Room Parents

The success of Walnut Acres Elementary School relies largely on the dedication of volunteers in and around the school. Room Parents are key components of that volunteer team. The Room Parent position is the lead contact for your child’s classroom and the main source of communication between the PFC, your teacher, and the parents in your class.

Room Parent Duties

  • Confirm the class roster with parents and send invitations via your Konstella classroom to all parent email addresses

  • On Back-to-School Night, you and/or your teacher will provide a classroom volunteer sign-up sheet(s) for parents to indicate their preference and availability to help out in class. You'll use this information to create a class volunteer schedule within Konstella

  • Create and distribute your classroom's volunteer schedule via Konstella

  • Coordinate classroom parties and events

  • Support class and school events throughout the year by communicating event details and soliciting volunteers when needed

  • Keep class parents informed of activities happening in the classroom in partnership with the teacher

  • Send informational emails from the school to parents on your class roster when needed

For detailed information about being a room parent, please read the Room Parent Guidebook:

Room Parent Guidebook 2020-2021

If you are a room parent, please click below for sample documents and templates:

Room Parent Resource Documents 2020-2021

For more information about Room Parents, contact:

For the safety of our children, ALL school volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and successfully pass a TB test. Please visit MDUSD Website for more information.

    1. You must have completed a TB test that is less than 60 days old or have a TB test less than 4 years old on file with MDUSD. If you require a new or updated TB test, contact your physician or see the MDUSD website for partner labs here). Remember to plan for the 48 hour test reading requirement (you MUST return to the lab within 24 hours for the test reading).

    2. You must have fingerprints on file with MDUSD - please click here for details of how to schedule with MDUSD or for their requirements to use outside fingerprint vendors.

If you are unclear of your fingerprinting or TB status, please check in with Walnut Acres office at 925.939.1333