Parent Association

The Parent Association (PA) promotes parent involvement in the school community by supporting faculty and staff along with organizing school activities and programs.

 

The PA facilitates communication among parents, faculty and staff, and school administrators to explore topics of mutual interest, sponsors speakers on educational and parenting topics, and provides volunteer support for fundraising and social activities.

Parent Association Events and Activities
The PA sponsors many family-focused community building events at Meridian such as the Welcome Coffee, Fall Festival, ice skating party, and movie night in the gym. The PA also supports school activities such as community service, and coordinates Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week in May.

Parent Association Executive Committee
The PAEC meets monthly to plan PA events and activities and monitor the PA budget. The PAEC is comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Communications Coordinator, PA Events Coordinator, PA Volunteer Recruiter, Community Building Team Leader, and Faculty and Staff Appreciation Lead.

Classroom Volunteer Opportunities
Representing your child’s classroom as a volunteer is a great way to be directly involved with your child’s Meridian experience. Below are the descriptions of volunteer roles. If any of these opportunities appeal to you, please contact the Parent Association President.

  • Community Building Representative: Organizes class and grade level social events (e.g. potlucks, picnics, parent nights out, family hikes, etc.).
  • Homeroom Representative : Supports faculty, school, and PA in recruiting parent volunteers within their child’s class for various activities including school events and class field trips. Coordinates parent support for their designated, annual grade-level led event.
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Classroom Representative: Executes on the plans provided by the PAEC Liaison for faculty and staff appreciation week.
  • Auction Class Project Coordinator: Organizes and leads the creation of a grade level art project to be sold at the annual fundraising benefit in March.