A parent of each child who is registered at Beehive is required to work at the school every two weeks. Workday assignments are made by semester and distributed at the beginning of each semester. Monthly calendars are distributed at the end of the preceding month and posted on the foyer bulletin board.
If a parent is unable to be at Beehive on a scheduled workday, that parent must switch workdays with another parent or pay another parent to work as a substitute. A parent who agrees to work in the place of another parent is paid $35 directly by the assigned parent. Beehive policy requires that each parent work at least every other assigned work day. In the event of a sudden illness or emergency, assigned parents are expected to find someone to work in their place.
If a parent is unable to find a substitute, that parent must notify the Director or a Beehive teacher. Any parent who misses her/his workday without arranging for someone to take his/her place and notifying the school will be fined $75.
The first parent listed each day on the monthly calendar is designated to bring healthful snacks for the class. A list of healthful snack suggestions is included in the Handbook. Napkins and cups are provided by Beehive.
A parent of each child who is registered at Beehive is required to set up for two themes per year or serve as the Shopper, Book Order chairman, Librarian, or other job designated by the Director. Board members are required to set up only one theme per year.
Theme set-up involves planning, setting up, and taking down one art project, one cooking project, and the science or dramatic play props which relate to the theme.
A parent of each child who is registered at Beehive is required to complete 15 hours of parent education. Hours may be obtained by reading books or articles, attending meetings or workshops, or watching presentations dealing with parenting or child development.