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Parent Orientation Handbook

We strongly believe the more involvement parents share in their child’s development, the more rewarding the experience is for all.

Parent Responsibilities

  • 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

  • President
  • Vice-President / Membership
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Records / Participation

Co-op Committee Positions
(See Parent Orientation Handbook at top of page for more detailed information.)

  • Hospitality
  • Purchasing
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Publicity
  • Website Maintenance / Weekly Email Reminders
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Historian / Memory Book
  • Dress-Up Room
  • Curriculum Support
  • Librarian
  • 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.