Calling for Room Representatives
Mon, Aug 24 9:39am

Hello HR families,

My name is Maria Santacruz. This year I am the room representative VP for Hugo Reid. I would like to share several things about myself and this coming up year.

Many of you may know me by now, I have volunteered alongside many amazing parents for the last six years as a room rep at HR. I have two boys, Matteo in 5th grade and Lucas in 3rd grade. In the last 6 years, I have learned from all the parents and have grown as a room rep. However, this year will be different but it will be an amazing year!

We would like to have two room representatives for each class. But before deciding, I would like to share the role you would be participating in if you would like to volunteer.

Key Role 

Room Representatives work with teachers and parents/guardians, as a parent contact, to build stronger family-school partnerships for a classroom or grade level.

Encourages easy, two-way communication between teacher and parents on what’s happening in the classroom to support student success.

Collaborates with the teacher to identify how parents can assist with classroom activities via social distancing.

Getting Started

Preparation – Talk to the Room Representative VP to see what is working with the teacher and parents. Room Rep will hold a Zoom Info session to answer any questions.

How To’s

Contacts – Since we are eliminating the print directory, we are relying primarily on Konstella.  It is important that all parents join Konstella and add their student’s specific classroom as a means to stay in touch.

Holidays – Traditionally, the room rep would coordinate the class holiday party and Valentine’s party. While it is unlikely that we will have a holiday party, we are holding out hopes for a Valentine’s party.  

Teacher Gifts – The room rep traditionally collects money from the class for the teacher’s holiday gift, teacher appreciation week gift, and end of year gift (June). We will continue this tradition via electronic payments. More details to follow.

Welcome – Develop and implement a plan to introduce yourself, welcome parents in home languages and provide a general overview which will be provided to you.

Connect – Communicate with parents using multiple pathways – emails, phone calls, and text messaging – to keep families in the loop on upcoming class or grade level activities (pending) and to grow family-school partnerships for student success.

If you're interested, please fill out this form: https://bit.ly/HRroomrep

This is merely a sign of interest and no commitment is required when you fill it out. Please contact me at maria_lsanchez@yahoo.com with any questions.

Best wishes for this coming year!

Maria S.