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Parent Association (PVPA)

Portland Village Parent Association (PVPA)

The Portland Village Parent Association (PVPA) is a group of parents and family members who coordinate with our administration, teachers, and PVS Board of Directors to support parent-led school initiatives. The PVPA helps to strengthen community connections and build relationships, supports school-wide communication, provides educational opportunities for families about Waldorf education and other parenting topics, and coordinates volunteer efforts to support the school. We welcome all parents and caregivers to join us for our monthly meetings! Each class has one or two designated “PVPA Representatives” who attend each meeting, then communicate back to their class what is happening that month in our school.


We celebrate the rhythms of the school year with many wonderful festivals and events, which are all parent and family volunteer -powered. We look forward to meeting you!


Questions? Offer to help? Email Stacy Smelser and Sara Sherwood at


2018-2019 Events

We’d love your help with an event or two!


Fun Run: September 2018

Harvest Festival: October 2018

Craft Fair: November 17, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week: February 4-8, 2019

PVS Auction: Spring 2019

Ongoing: Education Outreach

First Friday Coffee Social: Every first Friday


2018-2019 Meeting Dates


Meetings are held in the upper school basement the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! We have childcare available, but will need an RSVP to ensure we have enough childcare providers. Please email us at for childcare for meetings.


*September 13

*October 11

*November 8

*December 13

*January 10

*February 13

*March 14

*April 11

*May 9

*June 13 (planning for the next year!)



PVPA Representatives

(each class should have one or two)


*Attend one PVPA meeting per month (schedule above)

*Encourage participation among class families for events and fundraisers

*Send announcements to the parents in your class

*Give a brief update on upcoming events at class meetings

*Work with the Room Parent to organize participation for teacher appreciation efforts and food for staff meetings.