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Parent Association

Our Mission: The Parent Association is dedicated to the healthy growth, development, and well-being of Waldorf School of Pittsburgh through building community, fostering education through the lifespan, and nurturing the spirit in the school’s social life.

Realizing Our Mission

The Parent Association works in partnership with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and administration to further the goals of education and communication within the adult community and to assist those bodies toward the continued success and wellness of the school. 

Parent Association membership is free and welcomes all parents and guardians in the WSP community, at any stage of their child(ren)’s matriculation at the school. 

We work to realize our mission by:

  • welcoming and familiarizing new families 

  • strengthening each classroom community 

  • enabling dialogue between parents, the Board, faculty, and the leadership team

  • supporting volunteerism efforts

  • encouraging parental involvement

  • fostering a deepened connection to Waldorf pedagogy

  • providing hospitality to visitors 

  • facilitating faculty and staff appreciation efforts

  • encouraging the development of relationships between the WSP community and the community-at-large

Parent Association Innitiatives

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The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Parent Association is responsible for a wide variety of events that strengthen our school community: ​

  • Coffee on the Grounds

  • Winter gear exchange

  • Winter Greens fundraiser

  • Hospitality efforts during Back to School Nights, Open Houses, and special events
  • Grounds clean-up
  • Co-ordinated faculty and staff gift-giving

The WSP Community Cupboard

The Parent Association is excited about its newest initiative, The WSP Community Cupboard, that we hope will help to meet the needs of folks in our community. This is a private, mostly virtually-based resource that will allow us to facilitate the exchange of food and household necessities between those who may need a helping hand, and those who have enough to share with others.

Visit WSP Community Cupboard to make a request, donate, or learn more!

Other PA Support

The PA also runs two Facebook Groups: 
WSP Parents Group  
WSP Clothing/Gear Sale/Exchange

Parent Association Leadership

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Parent Association is led by two co-chairs and supported by representatives from each class. Every parent of a WSP student is considered part of the PA.

 

A Parent Association Representative to the Board attends all PA and WSP Board meetings to act as a liaison between the two groups. The PA Board Rep is a voting member of the board.

2021–2022 PA Co-Chairs
  • Mark Staley

  • Jennifer Moore

2021–2022 PA Board Rep
  • TBD

Parent Association Meetings

Parent Association meetings, which are open to all parents, will be announced in the school newsletter and are included in the WSP Calendar. Class Parent Representatives attend all Parent Association meetings and report back to the parents of the class they represent on agenda items, events, and any needs for volunteers.

 

Contact

pa@waldorfpittsburgh.org

2021–2022 PA Dates

Wednesday August 11, 7–9:00pm
  • PA reps only 

  • Format: Zoom*

  • Topic(s):

    • Planning for the 2021–22 school year

 

Saturday, Sept 11, 9–10:30am
  • Open meeting 

  • Format: In-person*

  • Topic(s)

    • Welcome / 2021–22 school year kick-off

    • Annual fund

    • Michaelmas

 

Saturday, Nov 6, 9–10:30am
  • Open meeting 

  • Format: Zoom*

  • Topic(s)

    • Finance update with Bob Roberson

Saturday, Jan 8, 9–10:30am
  • PA reps only 

  • Format: In-person*

  • Topic(s)

    • 2022–23 Co-chair nominations

    • Kick-off second half of the school year

 

Saturday, Feb 5, 9–10:30am

Open meeting

  • Format: Zoom*

  • Topic(s)

    • TBD​

 

Saturday, April 2, 9–10:30am

Open meeting

  • Format: Zoom*

  • Topic(s)

    • End of year gratitude planning 

    • May Fair

    • Introduction of new co-chair

 

Saturday, June 11, 9–10:30am
  • Format: In-person*

  • Topic(s)

    • TBD

*subject to change as needed

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