Parents

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Carole Hayes, former WA English teacher and Department Chair, led the January, 2015 book discussion on Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Carole and the APC members will be discussing Jane Gardham’s novel, Old Filth, on September 24, 2015.

 

Alumnae Parents Connection

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     The Alumnae Parents Connection (APC) is an organization that focuses on keeping parents of Woodlands Academy Alumnae connected with the school after their daughters have graduated. Launched in 2009 as the Alumnae Parent Association, the group has been re-christened as the Alumnae Parents Connection to emphasize the group’s mission to stay connected with Woodlands Academy.  Our mission statement is unchanged and states:

    The purpose of the Woodlands Academy Alumnae Parents Connection (APC) is to provide a means for Alumnae Parents of Woodlands’ graduates to stay connected with the school by maintaining a warm association with the Woodlands Community. The APC’s mission is to sponsor and participate in purposeful activities which include:
-hosting opportunities that allow Alumnae parents to return to the school to reconnect,
-enriching the educational experience for current students and parents;
-supporting the faculty and staff with time and talents,
-promoting the school to the community at large.

     The APC’s first activity was to create and open the WA School Store which thrives today. APC members have supported Woodlands fundraisers including Winter WonderWalk and Conge with our time, talents, and treasure. We enjoy social get-togethers that have included cocktail parties and book review events. The APC has also sponsored the annual Off to College Panel for parents of graduating seniors for the past four years. The theme of ‘parents helping parents’ is at the core of this important panel discussion.  

     We look forward to having you join APC events after your daughter graduates. It is a wonderful way to see close friends that you enjoyed during your time at Woodlands Academy and to stay connected with the school. Please plan to participate in all of our events beginning in the Fall.

 

2015-2016 APC Events calendar
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Welcome Back Continental Breakfast for all Parents September 11, 2015 8:30am-10:30am Haggerty Center 
Mass of the Holy Spirit & Flag Ceremony
September 11, 2015 10:30am-11:45am Woodlands Academy Chapel
APC Welcome Back Cocktail Party
September 13, 2015 4:00pm-5:30pm Woodlands Chapel Lobby
Woodlands Academy Expanded Campus Dedication Ceremony for the
Barat Property
September 18, 2015 10:30am-11:30am Woodlands Academy Campus
APC Fall Book Club “Donuts and Discussion”
September 24, 2015 9:30am-11:00am Haggerty Center Jane Gardam’s
Old Filth will be reviewed.
APC Planning Session
September 24, 2015 11:00am-noon Haggerty Center
APC Exam Care Package Assembly
December 2, 2015 10:00am-11:00am Student Center
Woodlands Academy Winter WonderWalk & Boutique
December 10, 11 &12, 2015 Woodlands Academy
Christmas Concerts
December 3, 2015 at 7:00pm and December 4, 2015 at 10:30am
Woodlands Academy Chapel
APC Annual Winter Lunch and Book Discussion
January 27, 2016 10:45am-1:30pm Book to be announced. Haggerty Center
St. Malachy’s Gospel Liturgy
January 29, 2016 10:30am-11:45am Woodlands Academy Chapel
2016 Congé
April 30, 2016 6:30pm-11:00pm Glen View Club, Golf, IL

Click here to view the APC Calendar with descriptions.

Additional events will be added to the calendar throughout the year. Visit the Woodlands Academy website for all APC activities

The APC also provides helpful information for parents and families of alumnae:

Helping Your Child Be Independent at College
Off-to-College Tips
Unexpected Parental Experiences

If you are interested in more information about participating or organizing APC events, please contact Chris Denniston or Tami Rocha.