Parent Association

Welcome to the Parent Association!

On this page you can find information about the Parent Association, all of the upcoming monthly Parent Association meetings, Waterford school events, the Parent Association Executive Committee, your Class Representative and parent volunteer opportunities.

What is the Parent Association?

As soon as your child enrolls at Waterford, you become a member of the Parent Association. Students, teachers, and families are partners, which means parents play an active, ongoing role in their children’s education. Welcome!

At Waterford School, all parents work closely with Waterford to expand the child’s education and opportunities beyond the classroom. The objective of the Parent Association is to build a community of parents who support our children and school by:

  • Volunteering parent support to the School in the form of planning, organizing, and implementing activities and programs that expand opportunities for our children.
  • Building community and understanding of Waterford’s mission, vision, and values, and therefore, creating partnership with our students and faculty both in and out of the classroom.
  • Offering a forum through which parents may learn about Waterford’s many programs and the issues of importance to them and their children.
  • Fostering a committed and dedicated family community.

Parent Passport Program

Waterford’s Parent Passport program is back and we are excited for our parent community to participate in the engaging events that will be held throughout the 2023-24 school year. At each event, scan the QR code to digitally “stamp” your Parent Passport. We’ll keep track of your stamps on your digital passport.. 

If you attend five of the seven events listed below on the Parent Passport, you will earn a Waterford spirit folding chair at the Spring BBQ. 2023-2024 Waterford School Year Events for Parent Passport Program:

  1. Fall Family Brunch – August 26
  2. Back to School Night – September 14
  3. Parent Parties  – weekend of September 29 – 30
  4. Fall Tailgate – September 21 and 22
  5. Parent’s Day – February 14
  6. Spring Tailgate – April 17
  7. Spring BBQ – May 17

Additionally, for every Parent Passport event that you attend, you will receive one entry into a special opportunity drawing for a chance to win 4 season passes to Lagoon for the 2024 season! Also, this year, for every Parent Association meeting you attend, you will receive an additional entry for the opportunity drawing. 

Parent Association
Meetings 2023-2024

The Parent Association meets together once a month at 8:30 am. The location of the meetings will be announced in the Waterford Weekly the Sunday prior or you can find the location on the school calendar, under the meeting. All Waterford parents are warmly invited to attend. Parent Association Meetings at Waterford provide information about all divisions of the school. If you cannot attend in-person, feel free to join virtually. Here are the meetings for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • September 6, 2023
  • October 4, 2023
  • November 1, 2023
  • December 6, 2023
  • January 10, 2024
  • February 7, 2024
  • April 3, 2024
  • May 1, 2024

Parent Association
Executive Committee (PAEC) 2023-2024

The PAEC supports Waterford School and the administration to lead the Parent Association and organize events and community building activities. 

Candice Vogel, President
Betsy Wright, Vice President
Leslie Wadsworth, Event Coordinator
Carolyn Rice, Arts Coordinator
Courtney Lewis, Pre- K-Class II Class Rep Coordinator
Brittany Groesbeck, Class III-V Class Rep Coordinator
Heather Scott, MS Class Rep Coordinator
Amanda Nelson, US Class Rep Coordinator

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the PA and at Waterford is enriching and fun—allowing parents to be involved in a meaningful way. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know, here.