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Structure

The Parent Council is comprised of its Governing Body, Working Committees, and the Community of MSCS families.

Members of the Parent Council include:

  • Any parent, grandparent, caregiver, or extended family of MSCS that wishes to be involved in the Parent Council.
  • The governing body, which is elected by the council (by a majority vote of those present) in the fall of each school year.
  • Governing Body includes:

 Subcommittees:

Committees are formed to address current needs. Members of the council choose the committee/committees they want to work on.

“We believe everyone in the community has a gift to offer.  We encourage participation on whatever level people are able to contribute.  We want to help parents find a place that gives them joy and is sustaining for them.”  -AWSNA site

Current Working Committees:

  • Class Representative Chair – Class rep chair helps coordinate class reps, works with staff to select and support class reps, and generates/ distributes emails to keep class reps informed.

    Chair: Ashley Pfalz

  • Communications – Facilitate and assist with communication within our community to ensure that all families receive pertinent information and volunteer opportunities are shared so needs are fulfilled. A Volunteer Liaison will be elected from within the committee so that the Classroom Reps, Committee Chairs, etc. have a single person that is responsible for relaying volunteer needs to the community at large. The Committee’s functions may include but are not limited to supplying articles for the school newsletter, provide support to the school Volunteer Coordinator and Program Coordinator, and maintaining and updating the Parent Council page of the MSCS website.

    Chair: Denise Mills – pccomm@mountainsongschool.com

  • Festivals – Committee organizes upcoming community festivals such as Winter Faire and May Faire.

    Chairs: Cambria Milner – festivals@mountainsongschool.com

  • Fundraising – Working with the PC Treasurer, the Fundraising Committee plans and executes fundraisers to support the mission of the Parent Council.

    Chair: Position Open – pcfundraising@mountainsongschool.com

  • Health & Wellness – Works to educate and support the community as we live out the Waldorf culture, which includes the media policy, food program, and dress code. This may include providing educational pieces for the PC meetings, sponsoring classes and clubs supporting a healthy lifestyle, etc.

    Chair: Megan Holmes – pcwellness@mountainsongschool.com

  • Hospitality – Creates a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, which may include, but is not limited to, welcoming new families to the community, providing a point of contact for Kindergarten and First Grade families at the beginning of the year, hosting a back to school tea, coordinating refreshments for Staff Meetings and special occasions, and coordinating teacher appreciation week.

    Chair: Megan Holmes – pchospitality@mountainsongschool.com

  • Secretary – Parent counsel secretary attends all parent council monthly meeting. The secretary keeps track of attendance, writes the agenda with the help of the pc chair and takes and publishes minutes.Chair: Jack Pharcyde – pcsecretary@mountainsongschool.com

     

  • Treasurer – Parent council treasurer keeps track of our budget and attends/support fundraising events. The treasurer also will generate and present a monthly budget report.

    Chair: Position Open – pctreasurer@mountainsongschool.com

Volunteer Opportunities

We’re currently looking for volunteers for the following positions:

  • Parent Council Chair – The parent council chair member hosts monthly meetings, helps coordinate the committees, acts as a liaison between staff and parent council, communicates with the board liaison to communicate with the board and generally supports all aspects of parent council as needed.

  • Parent Council Treasurer – Parent council treasurer keeps track of our budget and attends/support fundraising events. The treasurer also will generate and present a monthly budget report.

  • Fundraising Chair – Fundraising chair helps the fundraising committee raise funds through events, campaigns and passive fundraising. The chair holds meetings, generates emails, and communicates with the parent council chair to keep PC up to date. The chair works with its committee to come up with new fundraising ideas while hosting our current efforts. the fundraising committee also works closely with the parent reps to support individual class efforts and the parent council treasurer.

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