JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Parents' Association
Welcome! The Parents’ Association (PA) is comprised of parents who plan and run social & fundraising events for the students and families with the goal of enhancing our children's JCC Sara Walker Nursery School (SWNS) experience. SWNS is a place where our children benefit from a stellar curriculum, incredibly caring classroom teachers and support staff. It is also a place for families of all backgrounds to come together and build a community. The school provides the platform to build a rich social network and support system that many young families are looking for.
As an integral component of the school, the PA works closely with Associate Executive Director Anne Liss Johnson and Educational Coordinator Sandi Waldstreicher to help support and enhance our children's experiences. Throughout the school year the PA runs enriching events and programs, some of which include:
For the Children: Meet & Greet, Fall Festival, Winter Funday & Spring Fling, Pizza Fridays, Library, Shabbat/Havdallah Bags, Challah Delivery, Moving-Up Book and Family Social Events.
For the Parents: Morning Coffees, Cocktail Parties, Back-to-School Night, Mom’s Night Out, Dad’s Night Out, Book Fair, Evening School Celebration & Auction
For the Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week, Class Parents Program
The PA raises funds in a variety of ways to supplement school programming and materials. In the past, the generous support from the school community has allowed us to:
Enlist a collaborative pediatric assessment therapies group, consisting of an occupational therapist, clinical psychologist and behavior analyst who support the staff, children and families in our school.
• Design and purchase a new kitchen for our school’s cooking curriculum.
• Build and maintain a state-of-the-art playground for the 3's and 4's/Pre-K, and update the 2’s playground.
• Purchase new technology, play kitchens, and books for the classrooms.
• Purchase materials to enhance the school's Judaic Programming.
• Refurbish the school's library.
Membership & Volunteering
All parents are strongly encouraged to join and get involved! The PA relies on the generous support and time of parent volunteers to run its programs. Regardless of your schedule, there are always opportunities to be active! The PA is funded by nominal contributions by the parents given at the beginning of each school year. Being a member of the Parents’ Association is a great way to connect with your child’s nursery school experience and other like-minded families. We are proud to come together to make the most of our children’s early education, while at the same time promoting and building on community values.
For more information on all Parents’ Association programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the 2018-2019 JCC SWNS Parents’ Association Year Overview for a detailed description of events and programs currently scheduled.