When I saw "the sisters" on Tuesday someone asked if they had parent volunteers in the classroom. They said no, because they don't want parents to think that they cannot do their job. They compared it to a doctor: A doctor is a professional with a degree, and you would not go into your doctor's office and do his/her job. What do you guys think about this? Personally, I do not like having parent volunteers in the classroom (I didn't last year). They plan and run classroom parties, and sometimes help with laminating/cutting and other "busy work." I am considering having mystery readers this year, though, because I do feel it is important for children to see that their parents care about school.