Guidelines for Classroom Parent Assistants

Why Do We Need Classroom Assistants?

Classroom Parent Assistants are an essential part of the Enrichment Program for preK 4 and Kindergarten classes. In this role, you are responsible for bringing the children safely to and from their classes and supporting the instructors as needed. If you can't make it to your commitment for any reason, you must contact the Onsite Program Coordinator and arrange for a substitute. The more notice you give, the better. If you can arrange your own sub and inform us of who this will be, even better. In case of emergency, please email enrichment@ps37pta.org as soon as possible to let someone know you won't be there.

Below represents the clear commitment you are making to help us safely facilitate the Enrichment Program:

I understand that if I sign up to be a classroom parent assistant, I will attend all class sessions for the selected class or find a sub and inform the Onsite Program Coordinator. I acknowledge that I will receive a $100 stipend upon program completion of all sessions and will abide to the honor system in committing as a parent assistant. A pro-rated payment will be considered for attending more than half of the session if the circumstances warrant the payment.

Training

Training will be provided the first week of classes. Plan to arrive at the school Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. for 15-minute orientation training. If there are any schedule conflicts, contact the onsite coordinator to discuss any alternative times to discuss.

Directions for Classroom Parent Assistants are outlined below:

3:00 p.m. Classroom Parent Assistants:

  1. Sign in at the security desk by 2:45 p.m. and pick up the folder for your class. Inside the folder will be a student class list, roll call/dismissal sheet, CASPER class list and volunteer guidelines. Once you pick up the folder, head to the auditorium.
  2. Once the children arrive around 2:45 p.m., the parent assistant should do roll call. In most circumstances, the vendor instructor will meet you in the auditorium.
  3. Around 2:55 p.m. escort the children to the Enrichment classroom. Class locations are noted on the schedule.
  4. Stay with the children in the classroom and take children to/from the bathroom as needed. Separate boy and girl bathrooms are located near the classrooms. Also assist the instructors as needed.
  5. Vendors are responsible to inform parents of disruptive children. If there are any issues, please inform enrichment@ps37pta.org and the Onsite Program Coordinator.
  6. Once class is dismissed around 4:00 p.m., take CASPER children back to the CASPER classrooms. Non-CASPER children are taken to the auditorium where they wait for their parents. You must wait with the children until they are picked up. Please ensure parents or authorized persons pick up/sign out their child. It is acceptable to call parents who are later than 5-8 minutes. Please let us know if anyone is regularly late.
  7. After all of the children have been picked up, return the folder to the security desk.


4:00 pm Classroom Parent Assistants:

  1. Sign in at the security desk by 3:50 p.m. and pick up the folder for your class. Inside the folder will be a student class list, roll call/dismissal sheet, CASPER class list, and volunteer guidelines.
  2. Pick up CASPER students and bring them to their Enrichment classroom.
  3. Non-CASPER students will be dropped off in the auditorium by their parents. Pick up the children from the Auditorium and escort them to the Enrichment classroom.
  4. By 4:00 p.m., the Enrichment instructor should be ready.
  5. Stay with the children in the classroom and take children to/from bathroom as needed. Separate boy and girl bathrooms are located near the classrooms. Also assist the instructors as needed. Vendors are responsible to inform parents of disruptive children. If there are any issues, please inform enrichment@ps37pta.org and the Onsite Program Coordinator.
  6. Once class is dismissed around 5:00 p.m., take CASPER children back to their CASPER classroom. Non-CASPER children are taken to the auditorium where they wait for the parents. You must wait with the children until they are picked up. Please ensure parents or authorized persons pick up/sign out their child. It is acceptable to call parents who are later than 5-8 minutes. Please let us know if anyone is regularly late.
  7. After all of the children have been picked up, return the folder to the security desk.