When is a school more than just a school?
Because of the dedication of our parent volunteers, we are not simply a school—we are a community of families.
西敏寺 values and encourages parent engagement. Relationships between parents, 教师, 学生, administrators are strengthened by parent involvement in the volunteer opportunities offered through our parent groups—PAWS, PAWS in the 较低的学校, Catbackers. 找到有意义的东西, rewarding ways to share their time and talents, our parents find their place at 西敏寺 and develop a sense of community. 通过志愿服务, friendships are forged, 好工作完成了, all aspects of our school community are enhanced.
All 西敏寺 parents are members of PAWS (Parents Association of The 西敏寺 Schools). PAWS leaders and volunteers play an integral role in planning and executing schoolwide events such as the annual Pigskin Picnic in the fall and WestFest in the spring. 除了, PAWS sponsors parent education programs, facilitates communication to parents, hosts regular meetings featuring school administrators and 教师 to keep parents updated on campus happenings.
西敏寺's libraries, 招生计划, 艺术系, many more benefit from the dedication of PAWS volunteers who come together to enhance our school's programs.
PAWS in the 较低的学校
Parents of children in pre-first through fifth grades are encouraged to become actively involved in PAWS in the 较低的学校 (PAWSinLS). Monthly "Coffee and Conversation" gatherings hosted by PAWSinLS provide an opportunity for 较低的学校 parents to stay in the know about what is happening in Love Hall. PAWSinLS volunteers serve in a variety of capacities—as room representatives, 野战日志愿者, 艺术联络人, 图书馆志愿者, 还有更多.
As 西敏寺's parent athletic booster group, Catbackers encourages and supports all organized sports with Wildcat loyalty and team spirit. A parent-run Steering Committee oversees production of the Green & 白色体育杂志, manages the concession stands, hosts spirit events for 学生 and parents. Funds raised through concession and spirit item sales help maintain the excellence of our athletic programs.