Co-Op Member Responsibilities

Besides playing an active part in the life of the school, parents also contribute their time in order to maintain and operate the school.  The list below explains these responsibilities:

  • • Volunteer/Co-op in Your Student’s Class: Each family must have a parent/guardian or caregiver assist the teacher
    in your student’s classroom on a rotational basis. You can expect to co-op 1 or 2 times per month in the Pandas class,
    and 2 times per month in the Monkeys and Tigers classes. Each co-oping adult must complete medical paperwork and
    be fingerprinted in accordance with State of Maryland requirements prior to the start of school.
    • Bring Snack for a Two-Week Period: Each family signs up in advance to bring a healthy snack for their child’s class
    for a two-week period. The teacher will provide a list of suggested snacks.
    • School Job: Each family is responsible for holding one school job, which vary in time commitment. Some of the jobs
    include serving as an officer on the Board, ordering and picking up supplies, assisting with fundraising, producing the
    newsletter, and serving as a class representative. School job descriptions and an opportunity to identify your
    preferred school job will be available in May 2021.
    • Housekeeping: One adult from each family is required to participate in two Saturday morning school cleanings per
    year.
    • Meetings: A parent/guardian or caregiver is required to attend all school general meetings. There are generally 2 general meeting per year, one  on the Wednesday before school begins and one on the 3rd Monday in May.