The Parents Association (PA) serves as a liaison between Browne Academy parents and the school’s administration. Every family at Browne Academy is a member of the PA.
The Parents Association is dedicated to enhancing the growth and development of the Browne Academy Community. It provides a forum for parents to obtain information, ask questions; serves as a liaison between parents and the Browne administration to ensure consistent and effective lines of communication; enhances the student experience through active participation in the Browne community; and supports the mission and priorities of Browne. The PA’s major goals are to:
Promote cooperation and communication among parents, faculty, staff, trustees and students.
Provide a means for parents to be of service to the school.
Supplement the school’s social and educational offerings.
Foster interest in the life of the school.
Your child’s years at Browne Academy are among the most impressionable of his/her life. If you want to play an active role in guiding your child’s experience at the school, we invite you to become an active member of your PA. We also encourage you to join one of the various committees responsible for working with Browne Academy toward making the Browne Academy experience the best it can be.
There are a variety of ways to get involved at Browne Academy, below are just a few opportunities. If you would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Class Rep, your primary role is to serve as a goodwill ambassador to the parents in your grade. You also disseminate pertinent information from the school and the Browne Academy Parents Association (PA) to the parents/guardians of your child’s class and coordinate parent/guardian participation in certain grade-level activities.
Specific activities may include:
Welcoming new families
Coordination with the classroom teachers and any other parent volunteers for grade-level events/celebrations
Managing the Class Activities Funds (to cover the expenses of class celebrations and extra enhancements such as special projects or additional field trips)
Determining the Class Auction project
Teacher and Faculty Appreciation Events
We have several events planned throughout the year to show our Browne Academy faculty and staff how much we appreciate their time and efforts. This year, we will celebrate with Conference Day Luncheons and Surprise Celebration Treats, as well as with Appreciation Week, which culminates with the Annual Breakfast Event. Thanks to Browne Academy parents, faculty breakfast that day will consist of more than a cup of Joe and cold bagel: Parents donate breakfast foods, gift cards, and their time to allow the faculty to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the morning rush.
Throughout the year we work to identify various ways to bring our community together! Whether it’s educational programs for parents like the Parent Speaker Series or purely social gatherings like the Parent Mixers, we are looking for committee members to help plan events, identify topics, and brainstorm ways to engage the community. Events include:
Parent Speaker Series
Parent Halloween Social
Family Fun Festival
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Volunteer Opportunities: Committee members and day of event volunteers
Box Tops and Loyalty Coordinator will collect all the Box Tops from Giant, Safeway, Target, and other loyalty programs and then send them in so Browne Academy can earn cash to purchase books, iPad, or other items. Manage a school-wide contest where the class that submits the most Box Tops earns a “free dress down day”.
Barnes & Noble and On-Campus Book Fairs
The Book Fairs continue to be a huge success! Our children look forward to making wish lists in anticipation of acquiring new and interesting additions to their libraries. Teachers reap the benefits, too, with generous book donations from Browne Academy parents.
Volunteer Opportunities: Setup, gift wrapping, cashier/checkout, and packaging items to be return to the vendor. Our Browne Academy library is also always in need of parent volunteers.
Annual Auction & Gala
Our annual Auction is a major fundraising event led by the Development Office in partnership with the Parents Association. Several committees work together to make this event a success. Committees include Acquisitions and Sponsorships, Marketing and Campus Buzz, Decorations and Entertainment
Volunteer Opportunities: Committee members (committees meet several times throughout the year) and day-of volunteers for item collection, setup, sales, and cleanup.