SignUp.com is a very flexible and powerful productivity tool and there are many ways to setup your classroom SignUps to get the most parents involved throughout the year. In a class setting, creating separate SignUps for some activities and posting them to a common Class Group Page lets parents quickly self-select what meets their interests and schedules best.
Starting the year by circulating a Volunteer Interest Form is often welcome by parents and helpful to teachers and Room Parents. This special kind of No-date SignUp lets you see where parents want to pitch in so you can then invite them to specific volunteer calendars or event SignUps where they can choose their specific shifts and what to bring.
For example - you could plan individual SignUps for:
- Math & Reading Station Helpers
- Recess Helpers
- Library Volunteers
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Parties & Celebrations
- Weekly Mystery Readers
You may even break out the parties into individual SignUps, too, if you think parents will have a preference in helping at one celebration over another:
- Fall Party
- Winter Party
- Valentine's Party, etc.
These help articles below have quick videos with examples to help you get started:
- How do I set up a Potluck or Party?
- Planning Multiple Day SignUps
- How to Plan Parent-Teacher Conferences
After you plan all your SignUps, setup the Class Group Page. The Group Page has one URL so parents can quickly access all the SignUps and choose where to pitch in from there. Please see: How do I set up a Group Page?
Party Planning Tip: Classroom parties often have very similar needs - craft station helpers, game leaders, story readers, song leaders and parents to bring snacks, drinks and decorations. Once you have figured out what you need parents to do and to bring for one party SignUp , it's super simple to rename it and reset the date so the plans can be re-used from celebration-to-celebration. Please see:
Can I use plans from an existing SignUps to create a new SignUp?