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Kindergarten Guidelines

We recognize that special celebrations create wonderful social times and memories for our students.  We ask that as room parents plan the games or activities and treats, they go over every aspect of the party with the classroom teacher at least a week in advance of the party.  So that all classes enjoy similar events, please follow these guidelines:


Specific Parties:

 

PreK Guidelines

We recognize that special celebrations create wonderful social times and memories for our students. We ask that as room parents plan the games or activities and treats, they go over every aspect of the party with the classroom teacher at least a week in advance of the party. So that all classes enjoy similar events, please follow these guidelines:

Connections Classroom:

There will be three parties throughout the year (Halloween, Winter, and End of Year). The Connections program teacher will reach out for volunteers/donations closer to each event 
 

AM / PM PreK Parties:

 

Planning Procedures

It is recommended that room parents follow these steps in planning for all classroom parties:

  1. Liaison will meet with the teacher to plan what they would like for the party.  Liaison will meet with their fellow room parents and plan the party.  Then they will submit the party outline to the teacher for approval.
    • Classroom teachers are directly responsible, per the district, for all party arrangements – just as the teachers have direct liability and responsibility for all school-related functions. As such, a cooperative working agreement regarding party arrangements for the year must be maintained and developed early in the year between the classroom teacher and the room parents.
  2. Check for food allergies in your classroom. This is very important...we do have children at Barnsdale who are seriously allergic to certain foods.
  3. Please consult with your teacher with regard to how many parent volunteers are allowed at each party.
  4. Insure that all parents are aware that, due to safety concerns, pre-school children are not allowed to attend the classroom parties.
  5. Don’t forget to have someone take pictures. (Forward copies to the yearbook coordinators).

Room Parent Liaison

One parent volunteer in each classroom is designated as the room parent liaison. Responsibilities include:

*Keep in mind...These tasks can also be shared with other members of your room parent team.

Room Parent Tips

--Communicate with the classroom teacher regarding the foods & activities he/she prefers at class parties.

--Be thoughtful by notifying room parents of other classes if you are planning something very special, to avoid possible hurt feelings.

--Reserve any special party space you'll need through the school office well in advance of your party.

--Try to contact all parents who fill out a party/field trip volunteer form no more than once for donations of time or supplies.  If you like, send your classroom a Classroom Party Volunteer form to get an indication of who would be willing to donate time or supplies for your party.

--Remember, they are in Kindergarten and enjoy talking with their friends so don’t stress about making elaborate activities and crafts.

Party Outline

Room Parent Liaisons will meet with their fellow room parents and plan all parties.  Then they will submit a party outline to the teacher for approval.

Click here for a Party Outline