FLAME Parent Duties
FLAME is a Co-op (Co-operative). We require parental cooperation in the following two ways if you are choosing to enroll your children in FLAME:
1. Serve in various capacities for FLAME to run smoothly (Please see the attached Parent Committee Assignment PDF document for detailed role descriptions.)
Serving: While the FLAME classes are planned and run by instructors, FLAME is not intended to be a “drop off your kid and go” operation. Please understand that in addition to assigned responsibilities, additional help is often needed on a weekly basis. If you are available any given week to stay on site, please locate a PAC member to assist as needed. Your help would be greatly appreciated! FLAME is actually run by the parents themselves. Parents of FLAME members serve on the Parent Administrative Committee (PAC), some of the instructors have their own children enrolled, and some parents serve behind the scenes in other capacities. In order for FLAME to run successfully, one or both parents of those enrolled in FLAME must participate in various ways. Some positions are weekly, monthly, or less. We take your preferences, family responsibilities, and ages of your children in to consideration when putting committees together, but please understand that you may not be assigned to your preferences. We expect parents to be flexible, supportive, servant-minded, and helpful in any capacity they are assigned to.
2. Engage in fundraising activities to help fund scholarships and keep costs affordable
Fundraising: Each year, FLAME families engage in a variety of fundraising activities to keep tuition costs low, cover administrative expenses, and provide scholarship opportunities. While participation is not mandatory, FLAME’s continued operation depends on the willingness of its families to help out with fundraising. Fundraising contributes approximately 10% of the budget for a given year. If a FLAME family chooses not to participate in fundraising, we highly encourage that family to contribute a monetary donation to aid in FLAME expenses.