TODD SCHOOL PTA CLASS PARENT INFORMATION

CLASS  PARENT  AND  ASSISTANT  CLASS  PARENT  RESPONSIBILITIES  

•  Meet  with  the  teacher  prior  to  Back-­to-­School  Night  to  review  plans  for  the  upcoming  school  year  classroom  activities,  i.e.,  parties,  trips,  special  events,  etc.    Review  class  dues  amount  after  setting  aside  money  for  class  BBQ,  planners,  and  other  planned  expenses.

•  Decide  with  the  teacher  how  many  parent  volunteers  will  be  needed  for  each  event.    Create  classroom  activity  sign-­up  sheets,  leaving  a  predetermined  number  of  slots  for  parent  volunteers.  Each  teacher/grade  level  chooses  volunteers  in  different  ways.  Support  teachers  in  how  they  select  volunteers.

•  Please  use  blind-­copy  when  emailing  parents  in  your  class  and  do  not  distribute  email  address  information  to  other  parents  in  the  class.

CLASS  PARENT  RESPONSIBILITIES  

•  Create  a  sheet  for  compiling  parent  email  addresses.

•  Recruit  volunteers  at  Back-­to-­School  night.    Try  to  have  all  sign  up  sheets  completed  that  night.

•  Attend  Back-­to-­School  night

Welcome  parents.

Bring  classroom  activity  sign  up  sheets,  nametags  for  each  parent,  a  few  pens,  tape,  etc.

 Inform  parents  about  the  classroom  activity  sign  up  sheets.

Collect  class  dues.  Bring  these  home  with  you.

 Collect  Pizza  Day  money  or  opt-­out  forms.  Return  to  Pizza  Day  Co-­chairs  that  night.

•  Assist  teacher  with  special  events  that  may  come  up  throughout  the  year.

•  As  classroom  events  approach,  contact  volunteers  to  remind  them  of  the  event  date,  time,  and  their  responsibilities.    Confirm  with  the  teacher  that  parents  have  sent  in  all  event  supplies  on  time.

•  Keep  the  Assistant  Class  Parent  informed  of  class  activities.

•  Keep  a  list  of  the  year’s  activities  in  the  PTA  class  folder  and  add  any  suggestions  for  next  year.

•  Keep  a  record  of  how  class  dues  are  spent.    At  year-­end,  create  an  annual  report  based  on  this  information  and  place  it  in  the  PTA  class  folder.

•  Return  the  PTA  class  folder  at  year-­end  to  either  Todd  School  PTA  Mailbox.

Grade-­Specific  Tasks  

Kindergarten  is  unique  in  that  there  is  a  lot  of  parent  interaction  throughout  the  year.    This  requires  a  great  deal  of  organization  and  communication  on  the  part  of  the  Class  Parent.    Tasks  include  organization  of  mystery  readers  (sometimes  organized  by  the  Assistant  Class  Parent)  and  other  events  throughout  the  year.

Fifth  Grade  –  The  entire  Fifth-­Grade  team  plans  Fifth-­Grade  classroom  activities  and  trips.    The  Lead  Class  Parents  will  work  with  the  Team  Leader  to  coordinate  all  Fifth-­Grade  classes’  activities  including  flyers  for  events,  trips,  and  class  gift.    Note:  Fifth-­Grade  class  parents  are  Co-­Class Parents.

Grade-­Level  Lead  Class  Parents  

Each  grade  level  has  one  or  two  teachers  who  are  the  Team  Leaders.    If  there  are  two  Team

Leaders  for  a  grade,  the  Class  Parent  for  one  of  those  teachers  is  deemed  to  be  the  Grade  Level  Lead  Class  Parent.    The  Lead  Class  Parent  may  have  various  added  responsibilities  including  organization  of  grade-­wide  year-­end  events.

ASSISTANT  CLASS  PARENT  RESPONSIBILITIES  

•  Attend  Back-­to-­School  Night

 Welcome  parents.

Assist  Class  Parent  with  collection  of  class  dues  and  Pizza  Day  money.

•  Yearbook

Create  the  yearbook  page  for  your  class  and/or  find  other  parent  volunteers  to  help.

•  Review  and  Implement  Gift  Policy

Holiday  and  Year  End  Gifts  for  Teachers,  Teaching  Assistants,  and  Lunch  Monitors:

-­   Regarding  gift  giving,  holiday  gifts  are  a  personal  matter.    Everyone  celebrates differently.  There  is  no  organized  holiday  gift  giving  to  Todd  School  teachers  by  the   class  parents.    In  accordance  with  Policy  #7440  –  Gifts  to  teachers  –  nominal  amounts  of  money  may  be  collected  to  give  to  teachers  at  the  academic  year-­end.

•  Collect  nominal  amounts  of  money  for  purchase  of  year-­end  class  gift  for  teachers.

CLASS  PARENT  AND  ASSISTANT  CLASS  PARENT  ROLES  SHOULD  BE  COLLABORATIVE.    

Please  discuss  how  responsibilities  will  be  distributed  and/or  shared.