Welcome Homeroom Parent!

Thank you so much for volunteering to be a Homeroom Parent in your child’s classroom this year!  This website has been put together for you to reference throughout the year and includes the following items listed below.

  • Events Calendar

  • V-Raptor Instruction Page

  • Volunteer Opprotunities & Information

  • Links / Documents needed for sending to parents

  • News Blog

 

These items listed below can be found on our PTO Website and under Links & Documents on this site if needed throughout the year.

 

 

We are so excited about your participation and want you to know that you play a vital role in our school.  We appreciate you giving your time and talents to this very important job.  We hope this handbook helps clarify your role as a Homeroom Parent.  We also encourage you to attend one General PTO meeting this year.  It’s a great opportunity to see what is going on at the school and give much needed parent feedback.

HRP Quick Reference Pamphlet

Homeroom Parent Responsibilities

  • Communicate with the Teacher

  • Communicate with the class parents –  done through a blind copy email

  • Communicate with the PTO Volunteer Coordinator – passing on SHE Administration and PTO information to parents through email

  • Organization of Classroom Parties and other School Events such as Carnival and Track and Field Day

  • Organize class gifts for Teachers (Birthday, Holiday, and EOY)

  • Organize efforts for Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Take , upload, and submit photos from classroom events/parties for the yearbook (or designate a classroom photographer to help)

  • Be a Positive Role Model by keeping things upbeat and positive at all times

  • Hold on to Class Volunteer Forms for your reference and the teachers needs throughout the year

Homeroom Parent Guidelines

  1. Meet with your teacher as early as possible to get an understanding of what is expected of you and the classroom assistance that will be needed.  You may be meeting with the whole Grade level HRP’s if teachers set it up that way.

  2. Get a contact list from your teacher with parent information such as email address, phone numbers, etc.  Before distributing contact list to parents please get consent from them first.

  3. Make Parent contact through email by sending an introduction letter provided to you by the PTO (which can be tailored to your specific classroom).  This letter will lay out the school year for parents and will also help in the explanation of donations throughout the year.

  4. Home Room Parents are always to make an effort to include all parents who wish to volunteer for the homeroom in all phases of planning for classroom events. 

  5. Follow all regulated policies, guidelines and procedures such as Texas Rules and Guidelines, LTISD Rules and Policies, SHE Rules and Policies, SHE PTO Rules, By-laws, Policies and Guidelines, especially at party times.  Please make a note to all parents about any classroom allergies.

  6. Be a positive role model and be calm at all times.  Should a situation arise and one or two emails at most does not solve the situation, turn situation over to Volunteer Coordinator to be handled with the assistance of Principal Nederveld.

  7. We recognize the fact that many parents who volunteer are able to do so because they stay home with younger children.  If you are in this situation, please talk with your teacher as soon as possible to discuss which activities are appropriate for the “little ones” to attend.

Teacher Birthday Gift                                      $10

Holiday Gift                                                     $10

End of Year Gift                                               $10

Teacher Appreciation                                      $10

Valentine's Party Donation                               $10

Carnival Donation (Class Goal $250)              $10

Collecting of Money Donations

When collecting money, please kindly inform parents that they are welcome to send individual gifts for these occasions if they desire to do so, and that participation as a class is VOLUNTARY…If money is being sent to the school from parents to you please be sure all money is sent in a closed envelope marked “To the Attention of (Your name)…”. Please talk to your teacher on how you would like for her to get the envelopes to you.  Please just keep a reference of who sent money and how much. 

A trackable electronic method is our preferred method of payment, ie Venmo, Paypal, etc

Venmo and Paypal offer Cards that can be used with your account

 

In years past it has been proven that asking for money for the year at the beginning of school is best.  As the year goes on it is harder to collect money when needed.  The following gift cost distribution chart can be used to assist in collecting donations.

 

SHE Popcorn Machine Available upon Request

The use of the machine is free, but the HRP that wants to use it will need to purchase the popcorn.  The cost per bag is $1.50. To make enough for a single class party, they would need to buy and make about 7 bags. So total cost would be $10.50. 

If you would like to use the popcorn machine please contact me or Roxi Tsakas.

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