We are grateful you have chosen CWC Mar Vista. Your family adds richness and impacts our school and our community in a unique and meaningful way. Thank you, in advance for all of the ways that you will contribute to our school in the upcoming year.
What is the Principal’s Council?
The purpose of the council is to involve the parent community in the process of building and growing our school. Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs provide updates from each of the committees, and Principals provide school updates.
Principal’s Council meetings happen once a month, usually on the 3rd of each month. To accommodate all families, times will alternate between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. These are OPEN meetings to all CWC parents. Standard attendance includes: TK-4 and 5th-8th principals, teacher reps, staff rep, and chair/co-chairs of all committees.
Room parents facilitate communication and cohesiveness within classrooms by sending weekly communications, setting up play dates, helping teachers with classroom and volunteer needs and being the bridge between the school, committees, and families.
Contact Kat Jacob and Bill Bahen, current C0-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising is a critical element to the success of our school and the unique program we provide. The Fundraising Team works collaboratively with the Principals, Regional Director of Development and Regional Development Officer to establish annual fundraising goals and create a strategic plan to accomplish these goals. Fundraising efforts focus on three large events – Annual Give, Walk-A-Thon and End of Year Party and Silent Auction – each with a Sub-Committee and Co-Chairs dedicated to its planning and execution.
Contact Laura Cohn at email@example.com
Annual give takes place at the very beginning of the year and continues through Mid-October. Tasks include: outreach, design, communications, Spanish translation, and donation recognition.
Walk-A-Thon: The Walk-A-Thon takes place in February and meetings begin in October. Tasks include: tech support, graphic design, promotion, data entry, and day of help.
End of Year Party and Silent Auction
End of Year Party and Silent Auction: The End of Year Party takes place in late Spring. Meetings will take place from the beginning of the school year. Tasks include; location scout, secretary, decorating, silent auction, raffle, graphic design, PR, Spanish Translation, Room Parent Liaison, securing food and alcohol donations, Entertainment, on site volunteer coordinator.
Volunteers assist in all the functions of running the library, whether it be working with the children on a weekly basis, or on various improvements on an as needed basis. The committee collaborates with the teaching staff to plan and organize weekly class visits to borrow books. In addition, it catalogs books in the library database, assists students in searching for, borrowing, and returning books (during weekly visits), maintains the physical library, and solicits cash and book donations to fulfill teachers’ wish lists, and seeks out fundraising and grant opportunities.
Contact: Michelle Sutor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole School Events: Collaborates with teachers, administration, and families to plan and organize cultural events to strengthen and deepen the bonds in our school community. It provides students and families with an opportunity to celebrate diversity, and explore different cultures and traditions, both within and outside the classroom. The committee also organizes whole school play dates, parents’ nights out, Legoland, Movie Night, and other gatherings to bring the CWC community together.
Contacts: Demery Ryan – email@example.com
Yearbook: Works closely with Photography volunteers to collect and compile photos of all children and school events throughout the year to create a yearbook. In addition, plans and manages the purchasing and publication process, as well as the yearbook promotion and sales to the community.
Contact: Mo Arab – firstname.lastname@example.org