We welcome and encourage parent participation in many aspects of the school’s life. Parents serve on the Board of Trustees and its committees: finance; development; diversity, equity, justice; buildings and grounds; and others. FSPATA, relies on all parents to give time and talent to the annual Benefit Auction, one of FSA’s most important fundraising events. And, of course, parents are involved in the classroom—from attending goal-setting conferences to participating in class activities, driving for field trips and helping on work days, among myriad opportunities for parent involvement.
Active parent participation is essential to the vitality of the entire FSA community. When a parent or guardian signs one or more enrollment contracts for their student(s), they agree to meet a mandatory service commitment of 20 hours per family. The requirement is only for 20 hours, regardless of how many siblings are attending. Also, the efforts of anyone representing the family, such as a grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend, may be substituted or used to supplement hours for the family’s volunteer requirement. Using Sign Up Genius and the school’s weekly newsletter, parents are kept informed of all the ways they can participate, contribute and be actively involved in school life.