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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- PCA Lectures & Special Events
- Diversity Book Club, with a focus this year on racial identity, institutionalized inequity, and strategies for building a community that is both more inclusive and celebratory of racial and ethnic differences. Learn more about our book list and discussion group.
- Waldorf Dads Group, an all-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.
- Welcome Reception for parents of students newly accepted to our school
- International Potluck highlighting the cultural diversity of our 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.
- Family Camping Trip, held in early June each year at Harold Parker State Forest. Sign-up is publicized in the Bulletin.
- Volunteer Skills and Interests survey, conducted annually in the fall to help match parent skills and interests to the school's needs.