Winterberry Parent Guild (WPG)
The WPG is a representative parent body made up of one member per class (9), a faculty member, and 6 officers. Each class also elects an alternate with full voting rights to fill in when the primary representative is not available. In addition, one elected parent member is appointed by the WPG as the WPG/WCC Liaison who is a voting member of both bodies.
The WPG is primarily focused on raising funds for the school and dispersing those funds equitably in support of enhancing Waldorf inspired education. The WPG is established as a 501c3 non-profit. Thus far, the most important, and most expensive, is to fund training for our teachers in Waldorf teaching methods; however, the WPG has also supported afterschool programs, teaching materials, and educational field trip expenses. In order to raise funds and to encourage community participation, the WPG organizes the Annual Giving Campaign, Harvest Dance, Enchanted Village, Winter Fair, Head-Heart-Hands Auction, and other fundraising and community building events.
Finally, it is the WPG who holds the lease with the owner of our new building, and thus, it is the landlord for Winterberry Charter School.
The WPG meetings are at 6:00 p.m. at the school on the first Thursday of every month and everyone in the school community is encouraged to attend as often as possible. Agendas are posted online and in the school foyer in advance of the meetings. To view past agendas and minutes, click on this Google drive link, WPG Minutes.
2017/2018 WPG Minutes