Parent support is essential to the success of the Waldorf School of Bend, and your participation is expected and embraced. Our community thrives on family involvement. Through our Parent Council (PC), mothers, fathers, and even grandparents are offered many opportunities to share their skills, talents, and love for the community. This all-volunteer, parent-run organization’s mission is to foster the well-being of the school community by facilitating communications among the bodies of the school, inspiring parent participation in school life, and organizing our efforts.
PC activities include community building events and gatherings, parent education, open communication and outreach, faculty and staff support, and fund-raising endeavors. Examples include the annual Artworks mailing, school auction, and Feed the Faculty.
All parents and guardians of children currently enrolled at WSB are automatically considered members of the WSB PC. Each member is welcomed as a valuable contributor to the mission and goals of the council. The success of PC rests on the commitment and contributions of our parent body.
All members have a voice at Parent Council and may vote when making decisions. Parent Council is facilitated by two parent co-chairs who set meeting agendas and calendar, and who act as resources and support to Parent Council members working on ongoing projects.
WSB invites all interested parents to participate in our development as we work to create a structure that supports the needs, interests and concerns of our community.
Meetings will be held bi-weekly at school and all are invited. Check the school calendar for dates.
Each grade has a class representative to Parent Council and their responsibilities are as follows:
- Attend all PC meetings or arrange for a substitute from your class
- Forward meeting minutes to class
- Bring class input to Parent Council
- Be knowledgeable about school policies as defined by the Parent Handbook
- Welcome new families to our community and guide them to the New Parent Guide
- Serve the interests and represent the opinions of the parents in your class
- Participate in community events