The mission of the Parent Association is to support the enrichment of the Waldorf experience for families through education, community-building, fundraising and outreach. The Parent Association Leadership Council works to fill and maintain leadership positions in each of these strategic areas. They collaborate throughout the year to do the following: inspire volunteerism in the parent body; coordinate the flow of information between parents and the school through Room Reps; recruit chairs of parent-led service action groups and committees; and support parent-led efforts of WSOC's Strategic Plan. Key accomplishments over recent years included a community-wide survey to identify potential parent education topics, and the further refinement of parent volunteer opportunities presented in the online registration process.
The Parent Association also oversees a wide array of volunteer responsibilities in which parents and community members supported our school. In September, more than a dozen parents staff our Festival of Children booth in South Coast Plaza as an outreach initiative. Our Welcome Committee host a New Families Orientation in conjunction with the Admissions Director, and provides hospitality for various Admissions events.
Volunteers sell Scrip while others worked in our beautiful school store, Company of Angels, where yummy goodies baked by many families are sold. The Craft Group and crafters in our community make little treasures for the Elves Workshop at Winterfest and beautiful items that become coveted auction or raffle items for our annual Gala.
Our volunteer Gala crew help to successfully raise funds for our school's operating budget. Parent volunteers on our festival committees transform our campus into a winter wonderland for Winterfest and a spring meadow at May Faire. All the while, a tireless crew of photographers and editors capture memories throughout the year to publishe our treasured yearbook.
Parents also hosted our beautiful Teacher/Staff Appreciation event and made delicious meals for College of Teachers' night meetings and special events. And finally, our Room Representatives for each class continued to meet monthly and serve as support for the class teacher and liaisons to the Parent Association.
We offer our deepest appreciation to everyone who has supported or has been an active part of the Parent Association. You have inspired others and served our school in so many ways.