2017-18 Room Parent Responsibilities
Each room must designate 1 person as communications, 1 person as treasurer and then can share the responsibilities for events or have one person take them over.
Donations are collected from classroom families at the beginning of the year to cover costs for teacher gifts and classroom parties/events. This eliminates the need to collect money several times during the school year. All classroom funds collected will be shared equally between all the classes in your grade level.
Suggested Classroom Budget Total: $1,336 (4th/5th total: $1436) Suggested ASK: $65
Schedule of Events:
Conference Week#1 (Sept. 11th-15th): PTA will cover lunches for this week.
Halloween Parade (Oct 31st): Ask your teacher how you may assist him/her for the parade. You may need to make a classroom sign or help get parent volunteers to assist on the field during the parade. No parties allowed. No funds needed
Conference Week#2 (November 6th-9th): It is Pennekamp tradition to treat our teachers to lunch each day during the week. Get a list of favorite lunch spots from your teacher and use class funds to treat them to lunch each day. Budget: $50
Winter Holiday Party (December 21?): Ask your teacher what help he/she needs with the holiday party planning. Most parties are pre-planned and they will let you know what supplies/food needs to be purchased. Use class funds to help with food or supplies. You are responsible for purchasing the class gift which is given during the holiday party. Gift Budget: $250 Party Budget-$75 K-3RD. Party Budget-$125 4th-5th.
Dragon Dash (April 26th): Room parents will assist the Dragon Dash chair in gathering pledge sheets, finding volunteers and obtaining supplies . Budget: Use Misc funds or PTA funds
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th-11th): Something is done each day during the week to show appreciation to our hardworking teachers. We ask that each classroom do the same thing to help with consistency throughout the school. Classroom funds should be used for: 1 bouquet of flowers($25) and a gift($225) at the end of the week. There are also $30 of funds in the budget for lunches that week (Tues-Thurs). Budget: $280 for the week
End of the Year Party (June 14th)-Work with your teacher with purchasing food and supplies for the end of year party. You are responsible for purchasing the classroom gift for your teacher. Gift Budget: $250 Party Budget: $75 K-3RD $125 4TH-5TH
Birthday Gift (varies): Purchase a birthday gift for your teacher from the classroom. Budget: $250
**Scrip is a great way to support Pennekamp for teacher gifts. (Teacher’s scrip preferences include).
**PLEASE NOTE: THE PTA WILL PROVIDE FUNDS UP TO:
$50-k-3 and $75 4-5 These funds must be used by JUNE 1, 2018 and submitted with receipts and expense form to the PTA Treasurer. Check request forms are in workroom mailbox. These funds may be used for lunches, Dragon Dash, or Holiday Party.