Parents Council

    

OUR MISSION

The mission of Parent Council is to facilitate parent involvement and support the teachers in preserving the vision of the school.

ROLE OF THE PARENT COUNCIL

  • Forum for discussion for parents
  • Parent Education at PC meetings
  • Communication channel
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Fundraising
  • Sponsor committees and clubs

STRUCTURE

The PC 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:

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Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars with these important upcoming dates!

NOVEMBER

Lantern Walks, November 11th K – 2nd grades

Mountain Song Community School has a beautiful tradition of Kindergarten through 2nd grades doing evening lantern walks in November. This is a tradition that is meant to remind all of the inner light we have inside us, and how it carries through the dark days and nights of Winter. Teacher of classes K-2 will be communicating directly with families about plans for their Lantern Walk. 


Parent Council Meeting, Thursday, November 14th 8:30 AM – 10 AM

Location: Cafe 225, 225 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Giving Thanks Tree Donations Received, Friday, November 15th

Locate the Giving Thanks Tree by the front office. Take a tag and gift the item on the tag back to the front desk on or before November 15th

Citrus Fundraiser, Deadline Friday, November 15th 

Here is the link to place an order:
https://farmfreshfundraising.rallyup.com/e725cc

 

Festivals Meetings, Thursday, November 14th & November 21st

Contact Cambria at festivals@mountainsongschool.com for times and locations.

Thanksgiving Break – No School; November 25th – 29th

 December
Winter Faire, December 7th 10 AM – 2 PM
There are a lot of volunteer opportunities for this event. Reach out to your class rep for more details or join an upcoming Festivals Meeting.

Please note that the school calendar, found on the school website or CLICK HERE, lists all of the parent council meetings and classroom representative meetings for the year. 


 Volunteer Opportunities

We’re currently looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Help with building our Library– The Library Committee is pleased to announce that we have received a large quantity of books and supplies! We also have library software. We now have a lot of work to do! We need help putting protective covers on books and getting the books entered into our library system. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer or to get more information contact the Library Committee: library@mountainsongschool.com
  • May Faire! May Faire is a fun community event that requires many hands to make the event a success. If you are interested in helping organize May Faire, please contact Cambria Milner (Festivals Chair): festivals@mountainsongschool.com
  • May Faire crafting sessions: Days and times to be announced. A group of parents will gather together to work on craft projects that need to be completed for May Faire. Come join us- help make May Faire a success, expand your crafting skills, and get to know some members of your school community!

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:

  • 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. Festivals Co-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: Kendra Richer-Hoekenga    pcfundraising@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: Veronica Baker pchospitality@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: DeAnna Stonick pcwellness@mountainsongschool.com
  • Library Provides ongoing support for the school library. With the library still in its infancy, the committee’s responsibilities will evolve over time but in the short term may include organizing the library inventory, scanning the books into the system, and hosting a library fundraiser.      Chairs: Laura Rocca & Grian McFadden   library@mountainsongschool.com

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Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars with these important upcoming dates!

NOVEMBER

Lantern Walks, November 11th K – 2nd grades

Mountain Song Community School has a beautiful tradition of Kindergarten through 2nd grades doing evening lantern walks in November. This is a tradition that is meant to remind all of the inner light we have inside us, and how it carries through the dark days and nights of Winter. Teacher of classes K-2 will be communicating directly with families about plans for their Lantern Walk. 


Parent Council Meeting, Thursday, November 14th 8:30 AM – 10 AM

Location: Cafe 225, 225 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Giving Thanks Tree Donations Received, Friday, November 15th

Locate the Giving Thanks Tree by the front office. Take a tag and gift the item on the tag back to the front desk on or before November 15th

Citrus Fundraiser, Deadline Friday, November 15th 

Here is the link to place an order:
https://farmfreshfundraising.rallyup.com/e725cc 

Festivals Meetings, Thursday, November 14th & November 21st

Contact Cambria at festivals@mountainsongschool.com for times and locations.

Thanksgiving Break – No School; November 25th – 29th

 

Please note that the school calendar, found on the school website or CLICK HERE, lists all of the parent council meetings and classroom representative meetings for the year. 


 Volunteer Opportunities

We’re currently looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Help with building our Library– The Library Committee is pleased to announce that we have received a large quantity of books and supplies! We also have library software. We now have a lot of work to do! We need help putting protective covers on books and getting the books entered into our library system. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer or to get more information contact the Library Committee: library@mountainsongschool.com
  • May Faire! May Faire is a fun community event that requires many hands to make the event a success. If you are interested in helping organize May Faire, please contact Cambria Milner (Festivals Chair): festivals@mountainsongschool.com
  • May Faire crafting sessions: Days and times to be announced. A group of parents will gather together to work on craft projects that need to be completed for May Faire. Come join us- help make May Faire a success, expand your crafting skills, and get to know some members of your school community!

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:

  • 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. Festivals Co-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: Kendra Richer-Hoekenga    pcfundraising@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: Veronica Baker pchospitality@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: DeAnna Stonick pcwellness@mountainsongschool.com
  • Library Provides ongoing support for the school library. With the library still in its infancy, the committee’s responsibilities will evolve over time but in the short term may include organizing the library inventory, scanning the books into the system, and hosting a library fundraiser.      Chairs: Laura Rocca & Grian McFadden   library@mountainsongschool.com

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