Parent Initiatives in Support of WWS

We need you WWS parents!

Participation at Whistler Waldorf School can take many forms. Every family is an important shareholder in this unique community that nurtures our children. Your participation is essential in making a difference.

Fundraising initiatives supplement WWS programs that enhance our children’s learning environment. However, most importantly the events and activities that the Parent Council organizes over the year provide a variety of opportunities for parents to become engaged with the school community, to meet other parents, and to support the school.

How can I help on the Parent Council?

The Whistler Waldorf School Parent Action Council (PAC) refers to all parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the school. The Parent Council is comprised of elected representatives who oversee various events and fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

The purpose of the Parent Council is to encourage and help coordinate WWS fundraising, “friend-raising” and “fun-raising” by creating a social network of Whistler Waldorf parents through our many events. The PAC conducts several fundraising initiatives during the year and also supports many parent enrichment activities.

The Parent Council is not involved in any day-to-day operations of the school, nor is the PAC involved in matters under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees. Our mandate is solely to assist the school by conducting fundraising and spirit engendering events and activities.

Parents are the back-bone of the PAC

Volunteer service places parents and their abilities in the centre of their children’s school life. There are endless opportunities to get involved. If you have a particular volunteer interest or skill to share, contact our Director of Advancement, Jen Dodds. Ideas are warmly welcome!

Some regular volunteer tasks include:

Hot lunch: Volunteers help sort pizza, prepare veggies and deliver lunches to the classrooms 1x a week for approximately 1 hour.

Back-to-School BBQ: Volunteers help barbecue and prepare snacks for the parents and school community as a welcome back and welcome to new parents event.

Harvest Soup: Volunteers set up and serve soup at Michaelmas Festival at School.

Christmas Winter & Spring Community Fair: This is an “all hands on deck” event. Each class assumes responsibility for one aspect of the fair – craft stations, bake sale table, kitchen, etc.

Annual Spring Gala – Our largest undertaking, many volunteers help plan and coordinate the event and solicit donations and sponsorship.

Council Meetings Once A Month

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend Council meetings and there is always room for more parent involvement at Whistler Waldorf School! Our school is more than just academics — it is our community. We value each member of our community for their unique perspective and contribution to the whole.

We would love to meet you and personally welcome you our school community. Attend our meetings and bring your questions and ideas.

Parent Community Social Nights

WWS and the PAC also organize member community social events like moms and dads’ evening, education workshops, parent book clubs and more to support new families and create a warm, welcoming and supportive environment for everyone. These are announced to families through our subscribed, weekly E-News.

School Fundraisers @ Whistler Waldorf

Every year, the Parent Council and WWS parents also help organize school fundraisers throughout the year and hot lunch programs where our students directly benefit from the funds raised.

  • Gift Cards @ grocery stores
  • Holiday cards with Toad Hall Studios
  • Westcoast Seeds
  • Growing Smiles Plant Sales
  • Back to School BBQ
  • Bake Sales
  • Toy Drives
  • Book Fairs
  • Creekbread Pizza Fundraiser

Contact your Parent Council

Contact your Parent Council representatives via email at or in person!