Parent Association

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The Parent Association (PA) is a volunteer body which coordinates activities to strengthen the Omni community and provide enhancements to its classrooms. The PA relies on core values of the school – inclusiveness, community, and consensus – to create a working partnership between parents, faculty, and the student body. The PA seeks to provide all parents the opportunity to become involved and be part of the special traditions that make Omni vibrant and unique.

The PA oversees a number of school-wide celebrations, plans activities to help welcome new families, hosts community events that also generate funds for the classrooms, and provides support and appreciation to the teachers. Every year, the PA allocates a stipend to each classroom. Teachers use these supplemental funds to purchase special materials for their rooms or gardens, as well as for cultural enrichment projects such as field trips, artistic performances, and school-wide immersion projects.

An elected president and group of officers work throughout the school year, and appoint committees to organize individual events and activities. Parents can choose how small or large a time commitment they wish to make. All parents belong to the PA and there are no fees or dues associated with membership. Parents are encouraged to hold an office, chair or work on a committee, and attend PA functions.


2017-18 Parent Association Activities:


School-Wide Events

  • Monthly Meetings - All Parents Welcome
  • Welcome Back Picnic
  • Holiday Program
  • Spring Celebration (International Festival)  

 

Fund-Raising and Community-Building Events

  • Book Fair
  • Parent Social
  • Restaurant Nights


Teacher Support

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Room Parents

 

  • 2017-18 Officers

    President
    - Laura Kendrick

    Vice President, Communications
    - Heather Graves

    Vice President, Fundraising
    - Elaine Cavanaugh

    Vice President of Community Affairs
    -Nancy Mansour

    Secretary
    - Jenny Ewing

    Treasurer
    - Shalini Patel

    Committee Chairs

    -Parent Social – Tricia Cotman, Jessica Thornburg
                 
    -Spring Festival– Claudia Rojas            
     
    -Social Outings – Kiran Smith        
      
    -Book Fair – Jen Ehrhart, Caryn Sutorus    
             
    -Restaurant Nights – Scott Orner
                  
    -Teacher Appreciation – Alexis Berman, Clara Vasquez  
             
    -Cultural Enrichment – Betsy Martinez
     
    -Box Tops, HT Vic, Target, TIE Program, Publix Education, Amazon Smile  – Jennifer Burney
             
    -Yearbook – Amber Orner, Mariam Phillips
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