The mission of Mountain Sage Parent Circle is to support a culture of service, to enliven community, and to facilitate parent dialogue and education. Parent Circle meetings are open to all parents, always.
Each class teacher will retain two key parent volunteers (Parent Circle Representatives) dedicated to furthering the mission of the Parent Circle and supporting the needs of the class. These key parent volunteers will share and accomplish the following responsibilities/tasks, in the way they determine works best for them:
• Attend the monthly Parent Circle meetings. • Attend monthly Team Meetings with the Class Teacher and Parent Circle Work Sessions as needed. • Coordinate/communicate with parent volunteers for classroom & school-wide needs. • Communicate with the school Volunteer Coordinator as needed. • Support parent education about Mountain Sage values and culture. • Enliven class community through various methods (potlucks, parent socials, park gatherings, etc.). • Hold a key coordinating role in Mountain Sage Winter Faire. • Understand and promote Mountain Sage scrip program. • Help to facilitate teacher appreciation activities.
Parent Circle holds three standing committees: Community Care Group, Parent Enrichment Committee, & Winter Faire Committee.
Parent Circle officer positions are: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. People serving in these roles must serve a minimum of two years, a maximum of three years of service. Chair: Creates meeting agendas, chairs meetings and manages follow-up on PC action-items. Vice Chair: Serves as Chair on as-needed basis. Secretary: Takes meeting notes and distributes meeting minutes.
Also in attendance at monthly Parent Circle Business Meeting: Volunteer Coordinator, School Director, and rotating MSCS Board representative.
What are the benefits of participating in Parent Circle? • Make new friends! Connect, share, and commune! Take part in building an enlivened parent community. • Support and model a culture of service and care for the children, and be involved in their learning and academic success. • Participate in creatively developing resources to make the school a better place. • Gain diverse perspectives on school issues and community.
Meeting Dates and Times
Parent Circle Business Meetings will generally be held on the second Friday of every month, September through May, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. with an additional 10:30-11 a.m. reserved for social/collaboration time.
2019-2020 dates: Friday, September 13, 2019 Friday, October 4, 2019 Friday, November 8, 2019 Friday, December 13, 2019 Friday, January 10, 2020 Friday, February 7, 2020 Friday, March 13, 2020 Friday, April 17, 2020 Friday, May 8, 2020 Parent-Teacher Team Meetings (Parent Circle Representatives and teachers) will generally be held on the third Thursday of every month, September through May, from 2-2:30pm at the school. Childcare will be provided. Subject teachers will also have access to Parent Circle Representatives at this time.
2019-2020 dates: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Thursday, October 24, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Thursday, January 16, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 Thursday, March 26, 2020 Thursday, April 16, 2020 Thursday, May 21, 2020