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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 Sara Sherwood, Kristen Saxton, and Abe Mooney at


2019-2020 Events

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


Fun Run: Friday, September 27, 2019

Harvest Festival: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Craft Fair: Saturday, November 16 2019, 10am - 4 pm 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Second week of February, 2020

PVS Auction: Spring 2020

Ongoing: Parent education 

First Friday Coffee Social: Every first Friday, 8:30 am


2019 - 2020 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, to request an interpreter, or with questions.


*September 12

*October 10

*November 14

*December 12

*January 9

*February 13

*March 12

*April 9

*May 14

*June 11 (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.


We look forward to meeting you!