In order to be a class captain/parent, you must be a current paid member of the Bloomingdale PTA for the year you are volunteering for. There are 4 class parents total- 1 Class captain and 3 Class parents. They are picked in September/October via a lottery system. Currently, we are using wheelofnames.com. Board members are allowed to sign up for class captain and class parent- there is no penalty for them to do this.
If there is no class captain for the class, the first person selected will be the class captain by default. If this is an issue, please contact the VP immediately. The class parents will be picked in order from 1-4. That is the order that should be used for class parties as needed. Example: Parents 1 and 2 would attend the Halloween party and parents 3 and 4 would attend the Holiday party. This can also be changed depending on the parent's availability to attend. Each parent should attend at least 2 parties.
The VP will send the class captain 2 letters to distribute to the class. The first letter will introduce themselves and to see who can help donate things like snacks, games, etc for the parties. The 2nd letter will be for class money donations. In the past, the PTA was in charge of this and would divide the money among each class. This will now fall on the class captains of each class. The class money you received is to be used for the 5 class parties (Valentine's party is a drop off event only but still counted).
The class captains in each grade will be given each other's contact information to help keep the parties similar and to help with ideas for games and activities. The class captains will work with the teacher for anything related to the class parties and will share that information with the class parents along with parent information for the volunteer items.
There are 4 class parties to attend in person. The Halloween, Holiday, Spring and End of the year party. The valentine’s party is drop off only (meaning drop of snacks, drinks, games, etc) There are also field trips that the class parents are allowed to go on. That information will come from the teacher to the class captain and they will let you know.
Finally, the VP will send 2 more letters for the class captain to distribute to the class. The first one is for the holiday gift money for the teacher (sent in November) and the other letter is for year-end gift for the teacher (sent in May) The Class captain will collect the money and work with the other class parents on a gift from the class.
Class captains should be comfortable with leadership and communication in this role. You will need to communicate with the teacher on class party details and the VP. You will also need to communicate and work with your selected class parents. Class parents (captains) should be comfortable with dedicating time, money and being a team player in these roles. We appreciate all you do and welcome all who want to help make the class parties fun and exciting!