Park City Day School's Parent Association, led by President, Diane Kushner, provide leadership and volunteer time in support of the School's mission, programs, faculty and students.
Letter from the President
Welcome to, what I know will be, another fantastic year at Park City Day School. I am pleased to be serving as the new Parent Association President and am looking forward to working with the fantastic group of parents that have volunteered their time to be PA officers and committee heads. For those new to PCDS, all parents are automatically members of the Parent Association and are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings, held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:30am at the Sheldon Richins Building (Kimball Junction Library) in the downstairs conference room.
To welcome the staff back on August 20, we stocked the fridge and pantry with food and snacks to keep them going for the long week of work before school starts. These and many other projects and events are made possible by your continued support of the PA through your attendance and purchases at Book Fairs, the Fall Festival and participation in Pizza Lunch Days.
The Social Events Committee
has planned some fun family events for the year, including the family Back-to-School BBQ, participation in the Park City Miner’s Day Parade, Girls' Night Out, Family Movie Night and others.
Listed below are the PA Committee Heads with a description of their function for the school. The PA can’t survive without the help and talents of our amazing parents, so we encourage you to pick a committee and join the fun. It’s a great way to meet some new friends and support your school at the same time.
Please feel free to contact myself, or any of the PA officers or committee heads, at any time if you have questions or ideas or would like to become involved in one of our great committees. You may also want to add the PA email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your list of contacts so that you will be sure to receive any communications and evites sent from the PA. I look forward to seeing all of you soon,
Parent Association Committees
Room Parent Committee: VANESSA STRICKLAND
The room parents assist their class teachers in planning parties and field trips and enlisting volunteers from their class parents for special events. Room parents will need to commit to attending the monthly PA meetings and sending email communications from the PA on to their class parents, as they are the crucial link in keeping the lines of communication open between parents and the PA and the school. They will be in charge of the class art project for the Spring Auction. Time commitment for a room parent depends on the class and the teachers. Generally, more time is required in the PS-2nd grade classes, due to more parties and field trips in that age group. A great idea is to have 2 or 3 parents work as a team to split the duties. If you want to become more involved in your child’s class and spend some time at school during the day, we would love to have you as a room parent.
Social Events Committee: Joan Baron & Erin Feder
The Social Events Committee is charged with the planning and execution of all special events put on by the PA including, the Back-to-School BBQ, Fall Festival, Girls Night Out, Book Fair events, Family Nights and the Spring Fundraiser Celebration. Time commitment for this committee will be more at the beginning of the year with the planning of the Fall Festival in late September and in early spring with the planning of the Spring Celebration, but will be minimal the rest of the year. If you like to plan and/or give parties or would just like to encourage family participation at the school, this is the committee for you.
Teacher Appreciation Committee:
Ananda Robinson & Leslie Blevins
The Teacher Appreciation Committee organizes special treats for the teachers and staff throughout the school year. They prepare special lunches and dinners for the staff on holidays and teacher conference days and plan special surprises. Time commitment for this committee is limited and generally involves about one day a month. So, if you like to cook or want to help spoil the staff like we all know they deserve, this is the committee for you.
Yearbook Committee: seeking volunteers
The Yearbook Committee will use an on-line website to produce a special keepsake of the school year for all of the students. Time commitment for the yearbook will depend on the type of project the committee decides to pursue. You would be working on your home computer to upload and arrange photos on pages of the yearbook. If you enjoy taking pictures and/or scrapbooking and have some spare time to spend at home on the computer, we could certainly use your help.
Grade Pot-Luck Hosts
During the first couple of months of each school year, we have held pot-luck dinners for each grade and the Middle School at the home of one of the parents from the class. These turned out to be very successful events and were a great way to get to know the fellow parents in your children’s classes. The role of the host is to provide the location and the main course and to send out the invitation. Other parents will bring salads, side dishes, desserts and drinks. It is up to the host as to whether or not to include the kids or have an adult only event. The PA will help to get you started by providing templates of an invitation and sign-up sheets. If you are willing to open up your home and throw a party, please sign-up as a host.