The Waring School Parents' Group

The Waring School Parents' Group exists to support and enhance the overall student and parent environment. They are committed to fostering a strong sense of community through the cultivation of friendships, the promotion of school unity, and the sharing of cultural learning.

 
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Stephanie Patrick, co-chair email
Kelly Knowles, co-chair email

Membership
Every parent or guardian of a Waring student is a member of the Parents' Group. At the beginning of the school year, each family automatically makes a $25.00 contribution. These dues help pay for a variety of Parents' Group activities throughout the year.

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, and to learn more about the nuts and bolts 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, published in Le Mois, 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. 
 

Volunteering

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Parents' Group or helping out at school, please contact Kelly or Stephanie. 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! To sign up to volunteer for an event, please click one of the links below and follow the instructions.
 
Admission Liaisons
Support the Director of Admissions throughout the year by helping with Open Schools (October 20th, October 31st and November 12th), Admission Coffees (Wednesday mornings at 9am) and other admissions related events projects.
Sign up HERE

Campus Beautification Volunteers
Assist the Facilities Department in beautifying the campus, including planting and maintaining garden beds around campus and helping with other specific projects. Seasonal work may be done collaboratively or independently. 
Sign up HERE

Hospitality
Provide refreshments and/or flowers for events, such as Parent Group Coffees, Tea with Head of School and Curriculum Nights and/or assist with set-up/clean-up.
Sign up HERE

Philanthropy Support
Provide support to a variety of projects within the Advancement Office on an "as needed" basis, such as mailings and Waring Fund events.
Sign up HERE

Waring Wares Liaison
Work with the Advancement Office and fellow volunteers to help promote Waring Wares. Set up and sell Waring Wares to the school community at certain events during the year, such as Convocation, holiday concert, and Angers potluck, among others.
Sign up HERE

Auction Committee
Join the Auction Committee and be a part of a dynamic, exciting team of folks who throw the biggest fundraising event for Waring. This year's auction will take place on April 27, 2019.
Sign up HERE

Great Gathering Support
This community-building social initiative began at Waring in 2014 and has grown stronger and more enjoyable every year. Great Gatherings events are hosted by members of the Waring community and are held throughout the school year. If you like parties and are fairly organized, helping to coordinate the Great Gatherings is the place for you!
Sign up HERE

 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 coordinate the event assigned to their child's grade level. The Class Representatives and events for each grade level are listed below:

NEW FAMILIES
Christine Trowbridge

ADMISSIONS
Gillian Cornfield

WARING WARES
Patricia Dwyer

CORE
Sophia Lyons
Lauren Marano
 

Grandparents and Special Friends Day–October 19 

GROUP 1
Marietta DeAngelo
Nicole Glass
 

Faculty Appreciation - June 20 

GROUP 2
Leaf Gurr
Kerrie Cruickshank
Gretchen Putnam

Angers Potlucks - TBD

GROUP 3
Karin Martin
Bronwyn Keefe
Peter Palumbo
 

Commencement - May 24 

GROUP 4
Wendy Panchy 

Convocation - September 22 

GROUP 5
Mary Boyd
Nicole Hupin-Otis
 

Senior Commencement Activities