Home Community Parent Association
Every family is a member of Park Day School’s parent association. This community arm of the school is led by volunteers who oversee more than a dozen active committees and affinity groups. The parent association gathers monthly at Stewardship Group Meetings, which are open to all. Attending is a great way to meet other parents and connect with the school community.
Our association does everything from planning the Back to School Picnic in September, to creating a joyful and robust series of teacher appreciation events, to planning speakers for an engaging parent education series. Our parent association also takes lead in helping the school reach a 100% family participation Annual Fund fundraising goal.
The mission of the Park Parent organization, the Parent Stewardship Group is to cultivate a strong and productive parent community that is diverse, equitable and fun. The Stewardship Group facilitates communication between parents, committees, and the school, coordinates opportunities for parent participation, supports the school’s mission, philosophy and key initiatives, and offers enriching social, intellectual and educational programming.
The Diversity and Justice Alliance (DJA) welcomes all adults at Park Day School who are interested in advancing social justice. The group meets monthly, and meetings are open to all.
The DJA promotes an inclusive and equitable school culture by embracing a diversity of experiences, thought and expression and by fostering understanding between people of various personal and political identities.
The DJA creates opportunities at Park Day to encourage education and dialogue about issues of equity. The DJA collaborates to counteract bias, challenge oppression, and inspire growth in ourselves, the school, and our children, laying the groundwork for a vibrant and just future.
The “Green Team” is made up of parents, teachers and students. We act as a catalyst for projects that can enhance and support the sustainable operations of the school, support teachers in including green topics in their curriculum, provide opportunities for students to get active on campus and out in the community, and encourage positive behavior change in our staff, students and families.
Park Day School is committed to equity and advocacy for children who are gender expansive (transgender, gender-nonconforming, non-binary) and their families. The Gender Justice Alliance is a collaborative working group of parents and staff furthering the development of Park Day’s exemplary gender inclusive policies and culture. We aim to create a supportive safe environment for gender expansive students and families, normalize gender diversity, and contribute to an inclusive school culture that celebrates diversity and promotes empathy, respect, and the pursuit of social justice.
A parent-led group with the primary mission of supporting families with children who have learning differences. This includes children who require support in order to succeed, those who require challenge beyond the classroom curriculum, and those whose learning profiles don’t fit neatly into the regular school day. The Learning Support Alliance (LSA) works in close collaboration with the school administration, teachers and learning specialists on staff to develop best practices and responsive academic structure for children and families. The advocacy of the LSA informs school programs and builds awareness and understanding for the entire Park Day community of the challenges facing children with Learning Differences.
The FWCOC welcomes families who self-identify as having children of Color. We meet monthly to build community, support one another, and encourage parents to pursue leadership roles at Park Day.
Some of our activities include regularly scheduled potluck gatherings in someone’s home/park, excursions to local attractions, ice cream socials, and mixers where the parent community takes time to check in with each other and spend time together.