Parental involvement is a strong predictor of children’s success, and Pasadena Waldorf offers parents a variety of meaningful opportunities to make a real difference in their child’s education, including volunteering to help with class activities and performances, going on field trips, and assisting with school-wide festivals and fund raising events such as the annual Elves’ Faire.
Many parents also serve the school through collaborative work on our Parent Council, on various committees, or on our Board of Trustees. Gifts of time and talent are just as important as financial support! Each year, thousands of volunteer hours are logged by PWS parents, without which this school would not be the extraordinary place that it is. Many volunteers report that they have experienced deep opportunities for growth, as well as an increased sense of community, through their involvement with this wonderful school.
The opportunities are abundant and often allow volunteers to express themselves creatively.
Our families come from many cultural, religious, and occupational backgrounds, but each family is here because it is drawn to and supports our mission. While we highly value the many ways parents enhance the community, the most important contribution parents make to their children’s education is at home. All parents are asked to make their home a place that reflects the values of Waldorf Education and offers children a sense of continuity and coherence between school and home.
As representatives of the parent body, the Parent Council’s mission is to build community, facilitate communication, and support parent education. The goal of the Parent Council is to ensure that all parents are co-creators of the healthy life and spirit of the Pasadena Waldorf School community.