Parent Society

Continuing the circle of education

All currently enrolled parents/guardians are members of the Austin Waldorf School Parent Society. Meetings are held several times per year, and all parents are encouraged to attend these meetings. Please refer to the school calendar for exact dates.

Our Mission

The Parent Society, a parent support and community building organization, serves as the vehicle to full parent involvement in the life of the Austin Waldorf School community. The Parent Society actively supports the work of the Board of Trustees, College of Teachers and Administration on behalf of our children, and contributes to the intellectual, physical and social climate of the school community.

Parent Society Delegate

A Parent Society Delegate is a Parent Society member appointed to represent a specific grade and ensure all information from the Parent Society gatherings are shared with their grade via the appropriate means. Delegates also ensure that information or concerns expressed by parents of their represented grade reach the Parent Society. Delegates work with the Advisory Council of the Parent Society to plan functions and festivals throughout the year. Parent Society hosted events include a Back To School event, the fall and spring Community Meetings, Teacher and Staff appreciation day and the Winter and Spring Fairs. A Parent Society Delegate may or may not be one of the Class Parent Representatives.

Our Vision

We hold in our vision the responsibility to provide leadership important to:

  • Build community
  • Facilitate communication between parents, faculty and administration
  • Provide education and support for parents/guardians
  • Plan school events
  • Fundraising support
  • Support the faculty, board and administration
  • Show appreciation to all who volunteer time and services to the Austin Waldorf School

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Parent participation in volunteer activities is welcomed and vital to a Waldorf school community. Opportunities abound! Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow parents and interact with the faculty and students. It is an essential form of support for faculty, staff, committees, and events. For information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact your class teacher, the Main Office, your Class PS Delegate, or any member of the Parent Society Advisory Council. To match the tasks that match your talent, interest and schedule, please fill out our Volunteer Form.

For more detailed information on the Austin Waldorf School Parent Society, please view our “Austin Waldorf School Parent Society Procedures & Guidelines”.

Parent Society Leadership Council

We look forward to a great year serving this wonderful group of parents and looking for ways to support this incredible school.

With Thanks,

Jeff Roberts, President
Shir Shoham,Vice President
Rene Crosby, Parent Board Representitve/Treasuer
Michelle Lemberger, At Large
Monica Erb, At Large
Suzanne Tejada,  At Large

 

“One of the things we are so grateful for is the opportunity our daughter has had with regards to varsity sports at Waldorf. Basketball has provided her an opportunity to be a leader and the chance to learn from a supportive and committed mentor. The benefits will serve her in a myriad of ways throughout her life that she cannot now imagine.”