Waterfront School Foundation Membership FAQ's

 

Who Is Eligible to become a WSF Member? 

  • A Parent or Guardian to a child who attends or attended Waterfront Montessori (Parents who are teachers and staff members are encouraged to join as well!)

  • Payment of $25 membership dues, one membership for the family


 

What is the Membership Commitment?
(When I Become A Member What Am I Agreeing To do)

Membership is a choice and how active you become depends on you. Our goal is to provide various opportunities or commitment levels in an effort to encourage your participation.

Here are 3 powerful ways you can make an impact:

  • Time:

    • There is no set time commitment.

    • We appreciate any time you can spare. It can be in the form of volunteering to help or participating and attending WSF events. (See time committee continuum below)

  • Talent:

    • Share your skills. We are always looking for help in various areas.

    • A few examples: accounting, seamstress, blogging, social media, photographer, etc.

  • Treasure:

    • You want to help, but don’t have time.

    • We greatly appreciate your donations to help us achieve our goals.

    • Please use the link in the top right corner to donate. (Donations are tax-deductible)

Many hands make light work.
— John Heywood

 

What Is the Frequency of events/meetings?

WSF tries to have at least one event a month for parents. We often have additional events which also include the entire family or the community.

Members

  • Members are encouraged to attend as many events as they are comfortably able to.

  • Members are also strongly encouraged to attend our Annual meeting

Board Members

  • The Board typically meets once a week to plan for upcoming events and fundraising

Committee Members

  • Committee Members typically touch base frequently via emails

  • Committee Meeting frequencies are determined on a need-basis and with the consensus of the group.

A Dream You Dream Alone Is Only A Dream. A Dream You Dream Together Is Reality.
— John Lennon/Yoko Ono

 

What Are the Various Levels of Involvement Available?

We believe everyone can do something! Here is our WSF Time Commitment Continuum. See what feels right for you and then jump in. We are happy you are here and we look forward to calling you a member!

Time and Resource Heavy

  • Board Membership

Targeted Leadership Time

  • Chair a Committee

  • Classroom Parent

  • Chair an Initiative within a Committee

    • Book Fair

    • Lead a Coffee Social

Short-term Time Intensive

  • Community Outreach

  • One-off Volunteer Days

  • Event Set-Up/Clean-Up

Participate

  • Be a WSF Good Will Ambassador

  • Support Each Other 

  • Share Thoughts & Give Feedback


 

what are the membership perks?

WSF Membership provides a way to get more involved with the school, the parents, and our wider community for the entire family. Our membership perks also include:

  • Access to Members Only Events
     
  • Discount Pricing for merchandise and events
     
  • Community Involvement
     
  • Establishing relationships with other WFM parents