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Words from the Parent Community President for july 2017

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to Woodward Academy and the 2017-2018 school year! Woodward Academy’s Parent Community provides parents with an opportunity to enrich and enjoy their children’s experience at Woodward. By being a parent, you are already a member, so now we invite you to become involved.

Parental involvement is a key ingredient and the foundation of our strong, supportive community by contributing to the success of our children and our school. Volunteering with the Parent Community has been a long-standing strength of the Academy, is always very rewarding, and has helped me contribute to my children’s outstanding student experience. Volunteering also is a great way to meet other parents, make connections, and get to know Woodward’s wonderful administration, teachers, and staff who make such a difference in our children’s lives. We invite you to become involved in any capacity as your time allows. Whether you send in a party snack, work a shift at the consignment shop, at concessions during a varsity football game, help out at the annual Super Goober Day festival, or even chair an event, there is an activity to fit everyone’s schedule and interest. Volunteering is not limited simply to Moms. Dads are highly encouraged to participate as well. Volunteerism strengthens our community and builds friendships. Your children will love seeing you involved, and so will we.

In addition to volunteering, it is equally important that Woodward parents stay informed by knowing your child’s interests and strengths and by getting to know your child’s friends and their families. You will receive informative communications throughout the year. Be sure to look for and read the Parent Community section of your weekly school newsletters that you will receive in your email inbox. You can learn about happenings at your school, Academy-wide events, and the many volunteer opportunities available. Another great resource for this information is the Woodward website. Please click on the Current Families landing page and look for the Parent Community button in the right hand navigation to learn of news and upcoming events at your school.

We wish you a very productive year and look forward to getting to know you and your families at the Academy-wide events this year!

Best Regards,

Suzette Thompson
Executive Board President 2017-2018
Cell: 404-822-3707
suzette.riley.thompson@gmail.com

Betty Obenshain
Executive Board President Elect
cbradandbetty@comcast.net

Randi Zelcer
Executive Board Secretary
Randiz02@gmail.com


Resources

Volunteer Policy

Woodward Academy Volunteer Policy - April 2012

"Woodward Academy volunteer opportunities in the classroom, school, club or athletic events are to be strictly fulfilled only by the following adults: custodial parents, adult siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, designated care givers, alumni, or employees of Woodward. In order to insure the safety and well being of all of our students, any volunteer not meeting these criteria may be asked not to participate in volunteer opportunities at Woodward Academy."

Business Fundraising Policy

Woodward Academy Business Fundraising Policy - January 2010

Woodward Academy has developed in recent years a very comprehensive and professional approach to educational fundraising involving direct mail, phonathons and personal visits. Many of the efforts of the Advancement team also involve volunteer alumni and parents. Because of the complex and overlapping efforts to meet Board of Governors and senior staff set goals for operating, endowment and capital priorities, the school does not participate in fundraising programs with businesses, alumni, parents, faculty or staff that promise a percentage of sales back to the school offering services not integral to the school. This is also consistent and in accordance with the school’s policy of not using the school directory for any business purposes, personal or corporate other than for programs integral to the school programs.

Meetings and Vendors

General Information

Board Meeting Dates

2017 - 2018 Board Meeting Dates & Minutes

August 29, 2017
September, 2017
October 24, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 6, 2018**
March 27, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 15, 2018*

*Board Transition Breakfast Meeting
**Inclement Weather Make-up Day

board

Accordion

Executive Board

Executive Board President
Suzette Thompson, suzette.riley.thompson@gmail.com

Executive Board Secretary
Randi Zelcer, randiz02@gmail.com

Executive Board Treasurer
Zandra Rogers, zandra.rogers@gmail.com

Executive Board Parliamentarian
Ronda Cochra, rls7@cdc.govn

Executive Board Past President
Robbie Roberts, robbieroberts2020@gmail.com

Executive Board President Elect
Betty Obenshain, cbradandbetty@comcast.net

Executive Board Treasurer Elect
Mitu Patel, mpatel3@mac.com


Parent Community Executive Officers 2017-18

2017-2018 Parent Community Executive Board

SCHOOL COMMITTEES


Primary School Chair
Janelle Mercurius, Jrocksw2@gmail.com

Primary School Vice Chair
Kelly Palakshappa, kpalakshappa@hotmail.com

Primary School Sec/Treas
Cassandra Treadway, crgaffmd@aol.com


Lower School Chair
Kirsten Mednick, kirstenmednick@gmail.com

Lower School Vice Chair
Ronna Levinson, jrlevinson@comcast.net

Lower School Sec/Treas
Nan Street, nanstreet@outlook.com


Middle School Chair
Kelly Anderson, kelly_anderson@bellsouth.net

Middle School Vice Chair
Cristina Anderson, cristinaanderson@comcast.net

Middle School Sec/Treas
Valerie Yu, valoyu@gmail.com


Upper School Chair
Laura Henderson, lwhenderson@att.net

Upper School Vice Chair
LaKesha Robinson, lmbrobinson@gmail.com

Upper School Sec/Treas
Denise Koo, dkoo@bellsouth.net


Woodward North Chair
Jennifer Sloan, jsloanwa@hotmail.com

Woodward North Vice Chair
Teri Hilkman, bushteri@yahoo.com

Woodward North Sec/Treas
Monique Newsome, missnewsome@gmail.com


COMMITTEES-AT-LARGE


Communication Chair
Melissa Craig, melissa.craig@me.com

Communication Vice Chair
Emily Miller, emilypmiller@me.com


Concessions Co-Manager
Karen Corbin, thecorbinfam@aol.com
Concessions Co-Manager
Kisha Cameron, kisha.cameron@gmail.com
Concessions Sec/Treas
Kim Daugherty, kimdaugherty@mindspring.com


