Room Parents

An Easy Way to Get Involved at Cambridgeport: Be a ROOM PARENT!

What is a Room Parent? They

  • help the teacher find parent volunteers for classroom field trips or projects.
  • when necessary, help organize classroom events such as potlucks.
  • help disseminate information from the principal or CPTO to classroom parents.
  • 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.

Anything else I need to know?
On the second Wednesday of each month @ 8:30 a.m., Room Parents meet in the parent room next to Shirley’s office to discuss the needs of their children’s teachers and the needs of the school. They brainstorm ideas and share what works. However, it’s not necessary to attend monthly meetings to be a Room Parent. The complete minutes to every meeting are distributed to each Room Parent in the school.

How do I become a Room Parent?
Ideally, at the beginning of each new school year, we need at least two Room Parents per classroom. If you’re interested, contact Shirley Harvey at or 617-349-6587 x111.

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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