At the Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op, parent jobs are an important part of the day-to-day running of the preschool and keeping tuition low. Each parent is required to have one parent job per child they have enrolled. The parent jobs take the place of having the additional costs associated with tasks such as cleaning the classrooms, social event coordination, or administrative duties.
Classroom Coordinator – Prepares the monthly calendar, schedules the helping parents, contacts parents in their child’s class per the teacher of Vice President’s directions regarding special announcements. Must be available to respond to phone calls/emails during school hours (9am-3pm).
Teacher Assistant: Responsibilities include collating books, making copies, changing hallway displays, helping out with book orders and providing help as needed. Some duties can be completed during school hours (9am-3pm), some can be done at home.
Memory Book Chairperson: Responsible for coordinating the Memory Book Committee. Note: This job oversees the sale and distribution of the memory books, your job will not be complete until the end of June. This job can be done remotely/outside of school hours.
Memory Book Committee: Each parent creates a digital memory book for their child’s class. This job can be done remotely/outside of school hours.
Class Photographer: Works closely with the memory book member for their class, taking pictures to create the memory book. Requires flexibility during school hours and/or coordination with other parents to take important photos as needed.
Social Committee Chairperson: Oversees social events. Event dates include: Fall (Oct – evening and weekend event) and Spring (May – weekend event)
Social Committee: Responsible for organizing Fall social and the year-end picnic. Event dates include: Fall (Oct – evening and weekend event) and Spring (May – weekend event)
Fundraising Committee: Help the selling and distribution of Payback books, Pie Fundraiser, etc. Team members must have flexibility to work shifts during the school day (9am to 3pm) and childcare must be arranged separately for all shifts you are working unless arrangements have been made with the Fundraising Officer. Event dates include: Fall (evening and weekend event) and Spring (daytime and weekend events)
Babysitting Committee Chairperson: Coordinates the babysitting committee. Chairperson and Committee members must have flexibility to work shifts during the evening (5pm to 8pm)
Babysitting Committee: Provide babysitting for board meetings. Chairperson and Committee members must have flexibility to work shifts during the evening (5pm to 8pm)
Bulletin Board Display Team: Updates the hallway bulletin board backgrounds seasonally. Requires availability after 3pm or weekends. Coordinate access to the school through the Vice President.
Classroom Maintenance: Committee members work with the Maintenance Officer to clean the classrooms once per month. Committee members must have flexibility to work shifts during the evening (6pm to 9pm)
Weekly Playground and Pet Care: Maintain the playground and care for the class guinea pig. You must attend class on Mondays to have this job or be willing to come to the school on Monday mornings during your month to clean the playground before first recess.
Janitorial: Committee members work with the Maintenance Officer to clean the high traffic areas once a week. You must attend class on Fridays to have this job or be willing to come to the school on Fridays at 3pm during your scheduled cleaning dates.
Marketing Committee: Responsible for helping the Marketing Officer facilitate the marketing efforts for the preschool. Committee members must be available to staff weekend events/festivals as needed.
We assign jobs on a first-come, first-serve basis when possible. You will complete your parent job preference form online with your registration documents. You will receive your assigned parent job by August 1st via email.
Questions? Please contact Bridgette Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-645-8192.