Consignment Shop Co-Manager
Sheila Schifilliti, sheila9604@gmail.com

Consignment Shop Co-Manager
Dori Wofford, doriwofford@me.com


Parent Programming Chair
Kathleen Kelly Katz, kathleengkk@gmail.com

Parent Programming Vice Chair
Melanee Watson, melaneew@gmail.com

Parent Programming Sec/Treas
Sree Madichetty, rachers@hotmail.com


Super Goober Day Chair
Heather Weiner, hsw6988@hotmail.com

Super Goober Day Vice Chair
Miriam Leake, miriammoonleake@gmail.com

Super Goober Day Sec/Treas
Janelle Mercurius, Jrocksw2@gmail.com


Advancement Committee Chair
Katie Marcet, katiemarcet@hotmail.com

Advancement Committee Vice Chair
Todd Miller, todd@zifty.com


Sept. 2017-Sept. 2018

Welcoming Committee Chair
Pia Colon Wurth, pia@buzzyseeds.com

Welcoming Committee Vice Chair
Hayes Doane, peachhayes@me.com

Welcoming Committee Secretary/Treasurer
Sarah Cottingham, sarah@cottfamily.com

Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017

Welcoming Committee Chair
Liz White, lwhite@psrllc.com

Welcoming Committee Vice Chair
Pia Colon Wurth, pia@buzzyseeds.com

Welcoming Committee Secretary/Treasurer
Rochelle Andrews, LRA1996@yahoo.com

School Committees

SCHOOL COMMITTEES


Primary School Chair
Janelle Mercurius, Jrocksw2@gmail.com

Primary School Vice Chair
Kelly Palakshappa, kpalakshappa@hotmail.com

Primary School Sec/Treas
Cassandra Treadway, crgaffmd@aol.com


Lower School Chair
Kirsten Mednick, kirstenmednick@gmail.com

Lower School Vice Chair
Ronna Levinson, jrlevinson@comcast.net

Lower School Sec/Treas
Nan Street, nanstreet@outlook.com


Middle School Chair
Kelly Anderson, kelly_anderson@bellsouth.net

Middle School Vice Chair
Cristina Anderson, cristinaanderson@comcast.net

Middle School Sec/Treas
Valerie Yu, valoyu@gmail.com


Upper School Chair
Laura Henderson, lwhenderson@att.net

Upper School Vice Chair
LaKesha Robinson, lmbrobinson@gmail.com

Upper School Sec/Treas
Denise Koo, dkoo@bellsouth.net


Woodward North Chair
Jennifer Sloan, jsloanwa@hotmail.com

Woodward North Vice Chair
Teri Hilkman, bushteri@yahoo.com

Woodward North Sec/Treas
Monique Newsome, missnewsome@gmail.com

committees-at-large

Communication Chair
Melissa Craig, melissa.craig@me.com

Communication Vice Chair
Emily Miller, emilypmiller@me.com


Concessions Co-Manager
Karen Corbin, thecorbinfam@aol.com
Concessions Co-Manager
Kisha Cameron, kisha.cameron@gmail.com
Concessions Sec/Treas
Kim Daugherty, kimdaugherty@mindspring.com


Consignment Shop Co-Manager
Sheila Schifilliti, sheila9604@gmail.com

Consignment Shop Co-Manager
Dori Wofford, doriwofford@me.com


Parent Programming Chair
Kathleen Kelly Katz, kathleengkk@gmail.com

Parent Programming Vice Chair
Melanee Watson, melaneew@gmail.com

Parent Programming Sec/Treas
Sree Madichetty, rachers@hotmail.com


Super Goober Day Chair
Heather Weiner, hsw6988@hotmail.com

Super Goober Day Vice Chair
Miriam Leake, miriammoonleake@gmail.com

Super Goober Day Sec/Treas
Janelle Mercurius, Jrocksw2@gmail.com


Advancement Committee Chair
Katie Marcet, katiemarcet@hotmail.com

Advancement Committee Vice Chair
Todd Miller, todd@zifty.com


Sept. 2017-Sept. 2018

Welcoming Committee Chair
Pia Colon Wurth, pia@buzzyseeds.com

Welcoming Committee Vice Chair
Hayes Doane, peachhayes@me.com

Welcoming Committee Secretary/Treasurer
Sarah Cottingham, sarah@cottfamily.com

Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017

Welcoming Committee Chair
Liz White, lwhite@psrllc.com

Welcoming Committee Vice Chair
Pia Colon Wurth, pia@buzzyseeds.com

Welcoming Committee Secretary/Treasurer
Rochelle Andrews, LRA1996@yahoo.com

Contacts

2017 - 2018 PARENT COMMUNITY CONTACTS

Kelly Palakshappa, Primary School PC Chair - kpalakshappa@hotmail.com

Kim Terry, Primary School PC Vice-Chair - kim@kimhaireinteriors.net

Keshia Morrow, Primary School PC Secretary/Treasurer - keshiamorrow@yahoo.com

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