In partnership with the school, the Parent Association organizes community-building events, provides a forum for parent-to-parent communication and socialization, and implements activities to enhance the student and community experience at Sunny Hollow Montessori. In addition, the Parent Association organizes the Parent Liaison program described below and helps raise money to support the programs at Sunny Hollow.
The Parent Association engages parents and families with monthly parent coffees, a back-to-school wine-and-cheese event, bike-to-school days, the Fall Festival, a book fair, a Spaghetti Dinner and Dance, and the Spring Fair.
To create community amongst our families, the Parent Association also organizes a Mom’s Night Out, a Dad’s Night Out, and monthly meet-ups where families get together at sites around the Twin Cities. With the help of the Parent Association and our many active parents, the Sunny Hollow community is strong and vibrant.
Fostering a sense of community among Sunny Hollow families and staff, Parent Liaisons provide support and assistance for guides and new Sunny Hollow families. Each classroom has one or two volunteer parents to assist with activities such as welcoming new parents, communicating school events, organizing family events outside school hours and supporting guides’ classroom needs/requests. Some of the events organized by Parent Liaisons include ice skating outings, trips to the park, potlucks, adult-only happy hours and family bowling nights.
For more information about the Parent Association, contact our Parent Connections Coordinator, Jenny Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.