The Power of Our Parent Community

This weekend will be our first Maui Wowi food truck event, generously hosted by the WES Parents Association. No matter the weather, the PA never fails to come up with fun ideas and events that bring us together. 

It is wonderful how our parents partner with us in so many ways to enrich our school and community life. Our Parents Association is at the nexus of much of this work and has three areas of focus:

Parent Education: The PA helps select and hosts various speakers of interest, most recently Dr. William Stixrud talking about communicating with young people.

Community Building: The PA helps keep us connected to one another and creates opportunities for parents to make new friends. The Moms Club and the Fathers Club meet on a regular basis, and the PA also hosts opportunities such as the Maui Wowi food truck, outdoor yoga, etc, to provide chances for parents to socialize with one another. 

Faculty Appreciation: The PA has been wonderfully generous throughout the years to remind our faculty just how much they are valued, through snack carts, special meals, and more. 

Parents also play a key role in the life of the school through volunteering. Our Book Fair in December was a huge success thanks to the parents who set up and staffed the event, bringing so many wonderful titles to us just in time for holiday presents. 

I would be remiss if I also did not mention the small army of volunteers who are currently working on this year’s Auction Gala, Under the Tuscan Sun. Every year, they transform the gym into a beautiful and exciting venue and create an opportunity for our parent community to gather under one roof to dance, make new friends, and support the life of the school. 

Thank you, parents, for all that you do to create a vibrant school community. I’m deeply grateful for the time and talent you contribute on a regular basis. And I hope you will all join us at this year’s auction on April 9, as we celebrate all that we have accomplished together this year. 

Danny Vogelman
Head of School