Scenes from the Week: 5/8–5/12
8th grade students shared research presentations on Thursday and Friday on the Heartwood Annex stage. These presentations are a...
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.
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
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
Grounds clean-up and gardening
The Gentle Roots Pantry
Co-ordinated faculty and staff gift-giving
Hospitality efforts during Back to School Nights, Open Houses, and special events
The PA also runs two Facebook Groups:
WSP Parents Group
WSP Clothing/Gear Sale/Exchange
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.
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.
PA reps only
Planning for the 2022–23 school year
Welcome / 2021–22 school year kick-off
Finance update with Bob Roberson
PA reps only
2023–24 Co-chair nominations
Kick-off second half of the school year
End of year gratitude planning
Introduction of new co-chair
End of year reflection
*subject to change as needed