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 2022-2023
President: Michelle Fair
Vice-President: Jeff Cornelius
Secretary: Jody Nelson
Room Parent Officers 2022-2023
Ms. Lucas: Sharron Swain
Ms. Bradley: Laura Brangle
Ms. Knox: Sarah Ellison
Ms. Blackwell: Kenzie Rauthsmith -AND- Katie Shaddix
Kindergarten: Ms. Andrea & Ms. Carole: Haley Lewis
Kindergarten: Ms. Sadhna & Arden: Molly Arnold
Nursery: Ms. Erin & Ms. Suze: Jordan Agee -AND- Lindsay Parris
Nursery: Ms. Holly & Ms. Lisa: Ellie Wilber
2022-2023 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 31, 2022: Back to School Community Workday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 8, 2022: Parent’s Back to School Night, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022: Meeting & Workday, focus TBA
Sunday, November 13, 2022: Meeting & Workday, focus Handwork
Friday, December 2, 2022: Holiday Faire Set-up, no childcare, 12:30 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 8, 2023: Meeting & Workday, guest speaker Lynda Powell
Sunday, February 12, 2023: Meeting & Workday, guest Alumni panel
Saturday, March 11, 2023: Spring Gala Set-up, Alabama Ballet, 12:00 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023: Meeting featuring Middle School Science Showcase, time TBA
Sunday, May 7, 2023: Meeting featuring New Officer Introductions & FA Appreciation Day
The F.A. suggested dues are $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, such as sand and mulch. Pay FA Dues below, email firstname.lastname@example.org to pay via TADS, or bring cash/check to the office. Thank you!