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.  You are welcome to attend any meeting to learn how our meetings are conducted.  WPG Meetings are not 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 2020-2021 Members

Parent Volunteer Executive Board
WPG President:  Oona Martin (G8&G5 parent)
Vice-President:  Julie Calcote (G2&G5 parent)
Treasurer:  Trina McBride (Hybrid parent)
Secretary:  Kelly DuFort (Hybrid parent)
Fundraising Mentor: Jessica Gardner (G5&G2 parent)

*Note that we are actively looking for Event Chair(s) for WinterFaire and Auction Team members*
WPG/WCC Liaison:  Jessie Menkens (G5 parent)

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

Kindergarten Reps:  VACANCY & VACANCY

1st Grade Reps:  Lauren Perry, Gaby Shelton & Kelsey Budzak
2nd Grade Reps:  Aubree Watenbarger & Bill Shea
3rd Grade Reps:  Calisa & Andrew Kastning
4th Grade Reps:  Crystal Reeves & Eric Judge
5th Grade Reps:  Margaret Mackie, Kira Rafuse & Lauren Perry
6th Grade Reps:  Carrie Harris & VACANCY
7th Grade Reps:  VACANCY & Kylara Hollingsworth
8th Grade Reps:  Carl Battreall & VACANCY
Hybrid Class:  Julianne Andrews & Janel Lippy

Faculty and Ex-Officio Positions
Faculty Rep:  Lorrie Miner
Recording Secretary:  Molly Towner (paid/shared with WCC/Faculty)
Principal:  Julie Pepe-Phelps (non-voting)

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Receive the children in reverence, Educate them in love, Let them go forth in freedom.
~Rudolf Steiner


The Winterberry Parent Guild (WPG) is established as a 501c3 non-profit.  Our Tax ID# is 20-3900032 . 

Winterberry Charter School  4802 Bryn Mawr Court, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508 (907) 742-0139

Please note that this website is maintained by volunteer parents from the Winterberry Parent Guild.  Anchorage School District maintains the Official Winterberry Charter School Website.

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