- Vice President & Jobs Coordinator
- Fundraising Chair
- Membership Chair
- Telephone and Scheduler (Junior & Senior)
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- Art Assistant
- Assistant Treasurer
- Book Coordinator
- Cleanup Coordinator
- Closet & Touch Table Coordinator
- Dramatic Play Coordinators
- Equipment Upkeep/Maintenance
- Event Coordinators
- Fundraising Committee
- General Meeting Coordinators
- Health and Safety Coordinator
- Membership Assistant
- PCPO Representative
- School Photographer
- Sustainability Coordinator
- Teacher Aide
The success of a co-op preschool depends on parental involvement.The five main responsibilities of parents involve tuition, fundraising, parent-helping,preschool "jobs", and general membership meetings.
- Tuition: Parents are expected to pay the monthly tuition, which is due by the first class day of each month. An annual insurance payment is collected in early September that covers insurance premiums for the year. The tuition amounts are determined in April when the budget is planned for the following year. Monthly tuition rates for the 2012-2013 school year are $107 for Juniors and $171 for Seniors.
- Fundraising: Fundraising is a necessary part of parental involvement in the preschool. Our fundraising activities in the past few years have included the sale of Chinook Books in the fall and an auction in the spring. The dollars raised through these activities allow us to keep our tuition rates relatively low.
- Parent-Helping: Each school day two parents help in the classroom. One parent provides a fruit or vegetable snack for all the children, and one provides a carbohydrate or protein snack. The parent-helpers arrive early to help set up the room and then stay after class to clean up. Parent-helping duties are equally shared among the families, which works out to be approximately once every three weeks. Parents will be required to attend a parent-helper training session in early September to become familiar with the routine and location of supplies, etc.
- Preschool Jobs: Each family in the preschool has a job that it performs to keep it running smoothly. Each family is assigned one job, which can include board positions such as secretary and treasurer, as well as non-board positions such as event coordinators. Each member family will be provided a description of its assigned job and notified when the job selection process begins in the spring.
Parents can give input to the board to as to the type of job and amount of responsibility they feel comfortable with. The board will do all it can to accommodate individuals' skills and comfort areas when making job assignments.
For a detailed description of each job, read more.
- General Membership Meetings: General membership meetings are held monthly (except for December and January). The first General meeting in September will be an orientation meeting and both parents need to attend. Thereafter only one parent from each family is required to attend. The meetings are necessary to conduct preschool business and provide parent education.
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