Room Parents Needed! FAQ edition….

How much time is needed to be a Room Parent?  
A: Less than 1 hour most weeks
 
Can working parents be Room Parents?
A: Sure.  Any parent who can organize via e-mail, facebook, or even paper lists can be a Room Parent.
 
Does the Room Parent have to be available certain hours?
A: No.  It can be helpful if one Room Parent can be available for the Fall Fair (Sat 10/21 4-7pm), but the Room Parent job is to organize class parent volunteers and projects.  Some Room Parents very successfully organize, everything from home.
 
Can new parents to the Merriam volunteer?
A: Sure.  The Room Parent Coordinator sends e-mails with hints about events and even templates for common e-mails that many Room Parents might want to send.  There is no need to be a “veteran” Merriam parent to volunteer.
 
Who do I contact with questions or to volunteer?
A:  Leah Abraham (Room Parent Coordinator)  leahabraham@gmail.com
 
Here is the list of still open slots:
 
Grade Teacher
Room Parents Needed
K – Full Karen Sonner 1
Grade 1 Kristin Indge 1
Grade 1 Fran Strohm 2
Grade 2 Lauren Bova 1
Grade 3 Colm McDermott 1
Grade 3 Melissa Reinhardt 1
Grade 4 Kaitlin Nealon 1
Grade 4 Jasmin Washington 1
Grade 5 Vanessa Mann 2
Grade 5 Tom Sidley 1
Grade 6 Lucia Salamone-Lister 2
Grade 6 Martha Sheridan 1

Rewards include:

• Meeting the other parents of your child’s
classmates
• Helping to make parent involvement in the classroom an effective tool for the
teachers.

Being a Room Parent is a great way to be active in the
Merriam Community even if your time is limited!