The Waring School Parents' Group

Fostering a Strong Sense of Community

 

Enhancing the Student and Parent Experience

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.

 
Leadership
Kelly Shea Knowles, co-chair, email
Virginie Clarey, 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. 
 
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.
 

Volunteering

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Parents' Group or helping out at school, please contact Kelly or Virginie. 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, please visit the Parent Group Sign-Ups Sheet and use the tabs at the bottom of the sheet to navigate to the volunteer opportunities listed below.
 
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

 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
Nina Gadmer

WARING WARES
Patricia Dwyer

CORE

Sophia Lyons
Lauren Marano

Coordinators of Grandparents & Special Friends Day on October 25

GROUP 1
Charlene Patey
Kerry & Peter Pound

Coordinators of Faculty Appreciation Luncheon on June 18

GROUP 2
Marietta DeAngelo
Karin Martin

Coordinators of Angers Potlucks (Dates TBD)

GROUP 3
Denise Clinton
Amy Morrison 

Coordinator of Commencement on May 22

GROUP 4
Julie Corcoran
John Knowles

Coordinator of Convocation on September 21

GROUP 5
Christina Holz
Laura Madison
Tricia Tham

Coordinators of Senior Commencement Activities