We strongly believe the more involvement parents share in their child’s development, the more rewarding the experience is for all.
- Participate one day a week at the preschool from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Duties include snack kitchen, science room, block room, manipulatives room, art kitchen, dress-up room, and library-science room.
- Serve on one of the preschool committees (see below)
- Attend a monthly operations / parent education meeting
- Help with preschool clean-up during the school year
- Participate in all of the fundraising events
- Make playdough (see recipe at end of this page) and do laundry as required
Co-op Elected Parent Officers
- Vice-President / Membership
- Records / Participation
Co-op Committee Positions
(See Parent Orientation Handbook at top of page for more detailed information.)
- Website Maintenance / Weekly Email Reminders
- Newsletter Editor
- Historian / Memory Book
- Dress-Up Room
- Curriculum Support
- Scholastic Book Club
- Raising a Reader
- Enrichment / Field Trips
- Holiday Craft Fair
- Children’s Concert
- Summer Play Groups / Mom’s Night Out
- Cookie Dough Fundraiser
- Auction Fundraiser
- Garage Sale Fundraiser
- SCRIP Fundraiser
- Grant Writer
- Community Sponsorships
Preschool Playdough Recipe
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
1 tblsp. cream of tartar
2 tblsp. vegetable oil
3 cups water
food coloring (add enough to get desired color)
1 – Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium pot.
2 – Add water, food coloring, and oil.
3 – Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until dough comes away from the side. Don’t worry if the mixture looks like a lumpy mess; it will turn into a smooth dough once kneaded.
4 – When the mixture forms a ball in the center of the pot, turn off stove and let cool a bit. Then take it out of the pot and place on a floured surface. Knead it several times (or use rubber gloves to knead it while still warm).
5 – Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge.
Variations: You can color/scent the playdough with 1 package of unsweetened “Kool-Aid” mix. You can also scent the dough with various extracts, like vanilla, peppermint, or orange. Or add some glitter to the final mixture for some added sparkle.