Burroughs Classroom Champions Program

Championing the Connection of ALL Families

This NEW program aims to bring together Burroughs kids and families through inclusive, low-barrier and FUN out-of-school events.

It provides an informal parent-to-parent information resource that helps keep all families in the know and included in the world of Burroughs.

 

Be a Class Champ!

Grades K – 2nd

-1 – 2 parents per class

Grades 3rd – 5th

-2 – 5 parents per grade

 

  • Low pressure, low time commitment, high reward volunteer opportunity

  • Serve as a point person among families for the class/grade

  • Choose pre-planned event ideas, or come up with your own, 2 – 3 per year

  • Reach out to fellow parents periodically to build community & answer questions (unknown answers provided!)

  • This is not a “room parent” or party planning role for in-school events

  • Champs will need to go through a short training prior to starting

    • Monday 10/22/18, 7 – 8 p.m.  OR*                    

    • Sunday 11/04/18, 4 – 5 p.m.

 

What is the Classroom Champion Program?

As part of Families for Equity and Justice, the Class Champs program mission is to support equity and justice at Burroughs by engaging all families through inclusive classroom and grade-level events. The program hopes to coordinate free, low-barrier, and most of all FUN out-of-school activities that bring together kids and families. It also provides an informal parent-to-parent information resource that helps keep all families informed and included in life at Burroughs.

How does the program work?

Class Champs will coordinate 2-3 free, simple, extracurricular events per year for either the classroom (K-2) or grade (3-5). They will also provide families their contact info for questions regarding life at Burroughs, and will make an extra effort to be a warm and engaging presence at activities - a guaranteed friendly face.

What is the program NOT?

Class Champs are not room parents, party planners, or classroom volunteers. They aim to add as little extra work for teachers as possible, asking teachers to forward 3-4 emails per year to families and distribute 2-3 fliers per year.

How do I sign up?

If you’d like to be a Champ for your child’s classroom, sign up here.

For more information, please email burroughsclassroomchampions@gmail.com.

What else should I know?

Champs will need to go through a short training prior to starting. Group trainings will take place Monday, 10/22/18, from 7-8 p.m. and Sunday, 11/4/18, from 4-5 p.m. (only one training needs to be attended). If you can’t attend one of the trainings, please reach out to schedule a training phone call.

Sample Introductory Email to Class

Hello! My name is Kelsey, and I am the Class Champ for Ms. Teacher’s class!

Over the year, you will be hearing from me about a few free, family-friendly, fun events for families in our class to get to know one another better. I very much hope you can attend!

I am also here as a person to answer any questions you might have about life at Burroughs. Whether it’s a question about how the Fall Auction works, or what Read-A-Thon is, or how to load your kid’s hot lunch account...or anything else about extracurricular life at Burroughs...I am here to help you learn the ropes!

If you’d like to contact me, please make sure to reply to me directly, rather than through our teacher. I hope to be part of helping this be a fun and rewarding year for you and your kid(s)!