Waverly Parent Organization

All Waverly parents/​guardians are members of the Waverly Parent Orga­ni­za­tion (WPO). General and commit­tee meet­ings are announced via e‑mail, the school calen­dar, Friday e‑blasts, and on the WPO bulletin board in the elemen­tary school’s front hall. The WPO welcomes and encour­ages involve­ment and partic­i­pa­tion. Please access all WPO infor­ma­tion on the Power­School Learn­ing (PSL) plat­form. Ques­tions about the WPO or specific commit­tees should be directed to WPO Pres­i­dent Lillian Manzella at wpopresident@​thewaverlyschool.​org.

Work Hours

Each Waverly family is commit­ted to work at least 30 hours for the school each year. Oppor­tu­ni­ties are announced through­out the year. As members of the WPO, parents/​guardians are expected to complete part of the required hours working on WPO-spon­sored events and activ­i­ties, which are listed on the next page. Fami­lies not fulfill­ing their commit­ment will be charged $30 per hour on their May, 2020 tuition statement.

WPO Events and Committees

For ongoing infor­ma­tion about these events through­out the school year, please refer to The Waverly Weekly News on PSL each week, elec­tronic fliers, announce­ments, and the school’s web site.

Fall Book Fair Monday, October 21 – Thurs­day, October 24, 2019. This is a four day event with volun­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties before, during, and after sales shifts. Tasks include: 

  • plan­ning and orga­niz­ing the event as a member of the committee 
  • acting as a liaison with the vendor
  • staffing the event (orga­niz­ing and selling books and other items)
  • setting up and/​or cleaning up

Halloween Party Satur­day, October 26, 2019. A one-time event with most work occur­ring the weekend of the party. Tasks include: 

  • plan­ning and orga­niz­ing the event as a member of the committee 
  • creat­ing and setting up the Haunted House 
  • baking for and working at the Boo Bakery 
  • creat­ing and staffing the Witches’ Kitchen, the Fortune Teller, or other booths 
  • setting up and/​or cleaning up 

Faculty/​Staff Appreciation Luncheon Friday, Novem­ber 2, 2019. A one-time fall event with most work occur­ring the day before and the day of the luncheon. Tasks include:

  • plan­ning and orga­niz­ing as a member of the committee 
  • cooking, baking, or assem­bling luncheon items
  • hosting and/​or serving
  • setting up and/​or cleaning up

World Market Friday, Decem­ber 6 – Satur­day, Decem­ber 9, 2019. This is one of two major fundrais­ers requir­ing the efforts of many on tasks both large and small, including:

  • plan­ning and orga­niz­ing as a member of the committee
  • working in a class­room to help students create items to be sold 
  • solic­it­ing dona­tions of items to be sold
  • creat­ing items to be sold 
  • setting up and/​or cleaning up

Jogathon/​Carnival Sunday, March 22, 2020. A one-time spring event that requires the work of many on the day of the event. Tasks include: 

  • plan­ning and orga­niz­ing as a member of the committee
  • selling tickets, staffing booths, cooking and serving food
  • setting up and/​or cleaning up

Silent Auction Satur­day, May 2, 2020. The second of two major fundrais­ers. Tasks include: 

  • plan­ning and orga­niz­ing as a member of the committee
  • solic­it­ing, creat­ing, or donat­ing items to be sold
  • cater­ing or working with caterers
  • setting up and/​or cleaning up

Waverly Organic Farm and Farmers’ Market Commit­tee Ongoing work through­out the year. Time required varies from two to five hours per month. Tasks include:

  • partic­i­pa­tion in Farm main­te­nance days (usually three Satur­days per year) 
  • working with classes on activ­i­ties at the Farm. 
  • assist­ing with Farmers’ Market

Pizza Commit­tee Ongoing work through­out the year. Includes:

  • taking shifts serving pizza to students at each of the three campuses

Other Volun­teer Opportunities:

Middle School Volun­teer Oppor­tu­ni­ties Ongoing work through­out the year. Includes:

  • chap­er­on­ing and driving on field trips and sports events
  • chap­er­on­ing dances, movie nights, the Rock Festi­val, and other events

High School Social Events Ongoing work through­out the year. Includes:

  • chap­er­on­ing dances, movie nights, the Rock Festi­val, and other events

Library Assist the school librar­ian as needed with process­ing of books and/​or class library time. One to two hours per week on a regu­larly sched­uled day and time.

Admis­sions Assist the Admis­sions Direc­tor with coffee pick up, tour set up, and baking for calen­dared tours/​events from October through January. 

Choicelunch Serve lunches to students from each campus from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Takes place on the elementary campus.