From the Parent Association

PA meeting Wednesday November 6 at 8:30 am ONLY! No 6:30 pm meeting.

Guest speakers: Gerhard Engel, Director of Strategic Planning and Finance, and Sheila Shroeder, Board of Trustees Finance Committee.
Topic: school financial health and tuition expectations.
In the Grade School Library

SFWS Parent Association November Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Special Guest Speakers - See above (45 mins)
    A.     General financial situation of the school
    B.     Tuition and tuition increases over the last 10 years
    C.     Budget, Grade School and High School
    D.     Annual fund, grants
    E.     Endowment, financial aid, faculty and staff salaries
    F.     Q&A
  3. III.     Committee Updates (10 mins)
  4. IV.     Upcoming Events (5 mins)
    A.     Used Book Sale 11/12
    B.     Winter Fair Handwork (Stop by the library after drop off and learn learn a craft or work side by side with other parents making items for sale at the Winter Fair. Kits available. All skill levels welcome.) 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
    C.     Coffee Social (after drop off in the wood shop) 11/18
    D.     Winter Fair 12/8
    E.     December Parent Association Meeting 12/11
    F.     Coffee Social (after drop off in the wood shop) 12/18

** Please note: All Parent Association meetings for the 2013 - 2014 year will be held to the hour allotted time as a courtesy to those in attendance. If a topic goes over time, it may be tabled for the next meeting or a special meeting to address a specific topic can be held as soon as time permits. Please feel free to submit all questions or topics ahead of time. Thank you for your understanding.

Melinda Scully ( and Candace Tam (


The PA room needs your beautiful handmade items to sell at winter fair this year. Please contact either Melinda Scully or Candace tam so we can display your treasure!


If you are not able to make something this year for the PA to sell, perhaps you have fabrics, notions, fabric paints, forms, yarns etc or even half finished projects we can complete for you!  Please contact Melinda Scully A box for donations will be at the front entrance to the school starting Monday November