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Class Parent as Community Connector

Class parents are community builders who play a vital role in building a positive, inclusive, warm, nurturing community for all of our Heschel families. The role of the Class Parent is taking on greater and greater importance as our school continues to grow.

Being a class parent is a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with the parents and families of children in your child’s grade. It allows parents to model community involvement to their children and strengthens bonds between home and school. We hope you will consider contributing to the learning experience of your children and their peers by serving as a Class Parent this year.

Each cohort in the school will have a class parent volunteer. Whenever possible, newer parents to the school will be paired up with veteran parents in their grades.


Class Parent Role Description

Class Parents have an important role in the building of strong community bonds. Class Parents fall under the umbrella of Chevra, collaborating with the Chevra Committee, as well as teachers and families in their grade and the Director of Development and Community Engagement to:

  • Help organize a grade / division party for parents (*may be virtual during the 2021-2022 school year);
  • Help families understand the vision and values of the school, including participation, pluralism, inclusivity, ecological stewardship;
  • Help families from diverse Jewish backgrounds appreciate what pluralism and inclusivity mean at Heschel, and support and implement inclusive practices;
  • Help nurture a culture in which life-cycle events are shared and celebrated / commemorated inclusively;
  • Help nurture a culture in which families work with the school in a spirit of collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for children; and
  • Help encourage participation in school community-building events, such as the Welcome Back Breakfast, Havdalah on Ice, Mitzvah Day, and the End of Year Picnic (*may be virtual during the 2021-2022 school year).

Chevra will be hosting a Class Parent Meet and Greet and Orientation meeting once all class parents are established to set us up for a successful year. You will be contacted about the date and time (*may be virtual during the 2021-2022 school year).

If you would like to be a class parent in your child’s grade, please complete the below form. If you have any questions or are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, please contact chevra@torontoheschel.org.