The Waitsfield PTA is a vital and important part of our school. It sponsors informational meetings for parents and staff and raises funds for many special activities and equipment. Their support enables children to participate in many enrichment activities including field trips and artist residencies. There are many ways to be involved with the PTA; you can attend the monthly meeting ,the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm, or get involved with any of their many projects. Notification of PTA activities (and needs) generally comes through the school newsletter.
Please be in touch with any of the PTA officers (see below) if you wish to further discuss the PTA and/or how you might get involved--- or feel free to stop by one of our meetings!
Thank you to all who supported the annual Waitsfield School PTA Ski & Skate sale. Whether you shopped, volunteered, or sold items -- or all of the above-- we couldn’t have done it without you. The sale, in its 41st year of operation, got a major re-envisioning as we worked to incorporate COVID-19 safety protocols. Thank you especially to Mad River Glen for generously offering your location. What better way to shop for outdoor gear than with the glorious slopes as our backdrop?
The sale, in addition to being a great opportunity to sell or buy winter goods, has always been a social event. The chance to catch up with someone whom you may have not seen for some time, to chat while looking for just the right ski and dream together of the awesome winter season ahead was perhaps the best part of the sale.
The proceeds raised from the sale go directly to supporting our students: they help us pay for our winter ski/board program, our outdoor education program, our artist residency and much more. Additionally, they fund items that benefit our whole community: improvements to our playground, the creation of the pump track, donation to the Waitsfield sidewalk project and an outdoor meeting space which will be coming soon!
After our one year hiatus due to COVID, we were thrilled to be back. Thank you for your understanding of the changes we needed to make to keep the sale safe and feasible during a continued pandemic. While we have learned not to take anything for granted, we are taking all we learned from this year’s sale and are hoping to be back better than ever next year!
Respectfully, The Waitsfield PTA
Elizabeth Schwartz, President
Vice President-Eileen Turner