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

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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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Volunteering is at the very heart of our school.
Our commitment to volunteering helps keep the school running smoothly and is part of our school community agreements.

Share a High Five! Winterberry Families Plan to Volunteer at least 20 hours per child per school year.  Remember to log your volunteer hours! It's so important. Our rock-solid volunteer participation keeps Winterberry strong and keeping track of hours helps us win grants. 

It starts with your Classroom.  Ask your Teacher how you can help contribute time and/or resources to classrooms, gatherings, event preparations and parent nights.  

  • Get to know the other parents in your class:

    • Attend parent nights.

    • Participate in community rhythms

    • Attend events and Share your presence with us. ​

  • Contribute to annual fundraising efforts to support teacher training and other school programs and needs.​

  • Does your classroom have WPG representation? If so, introduce yourself and offer what you can do.  If not, why not Join Us?

Have a little more room to give this year?​

  • Serve as an event chair or find a friend and co-chair together.

  • Take on or share smaller support positions that take much less time but create more cohesion and ease for the Event Chair: 

    • Volunteer Coordination

    • Marketing

    • Set-up, Decor & Clean Up

    • Event Security,

    • Activity Shifts​

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Want to help, but on your own schedule? Other year-long positions include: 

  • Faculty Lunch Coordination (Vacancy - contact Crystal Reeves)

  • Lobby Bookshelf Tidy Team (Thank you Jennifer (and Olive) Estes)

  • School Store Manager (Thank you Kira Rafuse!)

  • WPG Wix Site Webmaster (Vacancy - contact Oona Martin)

 Log your hours in person at the front desk into the Binder or use this quick Google Form to do it right now! 
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
-Helen Keller
HELP WANTED! 
 
Winter Faire 2020 Event Coordinator

Job Description: The Winter Fair Coordinator (or co-coordinators) initiate the event with email and phone coordination, delegates room activities to established Activity and Game coordinators. 

Good to know:  You would be the point of contact for general questions and will need to feel comfortable making decisions that benefit the school (with support from WPG leadership).  It is easiest to begin planning in late November, with a light but specific list of tasks and work load as you get up to speed and gain commitments from past activity leads.   

Contact us and let us know you're willing to help.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

As you can imagine, event planning can be intense as it has lots of moving pieces and volunteers to figure out, so being organized and responsive really helps.  

The work load ramps up in January depending on your delegation skills. 

Here is an Overview of WinterFaire 2019

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  –Anne Frank
2020 Auction Team Members Needed

Job Description: The Auction Team Coordinator (or co-coordinators) initiate the event with email and phone coordination.  

Our school Auction is a large but rewarding event that brings in a lot of love and support for our community and school. 

Committed Team Members are KEY!  We are so lucky to have some returning Team Members but we need a few more to spread the work around. 

Good to know:   Once the Venue and Food decisions are made (asap), it is all about Donations, Ticket Sales and Communicating our needs to the community.  It is easiest to begin preliminary planning in late November/Early December to make the early decisions and set up the website so that the Auction is ready to launch after Winter Faire. 

The work load is mostly tending to donations, making phone calls, communicating to the team. and encouraging ticket sales as we approach Auction Day.  

The week before the Auction is Busy.

Here is an Overview of Auction 2019

Updated List of Auction Team Members

Auction Event Planner: VACANT

Event Communications and Advertising: VACANT
Donations Solicitation Coordinator: Kira Rafuse
Donations Receiving Manager and Silent Auction Data Entry: VACANT
Donations Acknowledgment and Thank You team: VACANT

Graphic Artist: Kelly DuFort
Ticket Sales and Website Manager:  VACANT

Class Baskets Coordinator: VACANT