In an effort to provide various ways for families to stay connected and informed, the PTA has created two new roles: a grade-level social chair and Facebook chair. These two new roles exist to meet larger, grade-level needs while the room parent still serves the needs of an individual class and teacher. It is the PTA’s hope that between these three roles, families will have easy access to school, grade, and classroom information.
Room Parent and other Classroom Volunteer Opportunities:
A room parent serves as a liaison between the school and/or teacher and the class. This person will send along communication regarding upcoming events that could relate to the individual class or to the school as a whole. The primary purpose for this role is to support the classroom teacher and relay communication to classroom families. This person may be called upon to forward information about an upcoming field trip on behalf of the teacher to classroom families; may be called upon to coordinate a birthday gift for the teacher; may be called upon to send out a school-wide signup genius page for an event.
MES is piloting an online parent sign-up for classroom volunteering through SignUps.com, to allow all parents equal access to volunteering opportunities. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
- Click MES Volunteer SignUps to see volunteer opportunities
- Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like.
- Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Grade Level Social Chairs:
The social chairs (two per grade) will help coordinate community-building activities for an entire grade. This person is responsible for scheduling various activities for an entire grade. The social chair may want to set up a standing park playdate for families and children in an entire grade. Ideally, this person will also schedule several adult-only events for parents of an entire grade to meet and socialize. There is no expectation that the social chair host events at home or be solely responsible for making an event happen; this is simply a coordinator role.
Our 2016-17 Grade Level Social Chairs are:
Grade Level Facebook Chairs:
Grade Level Facebook Chairs will approve all new requests to join page, create Event postings for all Events planned by Grade Level Social Chairs (see above), lead and facilitate grassroots level communications among members of the page related to parent and student questions or issues in the grade level about MES in general. Grade Level Facebook Chairs will strive to proactively gather parent input and build community within their grade level.
Our 2016-17 Grade Level Facebook Chairs are: