I think that depends on the school..in my case (I'm a room mom for my DD's 1st grade and was also a room mom for Preschool and asst. mom for K)
We plan parties, arrange the details of field trips, arrange and compile class baskets for the 2 yearly auction fundraisers, send out e-mails to the other parents with notifications (school picture day, special classes etc).
I'm in either phone or e-mail contact with the teacher bi-weekly if not every day.
We also act as class liaison with the PTO.
oh...in preschool, we also arranged special visitors - like a guitar player and a dentist to come in.
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