Skip to main content

Parent Job Information

How Parents Support The Classroom

Washington Open’s program was created with the knowledge that the Open classroom
is dependent on parent participation from every enrolled student’s family. We have
created a culture that is beneficial to your whole family. Your child will benefit from an
enriched education. The adults benefit from the supportive community that our
program has established, parenting education, and team building skills. With your time
and effort, we all can benefit from the Washington Open culture.
After 40 years of bringing parents into the classroom, Washington Open has developed
a parent participation program that is the most effective for working with students, and
engaging all parents in the classroom. The following guidelines are what we ask of our
enrolled families.


Families will volunteer 4 hours every week in the classroom. This consistency is
necessary to establish connections between students and adults working in the
classroom, and for the teacher to be able to plan for the day. If there is a day you are
unable to make your workday due to illness or family emergency, we request that you
find a substitute, and communicate with your teacher and class coordinator as soon as
possible. You will also send a message to your class and see if anyone is available to
switch workdays with you for the week.

To make sure all students and our teachers are supported throughout the year, each
family is asked to take on a classroom job. Each job is necessary for running our
program and maintaining the classroom for the year.

Listed below are just some of the jobs that you will do for the classroom. However
each teacher will have other jobs unique to their grade and learning environment.

  • Class Coordinator
  • Field Trip Coordinator
  • Insurance Coordinator
  • Class Treasurer
  • Parent Board Rep
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Computer Lab Coordinator
  • Event/Social Coordinator
  • Auction Rep
  • SCRIP Rep
  • Wednesday Envelope Coordinator
  • Yard Duty
  • Art Assistant
  • Photographer

Class Coordinators

Ceramic Coordinators

Field Trip Coordinators

Insurance Coordinators

Website Coordinators