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Oak Knoll Room Parent Welcome Meeting. 2007 - 2008. Agenda. Room Parent and Grade Level Coordinator roles Lessons learned in 2006-2007 Program improvements for 2007-2008 Other changes and updates Room Parent Resource Center Actions to take now Guest speakers. Room Parent Role.

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Oak Knoll Room ParentWelcome Meeting

2007 - 2008


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Agenda

  • Room Parent and Grade Level Coordinator roles

  • Lessons learned in 2006-2007

  • Program improvements for 2007-2008

  • Other changes and updates

  • Room Parent Resource Center

  • Actions to take now

  • Guest speakers


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Room Parent Role

  • Four per classroom

  • Facilitate classroom parties

  • Coordinate classroom volunteers

  • Organize drivers for field trips

  • Help ensure strong communication between teacher and parents

  • Assist with classroom-related administrative tasks

  • Respond to ad-hoc requests

  • Manage teacher appreciation activities

  • Provide teacher with Oak Knoll yearbook


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Lead Room Parent Role

  • One per class

  • Acts as primary point of contact for teacher

  • Manages division of responsibilities among room parents

  • Serves as primary liaison to parents, disseminating messages and information as needed

  • Acts as point of contact for GLCs and Room Parent Program Coordinators

  • Plays central role making sure ad hoc requests are delegated and fulfilled


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Grade Level Coordinator Role

  • Two per grade

  • Help assign and contact room parents for every class in your grade

  • Make sure room parents have information needed for BTSN

  • Act as liaison between room parents in your grade and the PTO, school administration, and others as needed

  • Maintain monthly contact with room parents in your grade

  • Organize one grade-level social function during the year

  • Organize one year-end grade-level event

  • Monitor workload of room parent teams

  • Encourage participation in Oak Knoll programs


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Teacher Appreciation Week was too close to the end of the year and felt “out of control” and inequitable across classrooms

Response:

Moved Teacher Appreciation Week - March 10th - 14th

Created new Teacher Gift Guidelines

Lessons Learned in 2006-2007:Teacher Appreciation Week


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Teacher Appreciation Week Schedule year and felt “out of control” and inequitable across classrooms

  • Monday - Homemade cards

  • Tuesday - Flowers

  • Wednesday - PTO Coffee Cart and breakfast treats

    (Provided by the PTO, no additional activity to be performed by room parents)

  • Thursday - Extra volunteer help

  • Friday - Your choice (total donated value less than $20)


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Room parents felt like their job at the end of the year was too hectic, and there was too much to do

Response:

Moved Teacher Appreciation Week

Clarified end-of-year activities

Lessons Learned in 2006-2007:End of Year Responsibilities


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End-of-Year Activities too hectic, and there was too much to do

  • Surveyed sample of teachers across all grades

  • To date, all grades but 4th celebrate the end of the year with one event for the entire grade (e.g., field day)

  • Few classrooms also have a class-specific year end party (depends on teacher preference)


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Room parents felt like they lost track of what they needed to be doing at different times of the year

Response:

Created calendar of activities by month

Planned a regular email communication schedule

Lessons Learned in 2006-2007:Room Parent Communication


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Other Changes for 2007-2008 to be doing at different times of the year

  • Emergency preparedness kits

  • Going green

  • Nutrition guidelines

  • Information about volunteering to be sent home before BTSN

  • Computer lab


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Nutrition Guidelines to be doing at different times of the year

  • State of California has created nutrition guidelines for all California public schools

  • Up to the individual school districts how these guidelines are applied

  • Room parent implications:

    • No more than one party with food per month

    • Celebrations should occur after lunch if possible (except for half-day kindergarten)

    • Each party should have no more than one food or beverage that doesn’t meet the nutritional standards


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Room Parent Resource Center to be doing at different times of the year

  • Found on Oak Knoll PTO website (www.oakknollpto.org) under Room Parent Resources

  • Everything in this folder, plus more!

  • Lots to help you prepare for BTSN

    • Sign-up sheet templates

    • Speaking points

    • Checklist to make sure you’re ready


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http://www.oakknollpto.org/RoomParent.html to be doing at different times of the year


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Actions to Take Now to be doing at different times of the year

  • Meet with teacher and fellow room parents

  • Prepare for BTSN (refer to checklist)

    • Prepare volunteer sign-up sheets and family information sheet

    • Familiarize yourself with emergency preparedness kit

    • Understand district policies on driver forms (grades 1-5)

    • Prepare BRIEF presentation

Back to School Night is Thursday, September 6th.


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BRIEF to be doing at different times of the year BTSN Presentation

  • Introduce room parent team and MPAEF ambassador

  • Identify emergency preparedness kit

  • Encourage parents to sign-up for volunteer activities and to fill in the family information sheet

  • Pass our volunteer driver forms (grades 1-5) and recycling envelopes

  • Answer pressing questions


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Wrap-up from BTSN to be doing at different times of the year

  • Turn in volunteer sign-up forms and/or start volunteer scheduling process no later than September 10th

  • Library, playground, Noteworthy Art, and PE coordinated centrally; put forms in designated folders in the office

  • All other scheduling handled at classroom level by room parents and/or teacher

  • Create electronic version of family information sheet and distribute to parents


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Guest Speakers to be doing at different times of the year

  • Art room

  • Library

  • PE

  • Playground

  • Noteworthy Art

  • PTO Membership drive

  • Recycling

  • Accepting Our Differences


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Questions? to be doing at different times of the year