HRC Sign-Ups are Open!
Consider Volunteering as a Homeroom Parent!
Hello from the NES PTO! We hope you are enjoying the last couple of weeks of summer vacation! Now that HAC is open, the HRC volunteer application is live!
We have compiled information on HRC responsibilities to help you determine if this role is right for you. If you'd like to volunteer, please apply below (or visit the HRC Hub on NESPTO.COM) between 8/20-9/5. Thank you!
HRC Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an HRC?
A: HRC stands for Homeroom Coordinator. Two HRCs per classroom are needed in grades K-6. HRCs are responsible for collecting class dues ($20 per student per k-5th grader and $70 per 6th grader per year, collected at Back to School Night, or through pay pal/credit card (processing fee applies), organizing and running four classroom parties, and creating a raffle basket for Spring Fling.
Q: Do HRCs need their volunteer clearances?
A: Yes. Don't have yours? There's still time! Visit www.nespto.com for links to the required volunteer clearances.
Q: How are HRCs chosen?
A: HRCs are chosen at random (from those who submit registrations) at the beginning of each school year. HRCs are invited to attend all 4 classroom parties (parent attendance at classroom parties is limited to four adults: 2 HRCs and 2 parent volunteers). Note: parents of children with food allergies can submit a request to Mr. King to attend class parties and do not count towards the four volunteer limit.
Q: When does HRC registration begin?
A: Registration is now open and closes on September 5, 2019. If spots are not filled, registration will be extended to fill those empty slots only. See our HRC HUB on our website (nespto.com) for information and to sign up.
Q: Have party menus and restrictions changed since last year?
A: Approved food lists posted on Teachers webpages. Please check your specific teacher’s page, each one is customized for the class.
Q: I work full-time. Is that a stumbling block for becoming an HRC?
A: Absolutely not! Many HRCs are full-time working parents. Dates for all four classroom parties are communicated in advance, enabling parents to make necessary schedule accommodations. Parties are planned by the 2 HRCs plus 2 parent volunteers so the planning is spread across a small group of people.
Q: Do you need to be a creative person to be an HRC?
A: Classroom party-planning is simple and fun. All plans must be approved by your teacher in advance. For class games and activities, Pinterest is a wealth of knowledge. In addition, the PTO will be compiling a repository of games and activities; see the HRC HUB on nespto.com for details.
Q: Is it mandatory that both HRCs attend all four parties?
A: No. If you have a schedule conflict you can recruit an additional parent volunteer to help organize and attend the party in your place.
Q: As an HRC, what happens if I have an issue, question or need help with something? Are there any resources to tap into?
A: Yes! The PTO Board is here to help! Just let us know what you need and we are happy to provide information or assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, an HRC meeting will be held prior to Back to School Night (stay tuned for the date). At this time the role of the HRC will be thoroughly explained and you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the other selected HRCs.
We hope this information is helpful and you will consider volunteering as an HRC in your child's class. Remember, sign-ups are live!
Continue enjoying these lazy days of summer. See you in September!