Parent Committees

When you volunteer your time and energy at New Traditions, you help to expand and enrich our students' learning experiences by supporting the work of our dedicated teachers and staff. As a caring adult figure in our students' lives, you are an important member of the school team. Volunteering opportunities exist in every area of school – arts, community events, greening, enrollment, fundraising, communications, teacher appreciation and more. Volunteering is never required, but always welcome.

To join a parent committee, sign up for FreshSchools and then follow the tutorial for joining a committee.


Responsible for school communications. Members maintain the school website, produce and distribute the yearbook, and assist with design and distribution for digital event notices, brochures and t-shirts. Members support the PTA board with producing the Dragon Den newsletter for current families and assist with enrollment, including tours.



Responsible for planning and hosting school-wide events including the Discovery Festival, Field Day, Spring Performance, and supporting community events at the school. This is a wonderful opportunity for your creativity to flourish in support of our school!



Responsible for fundraising efforts including the annual auction and major events such as Dragon Walk, Scholastic Book Fair as well as ongoing donation programs and direct appeals.



Responsible for taking care of physical aspects of the school. 



Plan and host multiple meetings and events designed to support families. Topics may include school values, learning about childhood development, strengthening parenting skills, and maintaining self-care in our hectic lives. Members plan the content of these meetings and recruit speakers 

Room Parents

A room parent’s main task is to facilitate communication between other parents and the teacher, the school parent group, and occasionally school administration. This can vary widely from class to class, teacher to teacher, and sometimes even district to district. For the most part, as a room parent you’ll solicit donations (paper goods, snacks, decorations, etc.) from parents for classroom parties and events (usually based on a list from the teacher), and Teacher Appreciation Week in May, organize volunteers for the classroom for events or enrichment, and other tasks as decided by the teacher. As well, some room parents act as liaisons for their school’s PTO or PTA, attending parent group meetings and, potentially, helping generate support or interest in parent group efforts. (For example, room parents can help the PTO promote an event by reminding their parents of an upcoming program or fundraiser.)

To become a room parent, sign up for FreshSchools and send a message to the PTA.

To become a room parent, sign up for FreshSchools and send a message to the PTA.