The Jarrow Parent Association (JPA) is a volunteer organization comprised of parents who work together with the faculty and staff to enrich the community through fundraising, social events, and parent education. All parents of Jarrow students are members of the JPA and encouraged to get involved!
Our covenant and commitment together: As Room Parents, we work to support the needs of the classrooms as requested by the teachers. We understand that while lending support, we will also receive support as we work in close partnership with school administration. As leaders in the Jarrow community, we understand that the weight of our words and actions serves as an example or inspiration for the life of our school. At all times we will strive to hold our school community in the highest regard; and when questions or concerns arise, we will make every effort to gather and disseminate information that is true and clear. We will ask for help when needed and encourage Jarrow parents to participate in Parent Education and Jarrow community events. It is our aspiration to have fun, to enjoy one another’s company and to hold dearly our highest purpose, which is to protect and create a principled and joyous school for our children and our families.
The JPA is a great way to get involved, learn more about school events and keep lines of communication open. Opportunities exist for volunteers at all school events and activities sponsored either by the classroom, school or JPA. Classroom volunteers (room parents) are also needed and appreciated (please see more about Room Parents below). Parents are invited to serve on committees to assist the school and participation are welcome at any level. The three committees to volunteer for are:
Plan and promote events to bring together Jarrow parent events, hikes, cocktail parties, school-wide play dates. Act as Ambassadors to new parents by reaching out through email, phone calls and planning events to help them feel connected and included. Also, help with Junior and Senior El Move-up Nights with outreach to current parents.
Plan and execute teacher appreciation lunch and other small events throughout the year to honor our teachers. Coordinate the Holiday/Thanksgiving Gift cards for each teacher from the class funds. Work with Administration and teachers on increasing communication via the website, classroom web pages to help keep parents informed. The Chair of this committee will also act as Liaison between Room Parents and the JPA and be a direct link between Room Parents, Teachers, and the JPA.
Help plan school-wide events including a fall (Halloween) event, develop an annual spring event. Help with Winter and Spring Concerts, Festival of Lights, and the Gala. Help plan and execute JPA fundraising activities such as Thanksgiving boxes, Skating party, Small Hands purchases, etc.
Please join us as we continue to build our extended family atmosphere of inclusion and participation. Volunteer by filling out this form!
The Jarrow Parent’s Association is a volunteer organization whose mission is
To foster a unified positive spirit among parents, faculty, staff, trustees and students. To promote cooperative communication within the parent body and within the school. To enhance and enrich Jarrow’s tender and supportive environment for our children. To encourage parents to actively embrace, through volunteerism and philanthropy, the priorities and mission of Jarrow, thus partnering with the entire school to strive for excellence.
JPA Sponsored Events
- All School Ice Skating Party
- Thanksgiving Boxes
- Tea with the Head of School
- Monthly Parent Night (or Day) Out
- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
JPA Supported Events
- New Parent Orientation & Reception
- Back-to-School Popsicle and Watermelon Social
- Parent Education Evenings
- December Parade of Lights
- Jarrow’s Big Night
- Winter and Spring Celebrations and Concerts
- Jarrow’s Talent Show
- Primary Halloween Party
If you have questions about the JPA or want to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.