being a Homeroom Parent is impossible if you work full-time? Think again!
Plumb Elementary School has some of the best teachers in Pinellas County, and they need our help. There are many simple things that we, as parents, can do to lighten their load. We can help them by communicating to their parents any upcoming events, or supporting them in a future event. Sending a simple email, or donating items needed for a classroom party, or printing a flyer that needs to go home to the parents, are all ways that a parent who works full-time can still become a Homeroom Parent!
1. Works with their
child’s teacher to support classroom communication through email;
2. Donates needed items
for classroom parties (even though you may not be able to attend the party);
3. Chaperones or drives on
field trips, if you are a Level II volunteer and can get off from work
occasionally (usually once or twice a YEAR);
4. Serves as gatherer and
place of storage for Carnival Class Basket items, if needed; and
5. Takes care of
Printing needs, if you have a printer available to you. If a school scheduled class party is coming up and the class needs donations, you can send an email home to the parents about what is needed and how many volunteers (if any) should attend. We have previously approved templates for these communications, so it’s easy!
During Carnival planning months, we usually ask our Homeroom Parents to help support and encourage the gathering of themed donations from the parents for a Carnival Class Basket. The items will need to be stored while they are gathered, then a “Class Basket” created for the auction. If you are not a creative type, that part of the job can be passed on to a different parent.
If your student has a field trip coming up and you are a registered Level II volunteer and can attend, you may be ask to join the class during that field trip. If you cannot attend, maybe you will send an email asking the other parents in the class to be a chaperone or driver.
If you currently work FULL-TIME and have access to a computer and/or printer, you too can be a homeroom parent!