A Typical Semester
The following list includes events that take place throughout the semester that are in addition to a typically structured day.
- Orientation Orientation is held prior to the start of each semester and every member is required to attend. Orientation is an opportunity to meet all the members of the semester, learn more about what your role for I to I will be and answer any questions you may have.
- General Planning Meetings We have two member meetings each semester. Members are required to attend only one of these meetings, but are strongly encouraged to attend both, since major decisions, such as the distribution of program funds, are made at this time. This is also an opportunity to get to know parents from other days and discuss concerns with identifying member parents.
- Moms' Nights Out
Members will be given advance notice when important issues will be voted on at a general meeting. The majority vote of members in attendance at, or prior to, the meeting decides the matter. If a member parent cannot attend the meeting, they need only reply to the president in advance of the meeting with their vote.
- Brunch Each class holds brunch twice a semester in lieu of their discussion time. The brunch is an opportunity for adult members to discover new recipes and discuss how the semester is going, in a fun and informal way. During each brunch, the Day Coordinators review new business and address members' class-related concerns.
- Fire Station/Police Visit Each semester, the local fire or police station visits I to I. This is not only a fun time for the group, but also an opportunity for our children to see our civil servants in a non-threatening situation, to learn simple safety techniques and hopefully diminish any major fears.
- Field Trips
- Work Party A work party is held at the beginning and end of each semester and all members are required to attend. At the beginning of the semester, returning members set up the classrooms for orientation. At the end of the semester, the work party cleans and organizes the toys for the next semester, throws out old or broken toys, determines what needs to be replaced and develops a wish list. At the end of the spring semester, all toys and supplies need to be stored in the upstairs closet so that the classrooms can be used by other organizations over the summer. The work party is a chance for a fresh start to every semester, as well as an opportunity to meet members from other days and have fun with each other.