A Room Parent Is...

  • A parent or guardian that is responsible for helping coordinate events in the classroom.

  • A liaison between the teacher and the classroom families regarding events and activities.

  • Guaranteed a spot on ONE of the class field trips.

  • Required to be a PTA member.

  • Required to attend the mandatory room parent meeting at the beginning of every school year.

Each year, up to 4 room parents per class are selected to be Room Parents. We try to accommodate each request while also allowing as many parents to participate as possible. This year we are asking interested parents and guardians to use the online form below to request a Room Parent position. A valid e-mail address is required. At that time, you can also renew your PTA membership for the 2019-20 school year.

Things to know:

  • Homeroom assignments should be viewable in RealTime Parent Portal by mid-August.  Once you know your child's homeroom, you can request to be a Room Parent by submitting the online form below. 

  • The online deadline for room parent forms is September 1st, 2019.

  • Selections will be made by September 9, 2019.

  • The mandatory Room Parent meeting will be September 18 at 8pm, immediately following the PTA meeting in the library.

Thank you for supporting the PTA and the Merchantville students. If you have any questions please contact Monica Ruilova at

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