Parent participation and engagement is integral to the well being of our School, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in all aspects of building a community around our students.
The Parents Association serves acts as the primary facilitator for parent participation and is led by parent co-chairs representing each section of the School. Within each grade, there are a minimum of two parents who formally serve in the role of “class representative” with staggered two-year terms; however, all parents are included in the PA and are invited to participate in monthly meetings. The Parents Association organizes activities both as fundraisers and as community-builders, with a spirit of inclusiveness and fun.
The co-chairs meet monthly with senior administration to discuss the upcoming PA meeting, School events and activities, as well as areas of question or concern arising anywhere in the School. This open and honest exchange of information creates a mood of collaboration and cooperation, which permeates the larger parent community. The Faculty Chair, School Administrator, and other senior leaders attend the monthly PA meeting to update parents on School activities, provide information regarding School policy, and to solicit parent feedback on important questions. The meetings often include a “guest speaker” sharing some aspect of the School which may be unfamiliar to the majority of parents, such as the High School Guidance Counselor or the Director of Communications, which creates a broader experience for parents, beyond their own child’s classroom.