Parents of WES Students work together as the Washington Episcopal School Parents Association. The purpose of the organization is to promote, support, and enhance the total school program through periodic meetings and coordinating events and activities. The Parents Association (PA) enables families to meet, work together, and join in fellowship while meeting this goal. All parents, step parents, and/or legal guardians are voting members of the Association. Each spring officers are elected to serve a one-year term.
The 2016-2017 Parents Association Officers
Laura Steuart, President
Keeley Snider, Vice-President
Mia Whang Spiker Johnson, Secretary
John Duncan, Treasurer
Joe Moore, Assistant Treasurer
Many activities are funded through the Parents Association dues and income-producing events such as the sale of school pictures and gift wrap, used uniforms, and Ledo Pizza Night. With these funds, the PA is able to sponsor annual events and programs such as the Skating Party, Faculty Appreciation Luncheon, Founders Day Picnic, Valentines for Grandparents, as well as support various other activities and needs within the WES community.
Room Parents and Assistant Room Parents
Each class in Nursery-Grade 5 has a Room Parent and an Assistant Room Parent. Grades 6, 7, and 8 have three Room Parents per grade. All Room Parents and Assistant Room Parents serve as coordinators for Parents Association meetings, class activities (especially parties and field trips), class communications, and as liaisons for parent participation in other volunteer activities.
The Fathers Committee aims to foster friendships amoung fathers and their children, and deepen the relationship with the community. They coordinate several activities such as the family golf outing and ski trip, and help with major school and other PA events.
Parents Council of Washington
Washington Episcopal School is a member of The Parents Council of Washington (PCW) a non-profit organization established to foster communication within the greater Washington, DC independent school community. This network of independent schools and their parent communities have opportunities to share ideas, best practices, and information through various workshops, lectures, and forums.
Grade Event Support
Washington Episcopal School enjoys a tradition of lively community events throughout the year. Some of these are related to the established school year events, such as graduation, and others reflect a spirit of kinship and recreation. In order to help the functions move smoothly and to share the tasks that arise from them, each grade is responsible for helping to host one of the school-wide events. This may include providing manpower for set-up and clean-up and volunteers during the event and/or supplying food and beverages. The events are coordinated through the Development Office.