Volunteering as Room Parent

It’s not like me to try and take the lead on anything but this year I’ve somehow got myself involved in my son’s school and became the lead for there ArtCorps program and the room mom for his class. Trying to keep myself busy I guess. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into…who knows maybe this is my calling? Haha ya right. But I think I can do it, if I put my mind to it.

I guess being a room parent means being the liaison between the parents of the class and the teacher for parties, events and other school fundraising opportunities. Give me money please! Haha just kidding… but the parties are just up my alley right? They told us to keep it simple. “THEY DON’T NEED ANYTHING CRAZY…. they are little kids.” heehee OK we’ll see how I do.

Luckily there was another room parent who has done this before and pointed me in the right direction. Thank God for her!

First, we met with the teachers then we wrote up a letter to the parents introducing ourselves and requesting donations for gifts for the teacher throughout the year from all the kids. The task of asking for money seemed daunting but it’s not so bad after all. Parents are more than happy to donate to the class to help in anyway they can. It’s amazing how great everyone is.

So, I put my graphical expertise to work and sent out pretty letters, a return card with parent info and a colorful envelope attached. I wanted to make it fun but professional.  Take a look at my design.

I’ll keep you posted on how things turn out as room parent.  eek!!!! 🙂

Oh DM me if you want my template and letter… However, there are plenty of examples online at Pinterest. Good luck to all the room parents out there! Much respect!

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