Parents work at least two days and up to four days per month helping the teachers care for the children, lead activities and help with set up and clean up. Each parent is assigned a specific area or activity to supervise. Parents are given an apron in the morning that includes the various tasks and area they are responsible for each day. For example, one parent will be out on the bike yard with a teacher, another will be supervising art in the breezeway, etc.
WPNS holds a Membership Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Arlington Hall at the school. Attendance is mandatory and childcare is available. We have fantastic helpers who watch the children during the meeting…and the children love being in the school after hours. What a special experience!
Parent Education Meetings
WPNS offers a Parent Education Meeting each month on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Parents are expected to attend a minimum of two of these classes per school year. Childcare is available for WPNS families. Examples of some of our past Parent Education Meetings include kindergarten readiness, the importance of sensory integration for early childhood development and conflict resolution. See upcoming and past meetings here. Parent Education Meetings are open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.
Parents participate in two large fundraising events per year, including our SpringFest, held in April or May. We also have smaller, ongoing money makers throughout the year. The money earned from these events goes directly toward improving the school.
Throughout the school year, parents are responsible for fulfilling 25 hours of service to the school through various projects and basic upkeep. Parents are able to fulfill these hours through family jobs, school clean up days and various projects the teachers need help with.
Parents are to provide current health information for their children and emergency information. Working parents are also required to have a current TB test.
Every year, we check each parent’s name in accordance with the Megan’s Law web site to help protect our children against sex offenders.