Parent Council

The mission of the Parent Council is three-fold in its intention:

First, that it bridge communication among the faculty, administration, board and parent body. The Parent Council works with a class teacher as a liaison between Parent Council and the College. In addition, Parent Council meets periodically with the Executive Committee to ensure that parent initiatives are closely aligned with the needs of the school.

Second, that it organize and utilize the gifts and energies of the parent body to enrich the life of the school community. Many of our efforts for the current school year are focused on this mission. The following initiatives have been established, based on our discussions with the Executive Committee and on insights gained from the College and the parent body.

  • Publishing an online monthly newsletter to the school community
  • Establishing a Welcome Committee for families who are new to the school
  • Hosting a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series
  • Organizing Community Outreach Projects, including Food Drives and “Art for the Elderly” Initiative

Parents are invited to join one of these initiatives or come forward with other ideas they feel passionate about to advance our mission.

Third, that it encourage and support strong parent understanding of Waldorf education by inspiring and facilitating learning opportunities.

As Parent Council gains momentum, we hope to invite faculty speakers to Parent Council meetings and other Parent Council-sponsored events to help engage parents, encourage the study of relevant topics and broaden parents’ perspective on Waldorf education. As these areas of interest, questions and concerns are identified and our understanding deepens, parents will be better able to support their children, the class teachers and the school community as a whole.

The Mountain Laurel Waldorf School Parent Council is committed to working in the spirit of warmth, inclusiveness, transparency and support in our school community.