The PA strives to foster an inclusive sense of community, offering a forum where the Elisabeth Morrow community can address issues of interest, provide parent education, support and express appreciation for the faculty, create social opportunities for students and parents, and help connect families to each other. All parents and caregivers of EMS students are automatically members of the PA, and we encourage all families to become engaged in school activities.
The PA is run by eight parent volunteers, who serve as officers of the Executive Board. It is funded by annual family dues and through its fundraising events. Monies are spent on our programming as well as making a sizable annual donation to The Apple Tree Fund.
Highlights of the PA activities include our Welcome Breakfast, Parent Education Speaker Series, Fall Festival, Community Service Drives, biennial International Food Festival, Family Fitness Fun Day, and our primary fundraiser, The Great Storytelling Festival & Book Fair. The PA is responsible for running the School Store and for organizing the Faculty & Staff Gift Fund in December and June.
Many opportunities exist for becoming involved with the PA. Parents can join a variety of committees and clubs, sign up to be class parents, and volunteer at events.
For more information and to sign up for our 2020-21 school year initiatives, email firstname.lastname@example.org.