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 the Parent Council and the College. In addition, the 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. The initiatives of the Parent Council are developed based on our discussions with the Executive Committee and insights gained from the College and the parent body, and these initiatives change over time. Parents are invited to join one of our ongoing 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, to encourage the study of relevant topics and to 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.
For more information, and to find out how to get involved, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.