Who We Are
Every parent or guardian of a Wildwood student is a member of the Wildwood Parent Guardian Organization (PGO). Parent/guardian volunteers donate their time and talent in numerous ways with the shared goal to enrich the school. Our mission is to support community building, curriculum enrichment and equity for all children at Wildwood Elementary School. To fulfill that mission we strive to support teachers and staff so that they in turn can provide the best elementary school experience for all students.
The Leadership Committee
The PGO Leadership Committee, also known as the PGO Core, works closely together throughout the year to keep the organization running smoothly. Please feel free to reach out at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments. We welcome your input and your involvement, at whatever level is comfortable for you. The more families that get involved, the better our school will be.
For 2020-2021, the Leadership Committee is comprised of the following parents:
- Co-Chairs: Eugenia Clerico and Christine Lindstrom
- Treasurer: Laura Melbin
- Class Parent Coordinator: Kristen DeAngelis
- Fundraising Coordinator: Christine Lindstrom
- Communication Chair: Lara Friedman
- Member-at-Large: Kerry Crosby
In addition to the Leadership Committee, the following people play very helpful roles:
- Blog/Facebook: William Devore & Ellen Boucher
- Teacher Mini-Grants Coordinator: Heather Welch
- Social Justice Committee Member: Molly Christie
- Interim Volunteer Coordinator: Becky Miller
We have established coordinator positions to help classrooms run more smoothly:
- Kristen DeAngelis is the 2020/2021 Class Parent Coordinator. Please contact Kristen or us if you are interested in becoming a class parent, or with any questions about your role as one.
PGO Position Descriptions: In early 2016, we created a list of positions on this document.
PGO Tasks & Events: In early 2016, we created a list of events & tasks on this document
What We Do
The Wildwood PGO plans and executes fundraising events throughout the school year, in addition to “passive fundraising” ways of generating money for the school, and then gives back to the school in the form of grants for teachers, funding for field trips, visiting artists, donating to Principal Nick’s discretionary fund, and reimbursing teachers for supplies they buy for their classrooms. The PGO also organizes community building events, such as the Multi-Cultural Fair in the spring, Science Night, Welcome coffees, and staff appreciation events. In June 2018, the PGO paraded the first annual “Woot Woot Wagon” through the school, filled with classroom supplies and treats for teachers and staff. It was so much fun to see the joy on the faces of the staff. Remember to thank a teacher or staff member next time you are in the school. 🙂
How You Can Contribute
- You can find are a few ways to help us earn for Wildwood with passive fundraisers (at no cost to you) at this page
- Donations are always welcome! You can donate online through this link.
How to Contact Us
You can contact a coordinator via email at: email@example.com