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Member Responsibilities

Providence Nursery School is a cooperative program that relies on the involvement of parents to make our school a success. When every family gets involved our school and our children benefit.

Every Providence Family with a student in the 2s, 3s, 3/4s, and 4s class is required to do ALL of the following:

  1. Co-op in the classroom as assigned or find a replacement (not required if you are a Buy Out family).
  2. Perform your assigned family job.
  3. Drive and act as chaperone on 1 or 2 field trips per year (does not apply to the 2’s class).
  4. Participate in a school clean-up day once per school year (or more if you have siblings enrolled in the school).
  5. Volunteer 8 hours of time to the school (regardless of how many children enrolled in PNS) during the school year.
  6. Participate in 2 fundraisers as designated by the Fundraising Chair at the onset of the school year.
  7. Turn in appropriate forms and paperwork and pay security deposit equal to one months tuition by the specified deadline.
  8. One parent must attend Spring Coffee (May), Back to School Night (September), and General Membership Meeting (March). Parents also should receive 4 hours of parent education through meetings, training sessions and attending discussions concerning topics of interest to parents such as positive discipline, communication, etc.

Items 1, 3, 4, and 7 are done for each class in which you have a child enrolled.

Being a “BUY OUT” only gets you out of requirement #1. Requirements #2-8 are still required of all families regardless of “Buy Out” status.

Summary of Member Responsibilities

Class Co-oping** Family Job Driving on Field Trips Volunteer Hours Parent Education Hours School Clean-Ups Attendance at Meetings** Fundraising
CDO N/A* N/A* N/A 2 per year per family N/A* Optional – counts as volunteer hours Spring Coffee (May), Back to School Night (September), General Membership Meeting (March) Optional – counts as volunteer hours
Twos 6 times per year on Tue and Thu Yes N/A 8 per year per family 4 hours per year per family One per child enrolled Spring Coffee (May), Back to School Night (September), General Membership Meeting (March) Participate in at least 1 Fall event and 1 Spring event
Threes 7 times per year on Mon, Wed and Fri Yes 1 to 2 trips per year 8 per year per family 4 hours per year per family One per child enrolled Spring Coffee (May), Back to School Night (September), General Membership Meeting (March) Participate in at least 1 Fall event and 1 Spring event
Three-Fours 6 times per year on Mon for the 4s and on Tue for the 3s Yes 1 to 2 trips per year 8 per year per family 4 hours per year per family One per child enrolled Spring Coffee (May), Back to School Night (September), General Membership Meeting (March) Participate in at least 1 Fall event and 1 Spring event
Fours 6 times per year on Tue and Thu Yes 1 to 2 trips per year per class 8 per year per family 4 hours per year per family One per child enrolled Spring Coffee (May), Back to School Night (September), General Membership Meeting (March) Participate in at least 1 Fall event and 1 Spring event
BUY-OUT COSTS*** Refer to Tuition Invoice You can NOT buy out of the family job requirement You can NOT buy out of driving on field trips Reviewed on a case-by-case basis; contact the President or VP of Admin You can NOT buy out of the parent education hour required by the State of Virginia $40 per required clean-up You can NOT buy out of mandatory meetings Contact the President if your prefer to make a donation

NOTE: This is only a summary; for a complete description of member responsibilities, please refer to your membership forms and the PNS website.

* CDO parents are invited to participate in co-oping (subbing), parent education, and/or a family job. If you are interested, please contact the current VP of Administration.

** All members of Providence Nursery School are invited to attend our monthly Board meetings as well (non-Board members earn volunteer hours by attending).

*** You are only allowed one buy-out per child for co-oping or clean-up. If you buy out of one of these, you can not buy out of volunteer hours or fundraising.