|Raine Fox ~ June 2nd|
CRAM PTSA ~ Room Representative
Room representatives are parents and guardians who serve as a liaison or contact person for that classroom. They are encouraged to be members of the local PTA, but they do not serve on the executive board.
• Work effectively with the classroom teacher(s).
• Help build friendly relations among parents from that classroom or grade level.
• Encourage a “team effort” to foster communications and cooperation between home and school.
• Interpret and promote the work of PTA within the school and the community.
• Your enthusiasm will demonstrate to parents and teachers that PTA involvement creates excitement and a sense of accomplishment for everyone.
• Work closely with the room representative coordinator or other PTSA board members.
• Make an appointment to meet with the classroom teacher(s) to become acquainted and to offer assistance, if needed, with classroom projects, field trips, celebrations, etc.
• Personal contact is vital in helping parents become involved and in making them feel welcome.
• Encourage members to participate in and help with school and PTA activities: parent orientation meetings, library functions, school volunteers, and other PTA programs and projects.
• This file contains parents’ names, addresses, telephone numbers and other pertinent information for PTA use only. Information must be kept strictly confidential.
• Encouraged to assist with PTSA membership enrollment and any other PTSA events and meetings.
• Meet with the room representative coordinator to learn the work plan for room representatives.
• Understand the unit’s goals and plans for the year.
• Become familiar with the purposes of the PTA.
• Understand the school district policies regarding TB testing, fingerprinting, food service, classroom visits, classroom interruptions, transportation of students, etc.
• Reinforce the objectives of the classroom teacher(s), assisting in activities as requested and promoting a positive attitude for projects.
• Participate in PTA, not just as a voice on the telephone or an e-mail sender, but as a member who
values the work of the organization on behalf of children and youth.
• Share ideas and suggestions for improving interpersonal relations and team building.
INFORMATION THAT IS PROVIDED:
– PTSA Board Contact List
– Room representative coordinator highlighted
– School principal
– School secretary
– Classroom students and parents
– Other room representatives
A list of classroom teachers (room number and grade level).
A current calendar of PTA and school activities.
A copy of any school/school district policies regarding parent involvement and participation in school activities.
- This is a new year with a new Teacher. Each teacher may do things differently. Check with your child’s teacher first on all decisions.
- RUSD and the staff determine the number of parties the class may have.
- A smile and a thank you goes a long way.
GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM RUSD:
- Will work with students at the direction and under the direction of a credentialed teacher.
- Will sign in when they come on campus and sign out when they leave.
- Will wear identification at all times while on campus (sticker in office).
- Will be given access to staff/office restrooms. Do not use student restrooms.
- Will not be alone with students during lunch or recess.
- Will understand situations may arise that are confidential in nature involving students and will remain confidential.
- Questions or concerns should be discussed with the teacher or principal in private.
- All Volunteers need evidence of a current TB test on file in the front office.