A fun — and invaluable! — way to get involved at Cambridgeport and to connect with fellow families is to volunteer to be a ROOM PARENT!

What does a Room Parent do?

  • help the teacher find parent volunteers for classroom field trips or projects
  • send updates from the principal or CPTO to classroom parents
  • send updates about relevant events
  • maintain the classroom phone/email list
  • in the upper grades, coordinate fundraising for graduation activities
  • welcome any new parents to the classroom during the school year
  • organize classroom events such as potlucks, bake sales or playground meetups
  • reach out to parents about classroom needs throughout the school year — mainly supplies and snacks
  • coordinate classroom teacher gifts around the holidays and end of year

Anything else I need to know?
This job can be as big or small as you make it. At the minimum, being a room parent entails one email  a month to connect with other families about classroom needs, events and volunteer opportunities. You serve as another voice for the classroom, another point of contact and provide a great way for families to connect with each other and their student’s class.

How do I become a Room Parent?
Ideally, at the beginning of each new school year, we need at least one Room Parents per classroom — it’s great to have two! If you’re interested, send us an email at officers@cambridgeportpto.org

Being a Room Parent is a terrific way to help our teachers meet their goals and to enrich the classroom experience for our children. Sign up today!

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