What is the MCDS Parent Guild?
The Parent Guild is a volunteer-run organization in which every parent and guardian of an MCDS student is automatically a member. The mission of the Parent Guild is simple yet so important: To build community.
What does the Parent Guild do?
The Parent Guild builds community by sponsoring activities and events that bring us closer together throughout the year. Events include the Back-to-School Picnic, Books and Bagels, International Fair, Scholastic Book Fairs, Pre-concert Dinners, and the Spring Carnival. The Parent Guild brings the faculty and staff together by sponsoring a holiday party, year-end celebration, teacher appreciation week mementos, and periodic lunches and dinners during parent-teacher conferences. The organization raises funds for these community-bonding events through annual Poinsettia/Geranium sales (flowers decorate the stages of our Winter and Spring Concerts before families take them home to enjoy), Used Uniform sales, Box Top collections, Mabel’s Labels, and the Spring Carnival. Funds raised sustain Parent Guild activities, faculty appreciation, and faculty requests that enhance the educational experiences for our students.
How can I get involved with Parent Guild?
There are many ways to get involved!
• Sign-up today through the Volunteer Opportunities online form located in the Parent Portal.
• Join us in September, November, January, March, and May for our Parent Guild meetings where we discuss upcoming events and topics of interest to parents.
• Look for our monthly e-newsletters, sent on the third Monday of each month.
• Let us know how you would like to help, and we will find a way for you to get involved. Positions on the Executive Committee are elected in the spring.
Who can I contact about the Parent Guild?
The 2013-14 Parent Guild Executive Committee:
Michelle Mulder, President – firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Moyes-Fries, President-Elect – email@example.com
Stephanie Christenson, Treasurer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie Wurzel, Secretary – email@example.com
Evelina Bolotiuc, Volunteer Coordinator – evelina.bolotiuc
Rhonda Vosdingh, Volunteer Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Guild Fundraising
Mabel’s Labels – Would you like to help your child’s belongings make their way home from school, camp, after school activities, or the pool – and help MCDS at the same time? The MCDS Parent Guild has an on-going fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels. Mabel’s Labels offers personalized, colorful, indestructible and easy-to-use labels. Click here for more information and to place your order.