The Waring School Parents' Group

Fostering a Strong Sense of Community


Enhancing the Student and Parent Experience

The Waring School Parent’s Group serves as a voice for the parent/guardian community of Waring School. It serves to enhance the overall student and parent experience by being a resource for communication and information in collaboration with the school. The group manages sub-groups and activities that engage families to create a strong, unified, inclusive school community.

Parent Group Structure and Events
Calli Towne, co-chair, email
Jonathan Grabowski, co-chair, email
Every parent or guardian of a Waring student is a automatically a member of the Parents' Group.  

Parents' Group Coffees and Teas
Parents' Group hosts coffees and teas throughout the year. These events provide a time and place for parents to meet and discuss topics relevant to their children’s lives, experiences with the school, or other aspects of being a Waring parent. Look for the dates on the school's Main Calendar. Details and updates will also be posted on the website and listed in the Waring Weekly email updates.

Parent Education Speaker Series
The Waring community periodically welcomes speakers to Waring. They will present on relevant topics determined by the Waring parents, faculty and administration. 
Great Gatherings
Great Gatherings are special events hosted by folks from the Waring community. They are an excellent chance to have fun, meet new people, build community, and try new things–all while supporting Waring. Click here to learn more.


If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Parents' Group or helping out at school, please contact the Parent Group Co-Chairs listed above. Waring School relies on the generous efforts of many people and volunteering is just one way to help out! Whether it is once a week, once a month, or even just a couple of times a year, it is all hugely appreciated! 
Help with Tutorial Service Project/Service Days
Waring faculty, staff, and parents partner regularly to support service learning and volunteer opportunities on campus during tutorial Fridays. These activities help connect our students to serving communities around and beyond Waring. partner organizations include My Brother's Table, Beverly Bootstraps, Lifebridge in Salem, and many more. In addition, Waring has sporadic "service days" during the year. Parents are sometimes welcome to participate in these service days by helping support activities. 
Host an Activity for Your Group
Interested in bringing your child's group together after school? Consider hosting a game night, a movie night at school with snacks, a hike or another fun activity for them! These opportunities help build bonds and friendships outside of the normal school day.
Fundraise for Your Group's Trip
While the cost of group trips is built into the cost of tuition, fundraising to offset activities such as special dinners and other activities is helpful. Please contact the faculty or staff leading the trip and parent group leads prior to initiating fundraising to make sure that our collective fundraising activities are as coordinated as possible. 
Speak at All School Meeting (ASM)
Interested in sharing your knowledge about your work, a local organization that serves communities in need, or another topic that you feel would be appropriate and of interest to 6th-12th graders? ASM is an excellent opportunities for this. Connect with Sarah Carlson-Lier to discuss the possibility of speaking at ASM. 
Host a Great Gathering Fund/Friend Raiser
Great Gatherings are fundraising events hosted by people from the Waring Community which foster connection over shared interests. Click on this link to learn more!
Affinity Group Activities 
Work with the DEIJA staff to host events that promote affinity groups and learning across the campus.

Community Service and Learning 
Work with various faculty and staff to coordinate any needed volunteers to work with students on community service projects. Also coordinate speakers (2 x / year?) for community learning which may be in person or virtual.

Fund and Friend Raising Liaison 
Work with various Advancement department staff to support large and small fundraising and friendraising events on campus such as parent coffees, Tea with Faculty, Great Gatherings, etc.

Campus Beautification 

Work with various campus staff and student clubs to coordinate parent volunteers for larger campus fall and spring clean-up, planting, painting and other projects. Network within the community for campus improvement support such as landscaping or painting projects.

 Important Parent Information

For helpful information for new and returning families: CLICK HERE. (School hours, summer reading details, Core supplies, calculator policy, and more.)

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Class Reps & Events

Class Representatives serve as liaisons between the parents in their child's class and the school, help enhance the parent experience at Waring, and provide support for the event assigned to their child's grade level. The 2022-2023 Class Representatives and events for each grade level are listed below:


CORE: Meghan Fennell & Brian Tinger

GROUP 1: Asma Syed & Mariah Tinger

Faculty Appreciation Lunch (June)

GROUP 2: Amy Morrison, Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, & Ali Fields

Nantes family events, including Potluck

GROUP 3: Suzanne Strahl-Cooper & Kristin Cook

Baccalaureate & Commencement support

GROUP 4: Tamsin Aspinall & Amy Holland-Crafton

Convocation support

GROUP 5: Christine Mastrangelo & Jonathan Bennett Bonilla

Commencement support & Senior Week Activities