The parent representatives maintain communications with the teacher who is assigned as the Class Advisor and with the Student Class President to learn about activities and how the PTA can provide support. They let PTA leadership know about ideas or activities that the class may do so that PTA membership is informed, and if appropriate, can support. For example, a class may decide to do a food drive or some other fundraiser, or may need chaperones for an activity — the Class Parent can help get the information out and help recruit volunteers.
The parent representatives also help with any activity for that class overall. There are not many of these activities and they vary with each year. For example, volunteers are needed to help with the 10th grade vision exam. The main activity for the junior Class Parent is to work with Kaplan Testing Service to schedule and promote the practice ACT/SAT session offered each January as a fundraiser for the junior class. Perhaps the freshman Class Parent could help inform freshman families about the study-skills and test-taking sessions offered only to freshman by the counseling department. The senior Class Parent might help inform senior families about the senior class picnic, cap/gown pick-up, etc.
Lastly, the parent representatives assist various members of the administration — such as the assigned assistant principal to the class, Student Activities office, counseling team — with providing information to the parents of that class. That could mean forwarding information to the PTA listserv manager for distribution to that class list or writing up a blurb about something the families of that class should know about.The work for this volunteer position will be sporadic and can be as much or as little as the parents involved would like.