Room Parent

Room Parents

What is a Bowman Room Parent?
Room Parents are an essential part of the Bowman Parent-Teacher Association, supporting teachers and linking the school community. Being a Room Parent does not mean you have to be in the classroom or at Bowman all the time. Most of the work involves relaying information to the class and coordinating parent volunteers, both of which can be done by phone or email.

Typically most classrooms have one Room Parent who is the primary liaison to coordinate and communicate with the Teacher and PTA and several other Room Parents to assist with activities throughout the year.

The following is a typical list of responsibilities to be shared among all Room Parents. The specifics will need to be agreed upon with the teacher.

  • Assist classroom teacher with the following:

Class Parties

Class Email and phone list

Coordinating Classroom volunteers as needed

Coordinating Field Trip Chaperones as needed

Organize a Fall Parent social event

Keep families informed of Bowman activities

Coordinate one class project for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week in the Spring (such as cards, bouquet, etc.) for your classroom teacher

Coordinate one class raffle basket to benefit Bowman PTA

Collect classroom donations for class needs and gifts

 

If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact the PTA Room Parent Coordinator, Judy Perry at roomparentcoordinator@bowmanpta.org or simply click here to print out an information sheet and sign up form.

 

The following is an example of what you may expect for the upcoming year:

September

  • Meet with your Teacher
  • Your class Room Parent volunteers meet
  • Send Welcome/Information Letter from Room Parents
  • Collect Class Contact Information/Volunteer Sign-up sheets and class donations
  • Compile Class Roster & Distribute to Class
  • Welcome New Families to Bowman with Personal Note as needed

October/November

  • Plan/organize Parent Social event

December

  • Use Class Funds for Classroom Holiday Gift

January/February

  • Plan/Assemble Class Basket for Fundraising Raffle

Spring

Throughout the Year:

  • Initiate emails/phone requests for volunteers (in-class, field trips, BBY, etc.)
  • Organize Class parties
  • Send out monthly email updates to keep Class informed and excited about what’s happening at Bowman
  • Keep Class Roster updated and distributed as new students arrive or changes occur
  • Keep Class updated on spending of Class Funds on materials, supplies, etc.

For more helpful information, tools and templates for Room Parents, click here.

 

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BECOME A ROOM PARENT

For more info please contact roomparentcoordinator@bowmanpta.org