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Classroom Website/Communication

1. Classroom Website/Communication

The very first assignment for all room parents is to meet with your fellow room parents and teacher. Assemble a class roster and to put together a class website, i.e. Shutterfly. For the class contact information, see your teacher, who, hopefully has collected it by that time, asked the office for a list or if all else fails, collect on back to school night. Designate one RP for communication.

Please stress that this information is for class use only and is circulated only to families of children in your classroom.

The following is an example teacher meeting agenda:

  • Birthday
  • Shutterfly
  • Door decoration
  • Scholastic reader
  • Divide RP duties(treasurer, communication, yearbook/pics)
  • Birthdays
  • Pictures
  • Field trips
  • Help in classroom/cleaning
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas/Program?
  • Gala art?
  • End of year events/dates?

Please send a welcome letter to the class from the room parents.

The following is an example introductory letter to your class:

Dear Room __ Families,

Hello!  I hope everyone's school year is off to a great start!  I want to introduce your Room Parents for this year.   __________ (_______’s Mom), _________ (_____'s Mom) and myself ________________ (________'s Mom).

We look forward to getting to know you and your children and helping to make this first year of school fun and as easy to navigate as possible! You can help us by doing a few things...please keep a look out for our emails that will come with the subject line above.  Occasionally if there is something time sensitive "URGENT" will be added. Please read these emails thoroughly as there will be detailed info for you with needs and updates in your child's classroom or with info from other school committees or the school in general. Paying careful attention to these emails will ensure your child will not to be left out of anything going on at school.  Also, the Carpenter website is a great source of info - http://www.carpentercharter.org.

We will use email as our main source of communication and we will use Shutterfly for classroom volunteer sign up for class events. Mrs. _______ also uses Shutterfly to communicate to the parents.

In order to help our classroom function throughout the year and allow our kids to participate in fun field trips, the Gala Art Project, get a yearbook, etc., we are requesting a voluntary donation of $100.00 per child to cover the cost of the items listed below.  You can donate via venmo or paypal at the following addresses: We ansi take credit cards, If you need to write a check that is fine and you can leave with Mrs. ______. No cash please.

Budget Breakdown per child:
Field Trips - $25
Carpenter Gala Ticket – Teacher & Guest/aide - $16
Carpenter Gala Art Project - $5
Yearbook - $25 (fifth grade misc expense)
Teacher/aide Holiday Gift - $12
Teacher/aide Year End Gift - $12
Misc. Expense - $5