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About the Winterberry Parent Guild (WPG)

Who are we and what does the WPG do?

We are a mix of parents and teachers dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the Winterberry Parent Guild.

We work together to raise money, hold fun events and fill gaps in the schools funding for school activities. 

As the parent-teacher organization, we are a non-profit that provides financial support to Winterberry Charter School through fundraising and events. 


The WPG is a parents’ group; its mission is to support the Winterberry Charter School and its teachers for the betterment of the children attending the School.

The WPG meetings are at 6:00 p.m. at the school on the first Thursday of every month and everyone in the school community is encouraged to attend as often as possible.  

Elections for Officer Positions take place in March and April.  You are welcome to attend any meeting to learn how our meetings are conducted.  WPG Meetings are not typically held in June or July.  

WPG Officers: 
Positions that may be up for election or appointment include: 

  • Even Years:  President, Treasurer, WCC/WPG Liaison. 

  • ODD Years Secretary, Fundraising Chair and Vice President

WPG Class Representatives are elected by classrooms however/whenever the class chooses to do so. Representatives and Alternates typically serve for a 2 year commitment and expected to help recruit and train a replacement after their commitment is up.  

Current 2021-2022 Members

Parent Volunteer Executive Board
WPG President:  Erin Schneider  
Vice-President:  Tapia Stover  
Treasurer:  Liz Osorio  
Secretary:  Kelly DuFort 
Fundraising: Jessica Gardner (seeks mentee)

WPG/WCC Liaison:  Nick Perry

*Note that we are actively looking for VACANT positions and Event support Team members*

Parent Volunteer Class Representatives & Alternates
(1 Vote per class.)

Hybrid Class:  Tara Blankenship & Nicole Kopacz

Kindergarten Reps:  Liane Erickson & Mackenzie Holm

1st Grade Reps:  Liz Birkos & Megan Griffith

2nd Grade Reps:  Chris Judge & Kira Rafuse
3rd Grade Reps:  Lindsay Belle Sobolik & Mary Alexander

4th Grade Reps:  Jenn Owens & Woodrie Burich
5th Grade Reps:  BJ Stone & Andrew Kastning
6th Grade Reps:  Crystal Reeves & Eric Judge
7th Grade Reps:  Benjiman Uffenbeck & VACANCY
8th Grade Reps:  Aubree Wattenbarger & VACANCY

Faculty and Ex-Officio Positions
Faculty Rep:  Kim Spillane & Tomas Jensen
Recording Secretary:  Molly Towner (paid/shared with WCC/Faculty)
Principal:  Julie Pepe-Phelps (non-voting)

Sending big-time gratitude to outgoing WCC Liaison Jessie Menkens who served since 2016! 

We are also grateful to WPG past-president Oona Martin for ongoing support and. Your presence, energy and countless contributions make us a stronger school community.

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