Elementary Room Parent Program
The Elementary Room Parent program is sponsored by PTA to help elementary teachers in the classroom by organizing parent volunteers and communicating through an email newsletter.
Questions for feedback about the Elementary Room Parent program?
Email Room Parent Coordinator Julie Rivera at HilburnRoomParent@gmail.com
Room Parents (RPs) are appreciated and vital Hilburn Hawks! Hilburn Academy's Room Parent Program, administered by the PTA, helps our elementary classroom teachers throughout the school year.
Teachers appreciate parent volunteers! Classes may have multiple RPs if the teacher would like. Though each teacher's classroom is different, signing up to be a Room Parent means you are willing to help in three main ways.
Room Parents who sign up to volunteer have three key responsibilities:
1. Room Parent Newsletter: The Room Parent Coordinator emails the Room Parent school news, Hawk Talk highlights and volunteer info. The RP adds an "In Your Classroom" portion before emailing the RP Newsletter to the classroom parents.
2. Learning Experiences: RPs will work with the teacher and other parent volunteers to plan and volunteer for classroom learning experiences. Most classes have three to four learning experiences per year around holidays and end-of-year. (This is subject to guidelines issued by WCPSS and could change throughout the year.) They typically include a craft, an educational activity and a snack.
3. Teacher Appreciation: Room Parents are the point person to organize group gifts for elementary classroom teachers and staff at the winter holidays and end-of-year. Participation in a group gift is optional.