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Wakefield Parents' Association

The goal of the Wakefield Parents' Association (WPA) is to foster a sense of community, fun and fellowship at Wakefield School. Both our existence and our activities are based upon a commitment to support the school to which we entrust the education and development of our children. The WPA's committees coordinate the resources, talents, and efforts of parent volunteers to provide the little "extras" that enrich the lives of our children and their families.

The WPA also serves as an important communication channel and information resource for the parent community. All parents at Wakefield School are members of the WPA. Dues of $50 per family are collected with your tuition billing in July.

WPA MEETING DATES 2016-2017

Future dates to be announced.

All meetings will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Archwood House Boardroom (unless otherwise specified) and conclude at 9:30 a.m.

WPA ACTIVITIES/COMMITTEES

Room/Grade Parenting

Being a Room or Grade Parent is an important gift to our school, our faculty, and our students. Wakefield School needs and wants its parents to be involved in the effort to make their children's experience at their school as interesting, fun, and memorable as possible. Room parents in the Lower School help the teachers run curriculum based events and an occasional class party. In the Middle School and Upper School, we help the school run key events such as the Middle School Closing and Graduation.

Owl-Ke-Teers

Lower School girls in 1st through 5th grades support Wakefield's Upper School Athletics & Performing Arts throughout the school year in this spirit club.

Owl's Outlet

The Owl's Outlet is our on-campus store for branded items, "spirit wear," and other Fighting Owl gifts for the Wakefield community. The Outlet is located on the main level of the Roberts Building. The store also offers staple items such as school ties and patches. The Owl's Outlet is open Monday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. as well as during some of our all-school events.

Used Uniform Store

For many years the WPA has been in charge of collecting gently used uniforms and organizing them in Used Uniform sales for the benefit of all of our parents with rapidly growing children. We have now established the Used Uniform Store as a permanent resource for parents. The Used Uniform Store is located near the Owls' Outlet in the Roberts Building and is open Monday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

Parent Dinner

This dinner is held to welcome new families into our community and give returning families a chance to re-connect at the beginning of the school year. This is a purely social event, so come early and stay late with fellow Wakefield parents.

Spooktacular Halloween Event

Cars are lined up for Trunk-or-Treat at the front of the school and compete for the Best in Decoration. The campus is suitably decorated in spooky splendor. Creepy science experiments and ghastly visions greet the children in the halls of the Roberts Building and movies are shown in the Lower Gym. The Middle School students have their own special activities, designed each year by the Spooktacular Committee. The Upper School students enjoy their traditional Scream on the Green movie screening out on the front lawn after the younger students have all gone home.

Basket Bingo

Join friends and families for a night of free bingo. Parents donate fabulous baskets for all ages that are won during the evening. Ten fun games of bingo are played. Delicious food is offered for sale by our parent partners in the Booster Club.

Donuts with Dads

To give them some special attention each year, Dads are invited to come to school, have coffee and donuts with their children, and interact with other dads and teachers. It is a great morning, not to be missed.

Muffins with Mom

Teacher Appreciation Committee

Parent volunteers arrange surprises for our hard-working faculty and staff throughout the school year and also during Teacher Appreciation Week.

WPA Executive Board 2016 - 2017

Co-Coordinators- Krystal Wilson-Campbell and Lisa Cifferello
Financial Coordinator- Nada Dizayee
Communications Coordinator- Aida Kalley
Lower School Representative- Leslie Kennedy
Lower School Representative- Jenna Sindle
Middle School Representative- Amee Wiggins
Upper School Representative- Jennifer Handford

Committee Chairs and Grade Representatives

6th Grade Representative- Rebecca Schaefer
7th Grade Representative-
8th Grade Representative-
9th Grade Representative-
10th Grade Representative- Wendy Osborn
11th Grade Representative-
12th Grade Representative-
Parent Dinner Chair- Rebecca Scheafer
Spooktacular Chairs- Kate Moffat and Alison Seaborn
Donuts with Dad Chair- Glynnis Dwelly
Basket Bingo Chair- Krystal Wilson-Campbell
Owls' Outlet Chairs- Amber Carey and Jennifer Neff
Owl-ke-Teers Chair- Sabrina Moses, Tara Chhay, Nada Dizayee, and Quyen Vu
Teacher Appreciation Chairs- Laura Bassam, Tara Chhay, and Lisa Cifferello
Used Uniform Store- Karen Conlin
Holiday Bazaar Chair- Wendy Osborn
Muffins with Mom Chair- Alison Seaborn

Again, all parents are members of the WPA and we welcome all parents to help with any of our activities or events at any time. We would LOVE to see as many of you as possible at a WPA meeting. Please come and share your ideas and your energy to make this year the best ever for our children and their teachers!

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