Parent involvement fosters a greater sense of community for all in our Preschool. This involvement can take the form of immediate classroom support, preschool-wide contributions, or helping lead engagement and outreach with other partners in the Old Town community.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Parents are invited to volunteer in a variety of ways within the Preschool. Parents may assist teachers by chaperoning walking field trips, organizing classroom parties, providing snacks for special events, contributing “loose parts” for class projects, and serving as substitute teachers.
Parents are also invited to take advantage of preschool-wide volunteer opportunities such as playground clean-up and (sometimes) landscaping, contributing food for special events and potluck meals, serving as a Parent Ambassador to prospective preschool families, or helping to drive fundraising efforts such as our annual book fair with Hooray for Books, regular Dining In/Out events with local restaurants, or the annual Spring2ACTion fundraising drive for Alexandria non-profit organizations.
We also publish a yearbook commemorating each class and the many events, achievements, and joyful activities from each school year. Parents may take and gather photos for their respective classroom(s) or assist in designing and compiling the final yearbook.
WSUMCP has had an active Parents’ Committee whose intent is to provide every parent of a child enrolled in the WSUMC Preschool the opportunity to leverage their own interests, expertise, and network to contribute to the development of the educational resources, environment, and family community of WSUMCP. The Parents Committee serves as the main source of communication and coordination of these opportunities allowing the parents to volunteer or contribute in whatever capacity they wish.
The Parents Committee provides a central coordinating and facilitating body for the various preschool activities (e.g., Book Fair, Spring2Action, Yearbook) with the goal of consistently expanding the participation and impact of these activities while also establishing a foundation for future ideas and events.
An annual parent social is another highlight for the preschool community, giving us one night with no children allowed to focus on the friendships and fellowship amongst our preschool parents.