Welcome to the Oak Meadow Montessori School Parents’ Association (OMPA)
What is OMPA?
The Oak Meadow Parents' Association (OMPA) is the official body of parent representation and involvement for Oak Meadow Montessori School. It is made up of all parents and caregivers of OMMS students.
The mission of the Parents’ Association is to enhance the sense of community at the school. Activities of the Parents’ Association include:
- Family events, such as OaktoberFest in the fall, a Cultural Heritage Festival in winter, a family Game Night sponsored by GameWright, and the End-Of-Year Carnival
- Annual Book Fair, which generates funds to enhance our school library
- Staff luncheons and other staff appreciation events
- Sponsoring and producing parent education events
- Special Activities for the Dads of Oak Meadow (the DOOM squad!
What are the goals of OMPA?
Independent schools traditionally seek partnership with parents, and the role of the Parents' Association is to work with the administration to build that partnership. The main objectives of OMPA are:
- Promoting the spirit of friendship throughout Oak Meadow, which makes our community strong.
- Strengthening community spirit through events and activities. This includes parents' educational evenings, Golden Bean events, community events, and festivals.
- Promoting awareness of Oak Meadow Montessori School.
- Providing practical assistance within a wide range of school activies. This includes but is not limited to: library support; room parent assistance; metoring program support; staff appreciation; community service events; and other school-wide events.
An easy way to stay informed and get involved is by attending regularly scheduled OMPA meetings. These meetings are open to all interested parents, whether you are on the board or not, and are generally held once a month. We welcome fresh ideas and active participants, so please join us! See below for a list of all meetings and upcoming OMPA events.
Getting Involved at Oak Meadow
All parents and caregivers are members of the Parents' Associaton just by having an enrolled student at Oak Meadow Montessori School. The Oak Meadow experience is enhanced for everyone when parents and caregivers join in supporting the school by volunteering their time, effort, and experience.
Many levels of involvement are available. Whether you can assist an hour a week in the library, help once a month, or are just that extra pair of hands helping to clean up after another successful festival, your help is needed and appreciated! Start small and participate in a meeting, or jump in with both feet and help with an event. There is something for everyone!
What Help is Needed?
OMPA is organized into committees. Sign up to be part of a committee! All volunteers are welcome.
Community Service Committee This committee will be involved in organizing service-oriented events for the Oak Meadow community. If you have ideas and/or would like to participate, please click here to email the Community Service Committee chair.
Library Committee The goal of this committee is to maintain an organized and efficient library for the school, as well as to oversee the volunteer schedule of all parent librarians who assist with the library classes. Click here to email the Library Committee chair!
Events Committee Do you love planning parties and events? Do you have a great idea for an event? This committee covers all aspects of the legendary Oak Meadow festivals and events! Click here to email the Events Committee chair and join the fun!
Staff Appreciation Committee Join this committee and help show your apprecition for the incredible facluty, staff, and administration at Oak Meadow! Do you love food and/or planning the perfect menu? Is baking one of your hobbies, or are you an award-winning dessert maker This is the committee for you! Click here to email the Staff Appreciation Committee chair.
Room Parents Would you like to participate in a classroom and share your expertise or experience with students? Click here to contact the Room Parent Coordinator.
DOOM (Dads Of Oak Meadow) Are you an Oak Meadow dad looking for ways to help? This informal group meets when needed, and rolls up their sleeves to help out when they can. Click here to contact the DOOM Coordinator and sign up today!
Meet the OMPA Board and Committee Chairs!
Upcoming Parents' Association Events:
Please note that all are welcome and encouraged to attend OMPA board meetings!
Friday, September 7, 2012: Golden Bean at 8:40 a.m. followed by OMPA Board Meeting at 9:45
Friday, September 14, 2012: OMPA Room Parent Meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Friday, September 28, 2012: Golden Bean at 8:40 a.m.
Saturday, September 29, 2012: OMPA Fall Planting Day at OMMS
Friday, October 5, 2012: OMPA Community Service Day at Lowell Wish Project
Tuesday, October 9, 2012: OMPA Board Meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2012: OMPA Welcome Back Fall Festival
Wednesday, October 31, 2012: Golden Bean Cider & Donuts at 9:15 a.m.
Saturday, November 3, 2012: OMPA Community Service Day at On The Rise
Tuesday, November 13, 2012: OMPA Board Meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Tuesday, November 27 - Thursday, November 29, 2012: OMPA Book Fair
Friday, November 30, 2012: Golden Bean at 8:40 a.m.
Monday, December 3, 2012: OMPA Community Service Day - Holiday Giving Tree
Monday, December 10, 2012: OMPA Cookie Swap
Friday, January 18, 2013: OMPA Board Meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Friday, January 25, 2013: OMPA Cultural Heritage Festival
Friday, February 15, 2013: Golden Bean at 8:40 a.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013: OMPA Game Night
Tuesday, March 12, 2013: OMPA Board Meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Friday, March 15, 2013: Golden Bean at 8:40 a.m.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013: OMPA Board Meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013: OMPA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Wednesday, May 15, 2013: OMPA Annual Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2013: OMPA Spring Planting Day at OMMS
Sunday, June 2, 2013: OMPA End-of-Year Picnic
Please watch your email for more information and reminders for each event. We look forward to seeing you!
Do you wish to serve on upcoming boards or committees, or want more information on OMPA? Send an email to Parents' Association Chair Elana Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Director of Admission and Parent Relations Erin Palmer at email@example.com.