The Parent Group at Randolph School is a wonderful way to meet other families and discuss topics of interest related to your children and Randolph School. Get involved in fundraising and help organize social and educational events, too!
Parents join together to form our Parent Group, which is led by co-chairs and meets on the first Thursday of every month. Its mission is threefold. The Parent Group:
- Provides support for our community (both current families and members of the broader community) by organizing speakers, workshops, documentary film series, and book clubs on a wide variety of relevant topics. Past Randolph Talks have included: Gender and Early Childhood, What is Progressive Education?, Parenting in Today's World. They also created a Resource Manual (available as a PDF) for families to share resources from within and beyond the Randolph community.
- Sponsors social events for families to come together and create stronger bonds outside of the regular school day, including a back-to-school barbecue and holiday crafts-making day.
- Helps to raise funds for various programs and equipment through the school. Each year, they hold events and create Randolph "brand" merchandise. They have held an auction that generated enough funds to send a teacher to Italy to study at Reggio Emilia. They have raised money for a weather station and new science equipment for the Upstairs program. They initiated and sponsored the renovation of our kitchen. They have organized an annual community-wide MapleFest in order to raise money for green building renovations.
Each group in the school also has at least one parent representative who attend the monthly meetings and voice needs of children and parents, support the teacher (e.g. organize drivers on field trips), and, if desired, organize activities outside of school for the children and families in the group. Additionally, three parent-teacher committees focus on specific initiatives: building and grounds, annual MapleFest, and social/educational events.
And, of course, parents are always welcome to set up a time to visit during the school day in order to share a recipe, story or skill with all our children.
To get involved, please contact us.