What is the Parent Association (PA)?

Welcome to the source for parents with information about how you can be connected here at The New School of Lancaster!

Remember all parents at the New School are part of the Parent Association!

The Parent Association is committed to promoting and supporting The New School’s educational experience by fostering a spirit of community through open communication and cooperation between parents, students and faculty/staff. The great experience our children have here would not be possible without your continued support and contributions.  The Parent Association has three main areas of focus for this year:

Goal 1

To build more connection between parents and the school (teachers/staff) through increased communication and opportunities to contribute to the enriching experiences of our children.

Much of this will be done through coordination of volunteers for events and activities through room parents and through this webpage.  We need all levels of volunteering to continue to support the many great activities that already take place at the New School.  For example, you can choose to lead or co-lead events, offer an hour or two of time, or simply drop off supplies,  whatever level works with your availability!

Goal 2

Build connection among parents through social events and working together to enrich to school community

Goal 3

Identify the main functions and the structural organization of a Parent Association; this will include research of past NSPA and other models to create a plan that fits this community moving forward

Meeting Summary – 10/20

Thanks to the small group of parents who made it to the Parent Association Meeting on 10/20! Congrats to Erica G who won the Mean Cup gift card! In addition to reviewing upcoming events, like the Book Fair on Nov 7th, as a small group we could enjoy a great conversation about a variety of items. We shared ideas about ways to help support room parents, the possibility of having class-based social gatherings, and heard from a parent who attended a board meeting for the first time.  It was a positive and informal time of learning more about each other and the school!

UPDATED PA meeting times:

  • Thurs Nov 16, 2017 at 7pm
  • Tues Dec 5, 2017 at 9am

Check back here for an updated schedule after winter break!