Parent involvement in a child’s early childhood experience is critical in achieving the best educational outcome. Wehde offers numerous opportunities for parent partication, including an open house at the beginning of the school year; a parents’ night, also scheduled early in the school year; and parent conferences, which occur late fall. Early childhood staff provide ongoing communication with parents throughout the year through the use of notebooks, phone calls and meetings if necessary. Parents are encouraged to make contact with their child’s teachers and therapists and may request a meeting if they have concerns.
Parent Groups are scheduled once a month on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., where a variety of relevant educational/developmental topics will be discussed. Childcare is available; a sign-up sheet will be sent home prior to each meeting. Evening meetings are also occasionally scheduled on topics of importance to all families.
The Parent Executive Committee is a group of early childhood parents who meet monthly, approximately one hour before the regularly scheduled Parent Group meetings. The committee is responsible for making decisions regarding how fundraising money is spent, coming up with ideas and volunteers for staff appreciation events, and organizing Wehde’s annual pie sale and fun fair/silent auction fundraisers. Anyone who is interested in serving on the Parent Executive Committee is welcome to contact their child’s teacher or director Monica Furlong.
New to Wehde is the PTA. All are welcome to join and/or participate in the activities sponsored by the PTA. The group meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings start at 7pm and are held at Wehde in the Commons area. Note: If a meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to the following week. Throughout the year, guest speakers are scheduled to speak on topics pertinent to early childhood parents. Topics scheduled for this year so far are listed below and will be updated as the year progresses. Parents interested in joining the PTA can email firstname.lastname@example.org.