If you are interested in volunteering as a room parent for your child's class, please check the table below and fill out the Room Parent Sign Up Form if your child's teacher still needs a room parent. Questions? Please read our FAQ.
|Teacher||Room Parent Needed?|
|Beth Shepard||Yes -- Sign Up|
If no more volunteers are needed for your teacher and you would still like to volunteer, please contact us at VPCommunications@cornellpta.org.
Q: What exactly does a Room Parent Do?
A: Room Parents are the “point people” in communication between the PTA and teachers to students’ caretakers. Some of the main duties include: soliciting volunteers for PTA events, arranging holiday/appreciation gifts for teachers twice a year, compiling class lists, sending out classroom needs, and reminding families about upcoming events.
Q: I don’t have very much extra time. What is the time commitment?
A: When polled, past Room Parents reported that they spent more time brushing their teeth each month than performing their Room Parent duties. The average time commitment is approximately 1 hour each month but can be more if you desire additional engagement.
Q: Once I sign up to be a Room Parent what happens next?
A: Once you commit, you will have the support of the Cornell PTA. All Room Parents will be part of an email list where the PTA will send you easy-to-forward communications. Teachers will communicate directly with you to guide you through their needs. If you have any questions we are always available to help.
Q: This sounds enticing but I’m still on the fence. Do you have any convincing testimonials that might change my mind?
“Being a room parent isn’t just a volunteer job, it’s a way of life.**” – Derrick Wu, co-President of the Cornell PTA (**Disclaimer: Derrick was never officially a room parent)
“Room parent today, PTA president tomorrow. That’s how it worked for me.” – Natasha Khokhar, co-President of the Cornell PTA
Last updated: 10/20/20 9:04AM
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