AWS Family Association
Did you know that you are already in the Family Association (FA)? All parents & guardians are automatically members, and the F.A. is an equal governance body of the school, alongside the College of Teachers and the Board of Trustees. It meets throughout the school year, and active family involvement is encouraged and welcomed.
In many ways, the F.A. is the hands of the school, while the Board of Trustees is the head, and the College of Teachers is the heart.
The Family Association is responsible for parent-to-parent connection, teacher appreciation, event steering, & workdays/grounds support, and works closely with Administration on these projects.
All parents and guardians are asked in good faith to volunteer through the Family Association in some way throughout the year. This may be through workdays, being a room parent, event planning committees, volunteering at an info table/activity booth and school and community events, and miscellaneous needs as they pop up.
F.A. Officers 2023-2024
President: Michelle Fair
Vice-President: Jeff Cornelius
Secretary: Kenzi Rauthsmith
Classroom Officers 2023-2024
Ms. Lucas: Merry Bee Cornell
Ms. Bradley: Laura Brangle
Ms. Knox: Jody Nelson
Ms. Blackwell: Jodi Rauthsmith -AND- Katherine Webb
Kindergarten: Ms. Andrea & Ms. Carole: Ellie Wilber
Kindergarten: Ms. Sadhna & Arden: Jeff Cornelius
Nursery: Ms. Lisa & Ms. Suze: Lindsay Parris
Nursery: Ms. Holly & Ms. Carol: Haley Lewis
2023-2024 Family Association Meeting Calendar
**Childcare provided unless otherwise noted**
Meetings are 10:00 am, and workdays until 2:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, July 30, 2023 Back to School Community Workday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 7, 2023: Welcome Back to School Night, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2023: Meeting & Workday
Friday, November 3, 2023: Friday Fun Night: Festivals Focus, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Friday, December 1, 2022: Holiday Faire Set-up, no childcare, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 21, 2024: Meeting & Workday
Thursday, February 22, 2024: Evening Speaker Presentation, TBA, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024: Spring Gala Set-up, time and location TBA
Sunday, April 21, 2024: Family Association appreciation event, time TBA
Sunday, May 19, 2024: Meeting featuring New Officer Introductions & workday
Family Association Dues
The F.A. suggested dues are a minimum $40 annually per family. These are optional, and any amount is meaningful. Dues create a budget that covers childcare for meetings & workdays, refreshments, teacher years-of-service gifts, and playground equipment and upkeep. Pay dues at the link below, Venmo @Michelle-Fair-14, or bring cash/check to the office. Thank you!