Journeys School

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Parent Council

In case you hadn’t heard, every Journeys School parent is automatically a member of the Parent Council, so we hope to see you there!

Overview
The goal of the Parent Council is to support Journeys School, build community within the parent body, and promote Journeys School philosophy to a0ract and retain outstanding students, faculty and families. Each year a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Grade Level Representatives are appointed. The parent council members support faculty and school agendas, projects and events as well as assist in showing appreciation to our faculty. Opportunities to engage our parent community include programmatic presentations at every Parent Council meeting, encouragement to participate in classroom and school events, and volunteering opportunities to host parent-led, family events.

We encourage every parent to come to meetings, share your opinions and experiences, help support the mission of the school and get to know the folks in your community!

Parent Council Grade Level Representatives
Each grade level within the school has a Parent Council Representative. They attend monthly meetings held by the Parent Council as well as interim meetings during the month. They will collect classroom volunteer opportunities offered to parents, create sign-up systems and work with faculty to ensure a smooth volunteer program. They also collaborate with parents to create opportunities for Journeys School family gatherings to increase the bonds within our community. At minimum, all grades have one gathering beyond what the individual classes do.

Volunteering
Parent Council works with faculty and staff to coordinate parent volunteering opportunities outside of the classroom such as event support (serving on the Gala committee, chaperoning school dances etc.), teacher breakfasts (once a month for the Journeys School faculty meeting), and assist in fundraising efforts. We encourage all parents to be involved!  Whether you have an hour or several, all levels of volunteering are encouraged & appreciated. Please see below for volunteer sign-up links.

Parent Council Events
Here is a list of some of the events that are organized, and supported by the Parent Council:
Scholastic Book Fair
Journeys School Gala
Winter Celebration Concert & Dinner
Middle & High School Coffee House
Talent Show
Dodgeball Tournament
Teacher Take Home Dinner
Bingo Night
5th/6th Grade Dance
Teacher Breakfasts, Lunches & Coffee (once a month for faculty)
Graduation Ceremony

 

 

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