Frederiksen Family Parent Faculty Club Volunteers
Fred is a fun school that plans a lot of fun events that our kids and families all look forward to. There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer your time and/or talent.  Take a look at our Events page to get an idea of all the fun we have.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers who continue to make each event a success because without you, these events would not be possible.  

For more information about any of our events, or to volunteer, please contact us at
board@fredpfc.com and be sure to include the following in the subject line: Volunteer Opportunity
Event Lead Volunteer:  
Our Event Lead Volunteer people are the backbone of our Events.  Without a Lead Volunteer, an event simply won't happen.  They are responsible for organizing and planning the event they are interested in.  “How To” Information is provided as well as support from previous event chairs and PFC Board Members.

If you are interested in possibly becoming an Event Lead Volunteer, but are curious to see what is required before you take that step, please feel free to email a PFC Board Member, or the board@fredpfc.com general email address, or visit our Event Lead Volunteer Page to view the Event worksheet.  

Room Parent 

Interested in becoming a Room Parent? WE NEED YOU!

A room parent’s help and support is invaluable to our teachers, the PFC and, of course, to our children.

Room Parent Duties and Responsibilities:

There are two main areas of responsibility of a room parent, as follows: 

I. Serve as a liaison between your classroom and the PFC. 

You will be the primary contact between your classroom and the PFC for all activities sponsored by the PFC, which means that you will be in charge of: 

 Ensuring your classroom parents are informed of all upcoming events. The PFC and school sends out quite a bit of communications regarding events, however there are still parents who are not always aware. Making sure to send event dates/times within each classroom helps.

• Encouraging parents to sign up for PFC Facebook page.  The PFC has a Facebook page which we use to share information about events, gather volunteers, and share other parent information.
Go to Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FredPFC/

• Attend PFC general meetings. These meetings last one hour, and are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in the library (childcare is provided if you need it). Note that this is a NEW REQUIREMENT this year, but one we feel is critical to strengthening our school community at large. 

    • Topics for the general meeting generally include community speakers,              event planning and/or topical speakers, such as the middle school
       principal, anti-bullying strategies, or Internet-safety. 

    • As room parent, your role would be to encourage parents to attend these         meetings as well and to communicate meeting information back to your           classroom parents after the meeting

• Helping with Volunteer Recruiting. The PFC has planned many fun and new events this year which can only happen with parent volunteers. We therefore ask that room parents each help by finding at least 1 volunteer for each event. 

• Set up a classroom website (e.g., Shutterfly). This is not required, but we have found this to be a GREAT way to reach parents in a fast and easy way. It also allows for a central place for communication, photo sharing, and volunteer sign ups. Make sure you coordinate with your Teacher on obtaining permission from each parent to be on the site.  

II. Assist your Teacher in the coordination of various events during the school year 

Every teacher does things differently and likely has their own preferences for how to coordinate room parent responsibilities with their activities, so please speak with them to determine how best to help. 

• Classroom Parties: There are four classroom parties a year: Halloween, Winter, Valentine’s Day, and End of Year. Teachers typically have a classroom part either at the beginning of the day, or at the end, and require donations/sign ups from parents for food and help during the event. 

    • Budget: Each classroom will receive a budget for room parents to                   spend on parties. The money can be used to offset donations parents may       bring in. You simply submit your receipts to the PFC for
      reimbursement.  - View/Print Reimbursement Form

• Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Appreciation is in the spring and is filled with daily school-wide activities. For example, ‘Monday - bring a flower for your teacher’, or ‘Tuesday - write a thank you note to your teacher’. Your role will be to communicate with your classroom parents what each day is. 

• Other activities: Your teacher may ask you to help out with other activities that they may be planning (e.g., field trips, class help). We will also have a ‘spirit week’ this year and your involvement in that will be helpful as well for grade-specific activities (e.g., classroom door decoration). 

    • Remember your Teacher or a PFC Representative must always              approve any correspondence you send home to the families in              your class. 

Other Resources:

Please visit here for additional resources to learn more about the role of a Room Parent including: 

•  Setting up a Shutterfly site - please communicate with your Teacher in 
    regards to Shutterfly.

•  Sample classroom party flyers
    Halloween Party Sign-up Sheet - View/Print Halloween Sheet
    Holiday Party Sign-up Sheet  View/Print Holiday Sheet
    Valentines Party Sign-up Sheet View/Print Valentine Sheet
    End of Year Party Sign-up Sheet View/Print End of Year Sheet

•  Teacher gift protocols and tips
    Sample Parent Letter (used to communicate and garner interest to     participate in a group gift for Teacher) - View/Print Sample Parent Letter
    Tips for requesting donations for classroom parties (used to
    communicate and garner interest to participate in group gift for Teacher)  - 
    View/Print Classroom Party Tips

• ‘Getting to know you’ sheet for your Teacher to understand what they like     and who they are (helpful for class gifts to the teacher, if desired) -     View/Print Getting to Know Your Teacher Sheet












NOTE:
Communication is key.  In regards to group gifts, please state in your correspondence to other parents that participation is optional, since many families prefer to give an individual gift.  

If you have any questions about being a room parent, feel free to contact anyone on the PFC Board, or ask your teacher and we will gladly help you!

Frederiksen PFC
This year, not only will our volunteers win by knowing they are helping out at school, but the PFC will be thanking our PFC event volunteers a bit differently.  Each time you
volunteer for a PFC event, there will be a sign in sheet at the event.  For every hour you volunteer you will receive one entry into our monthly drawing.  Prize is a custom t-shirt and a gift card to a local establishment (like Target).
Volunteer to WIN!
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