What is a Room Mom? How can I get involved? What does a Room Mom do exactly?
As a Room Mom (or Dad), you act as an aide to your child's teacher when it comes to all of the fun things the kids get to experience throughout the school year. It is a great way to get to know your child's teacher and be present and involved in your child's school experience. Some teachers just need support with getting a sign up set up (Signup Genius or Volunteer Spot make it easy) and coordinating that all those things make it to the activity. They'll give you a list of what you need. Some teachers allow you the freedom to come up with some great ideas to go along with the event or theme. You don't have to be crafty, just a little bit organized. It is a very fun role you can play in helping all of our children!
The key is delegating and getting your class parents involved. Most parents want to help, even the busy ones. All you have to do is ask and they are more than willing to pitch in!
If you want to get involved in your child's class, let your teacher know during Open House or within the first few weeks of school. If you have any questions about what they will need, speak with your teacher and you can even be paired up with another interested parent to do the job.
Once you take the "job", spend a few minutes with your teacher seeing what he/she needs throughout the year. You can also plan the activities and what things will need to be arranged to make it happen. Just a little organization and you're off and running. Your teacher will provide you with the emails of all the parents in the class as well as the children's birthdays. It's a wonderful way to get to know the children and parents that make our school great!
Some great resources are:
If you have any questions regarding room mom information, please contact Heena Kerl at firstname.lastname@example.org