Members of the Mothers Club make vital contributions to Woodlands Academy as organizers and volunteers for the school’s annual community-building and fund-raising events, such as Winter Wonderwalk and Congé. In addition to these events, there are many other ways to get involved, socialize with other Woodlands moms, and actively support the Woodlands community. Below is a list of activities and responsibilities that are organized and performed by the Mothers Club.
Faculty Appreciation Dinner
The Mothers Club plans, prepares, and provides the dinner for faculty and staff on the night of fall parent conferences.
Mother/Daughter Christmas Tea
This annual event is hosted by a Woodlands mother and daughter on a Sunday in December.
Mothers’ Club 2012-2013 Officers and Chairs
President: Pam Kendall
Vice President: Jean Marie Olson
Secretary: Maryellen Lovell
Mix and Mingle: Monica Kubicek & Laura Hagnell
Winter Wonderwalk Co-Chairs: Mary Oelerich & Jean Marie Olson
Boutique: Angela Alvarez & Andrea Peroni
Food and Beverages: Maria Allen & Lee Ann Brickner
Raffle: Julie Hermsen
Congé Co-Chairs: Heather Kotlarz & Lori Rozdolsky
Live Auction: Mary Oelerich
Silent Auction: TBD
Sponsorship: Sheila Dorman
Christmas Tea Hostess: Michele McCarthy
Christmas Tea Committee: Vanessa Clarke, Margaret Walker & Susan Watts
Thought for the Day: Sara Harty
Family Mass and Pot Luck: Maryellen Lovell, Laura Cantu Gonzales & Awilda Reid
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner: Yasmine Anderson, Navjit Gill & Danielle Mergner
Parent Coffee and Advisory Liaison: Mary Anderson
WASHwear and School Store: Maria Allen, Pam Kendall, Margaret Walker & Mary Swift
Woodlands Beautification: Mary Swift
Mothers Club Positions 2011-2012
Plans and oversees Mothers Club activities. Appoints Mothers Club Board and Committee Chairs. Works with Fathers Club President on Joint Parents Association events. Works with Special Events Coordinator and Director of Advancement to coordinate activities with the school.
Works with President in planning meetings; takes over for President if she is absent. This is a two-year commitment, as the Vice-President becomes President the following year.
Takes minutes at Mothers Club meetings. Coordinates updates to the Parent Pages on the school Web Site.
Winter Wonderwalk Chair(s)
Plans, organizes and oversees “Winter Wonderwalk,” our December fundraiser which consists of a housewalk of beautiful homes decorated for the holidays, and a Boutique at the school. There are subcommittees working on specific aspects of Winter Wonderwalk including Houses, Boutique and Refreshment, the Raffle, and decorations.
Plans, organizes and oversees the major fund-raising event of the year. This event takes place in April and includes a dinner, Silent Auction and Live Auction. There are many sub-committees working on Congé including Silent Auction, Live Auction, Ad Book, Program Book and Decorations.
WA Store Committee
Plans, purchases and markets Washwear for the school store. This is a committee of Moms who work on the WA School Store. They also supervise the staffing of the store.
Faculty Appreciation Dinner
Plans and implements dinner for teachers and staff the night of fall Parent-Teacher conferences. Works with volunteers who prepare food, handle set up and clean up.
Mother/Daughter Christmas Tea Host & Committee Chair
This December event is hosted by a Mom and daughter on a Sunday in December. The host’s home must be large enough to accommodate about 100 – 125 guests. A committee works with the hostess to plan food, set up and clean up.
Woodlands Beautification Committee (old Decorating Committee)
Provides seasonal flowers and plants pots (front and side entrances) in the fall and spring. Helps with Christmas decorations within the school.
Finds Freshman Advisory (Room) Moms for each advisory, calls existing Room Moms to ask if they want to continue for the next year and works to replace those that do not. Holds a meeting at the beginning of the year with all Room Moms to review their responsibilities.
Thought for the Day
Sends a daily inspirational message by email to those who have requested to be on the mailing list.
Coordinates prayers for Woodlands’ community members in times of need.
Residential Life Liaison(s)
Works with Residence Life Staff to plan boarder/day student events.
Finds volunteers for all major Parents Association events including Winter WonderWalk, Congé, etc.
Each class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) has amom who serves as a Class Representative. These moms build community among the mothers in each class and also guide moms thru the "traditions" of Woodlands by providing information on various events like Mater, Junior Ring Ceremony, Prom and Graduation. The Representatives plan and host a fall potluck supper and usually plan a winter cocktail potluck that includes spouses and significant others for that class. Junior and Senior Representatives may also hold an additional event to discuss prom and graduation. The Representatives host the fall potluck but find moms that are willing to host the cocktail party and any other events the class wishes to have. It’s helpful if the Class Representative had a daughter go through Woodlands within the last several years.