The Hartsbrook School

Family Association

The Family Association strives to build a vibrant community among parents/guardians and between parents/guardians and the faculty, staff, and board;  to strengthen communications within the school and with the broader community; and to foster parent engagement, connection, and involvement in the life of the school.

See school calendar for upcoming Family Association Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 6th 7-9pm 

See Parent Portal>Docs for Family Association and Committee notes

Family Association Initiatives

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Hartsbrook
A good IDEA.  Through a collaborative process between the Family Association, Faculty Conference, Board of Trustees, staff, alumni, and other community members, the school formed an Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Ad-Hod (IDEA)  More Info

Parent Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays. 8:30-9am, South Modular
Please join us for parent meditation. Newcomers are welcome!  More Info
Contact: Jennifer Hall-Witt

Community Crafting
Thursdays, 8:45 – 10:45am, Handwork Room
Weekly crafting gatherings to bring your own work or learn a new craft together.  See the  Hartsbrook Community Crafting Blog for craft instructions and current schedules.
Contact: CommunityCrafting@Hartsbrook.org

Single Parent Group
Single parents share the unique challenges of single and co-parenthood, within our Waldorf community, in ways that are supportive and in a forward moving direction. This is an opportunity to build new friendships with like-minded folks.  Monthly informal meetings! All are welcome.
Contact: Jen Weaver

Parent Meet-ups
Join fellow parents for some chit chat over food and drink. No particular agenda, just getting to know one another more. Drop in as you can.
Contact: Carl Knerr

Hartsbrook Family Camping!
Typically Early August, Dates TBD
Rally your class! This trip is a great way for children and adults to enjoy the best of New England summers. A gorgeous river for swimming, bike trails, open fields for games, and a huge bonfire. We rent the whole campground so it’s easy for children and families to mix, mingle and roam! Indian Hollow, Chesterfield, MA

Past Initiatives

2017 Hot Chocolate Run
Hartsbrook will run as a team in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run.  If you are interested in participating in the Hot Chocolate Run . when registering, select “Join a fundraising team” and choose “Hartsbrook School”. Contact: Jennie Abbingsole

From the Hartsbrook Blog — Family Association

State of the School Address
Hello, my name is Virginia McWilliam and I am the newly appointed Pedagogical Chair. I work alongside Fran Cameron who is the Administrative Chair. I am deeply grateful for her grace and incredible talents in the work of helping direct the school into the future. The horizon for many of the teachers at the school is somewhat defined by of…

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Hartsbrook
A good IDEA.  The Hartsbrook School has embarked on an exciting new inclusion, equity, and diversity initiative.  Through a collaborative process between the Family Association, Faculty Conference, Board of Trustees, staff, alumni, and other community members, the school formed a one-year Ad-Hoc Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee to conduct a rigorous analysis over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year…

Governance Changes ~ New Roles ~ Pedagogical Chair and Administrative Chair
Dear Parents and Members of the Hartsbrook Community, We are writing to let you know about important changes in the school’s leadership effective this September. Over the past two years, the school has been engaged in a process of strategic renewal, which resulted in the formation of the Governance Task Force mandated to examine the school’s existing structure and organizational…

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