Parent Community Association
WSL is fortunate to have a dedicated and highly engaged parent body. The Parent Community Association (PCA) is responsible for WSL's high caliber speaker series, Diversity Book Club, Holiday Fair Boutique, Instrument Petting Zoo & Family Concert, and many other wonderful events that support the school. Not to mention it's a dynamic, fun group!
We welcome all interested parents to our meetings, which are held on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the chorus room. (No meetings in September and December.) If you can't make a meeting but would like to learn more, please email us at email@example.com. Or leave us a message at: 781-863-1062, x 565.
Getting involved with the PCA is a great way to get to know the broader school, beyond the walls of a particular classroom. Our monthly meetings are lively and engaging as we work on initiatives to benefit students, faculty and staff, and parents of the Waldorf School of Lexington. Some of these initiatives include:
Diversity Book Club, a monthly book club that welcomes all WSL parents, faculty, staff, and alumni parents who are interested in reading a wide range of literature as an entry point to generating open and thoughtful dialogue that extends and supports conversations around diversity, equity, inclusion, bias, and other topics that are important to our school community. Click here to learn more about the book club, join our online discussion group, and view our 2018-2019 meeting dates.
Waldorf Dads Group, an inclusive and welcoming bunch of dads who host a number of fun activities, including monthly Friday night gatherings at local taverns and special events (such as the International Potluck and Family Camping Trip), with the intent to build and strengthen our community.
Waldorf Rock Jam, a fun jam session and band comprised of Waldorf parents who like to hang out and play music together. Any advanced beginner (and up) is welcome to join and play with other members of the community during our bi-weekly sessions.
Welcome Reception for parents of students newly accepted to our school
International Potluck highlighting the cultural diversity of our community
Family Camping Trip, held in early June each year at Harold Parker State Forest. Sign-up is publicized in the Bulletin.
Family Dance and Potluck, highlighting the joy of gathering in dance and dining with our diverse community.
Waldorf Boutique at the Holiday Fair—a large-scale rummage sale of gently-used clothing and toys. Proceeds support the PCA Lecture Series and the school's operating budget.
PCA Lending Library, located on the ground floor outside Homespun, and chock full of interesting reading on child growth and development, parenting and family life, health, and other topics. Borrowing is free; simply ask at Homespun for a key and a library card.
Crafts in the Café, where parents gather to learn new crafting skills, share expertise, or just meet new people in a fun setting. Watch for notices in the Bulletin with dates and projects.
Rudolf’s Diner (Waldorf Café), many visiting schools remark on how fortunate we are to have a running kitchen and a café area. Over the years our lunch program has been tapped as a model for some other schools. Come join other parent volunteers and keep the fires burning at our delightful school hearth! An hour or two once a week is all it takes! (2 free lunch tickets per-hour) Please contact our school Chef, Geneva Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Skills and Interests Survey, conducted annually in the fall to help match parent skills and interests to the school's needs.