The purpose of Parent Council is to coordinate parent volunteer opportunities for faculty and classroom assistance, community building and parent education, as well as to foster communication among parents and the governing bodies, including the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Administration. Its mission is to actively engage the parent body in the school community through volunteer opportunities, including the following:
- Fostering parent enrichment and support
- Facilitating teacher support
- Engaging in community building and outreach
- Assisting in the fundraising goals of the annual fund
These volunteer opportunities are coordinated by committees, which include
- Community Building
- Food Team
- Green Team
- Makers’ Guild
- Nature and Wellness
Every parent at Urban Prairie Waldorf School is a member of Parent Council and is invited to attend Parent Council meetings and actively participate in the many volunteer opportunities available. Committee chairs and co-chairs coordinate volunteer activities. Class delegates liaise between Parent Council and the classes they represent.
Members of the leadership team, the committee chairs and co-chairs, and class delegates serve for two years. Ideally each position is filled by two people, one senior and one junior, the senior serving as mentor to the junior until the senior rotates off, when the junior becomes senior and the process repeats itself. Realizing this ideal is possible only when many parents participate in Parent Council. Nominations for soon-to-be-open positions are solicited in April with a vote in May. Parent Council maintains an archive of meeting minutes and an archive of the Parent Council newsletter, What’s UP?
Parent Council may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.