for the party day. Also, they contact other parents that are willing to help with food and paper goods.
The classroom teacher will indicate times and guidelines, while the rest will be left for the volunteers. The beginning of the school year is when parents are asked to voice their interest in this position.
Other responsibilities of the room parent are to work with the teacher to pass along information that is needed to contact parents in a timely manner.