Chairs and Committees

Parents Association Officers 

Suzanne Gallagher, president
Meghan Millard, vice president
Satin Lambert, treasurer
Evelyn Sample-Oates, secretary

Committee Chairs

Nicole McKeown, hospitality Mary Jane Przydzial,homeroom parents
(vacant), mercy outreach/family to family Anna Doyle, events and programs/"fun" raising
Eileen Everly, events and programs/"fun" raising Carrie Santoro, events and programs/"fun" raising
Nancy Link, events and programs/"fun" raising Patty Schwab, events and programs/"fun" raising
Cassandra Doyle,athletics Kaci Griffin, athletics
Jim King, athletics Carolyn Mooney, aid to faculty
Ashley Robinson, aid to faculty Trish Passarella, music and performing arts
Colleen Dwyer Hanson, uniform swap Ashley Robinson, uniform swap
Suzanne Mullen, school store/Waldron wear sale  

Committees

HOMEROOM COORDINATORS/VOLUNTEERS AND PARENTS ASSOCIATION PARENT LIAISON

Each grade will have one coordinator who will work with the teachers to organize the events and activities for the grade. Coordinators will reach out to all the parents of the grade who are interested in running an event/activity. The selected homeroom coordinator will organize parent volunteers (as needed) and select parents to assist them in planning events for the grade.   (Homeroom volunteers are needed at different times throughout the year, and require one or more hours.)  A form asking parents whether or not they would like to be considered for homeroom coordinator will be distributed in the summer mailing.  Homeroom volunteers will be solicited at the beginning of the school year by the selected coordinator.

AID TO FACULTY

This committee recruits and organizes volunteers to work in various capacities within the school: programs such as monthly faculty treats, Mercy Day, and Teacher Appreciation Day, and departments such as The Albert T. Perry Memorial Library, Computer Lab, Art Room and the Main Office. Volunteer time commitments as little as one hour are available.

ATHLETICS

This committee organizes Homecoming and Winter Carnival activities, the Spirit Club, home game snack sales, intramural basketball, and the sports banquet. It supports sports teams as needed, and if that support requires funding, brings those requests to the Parents Association Board.

SOCIAL EVENTS

This committee organizes various types of social events for WMA students and families. The committee is responsible for two annual events for the younger students, Snack with Santa and the Easter Egg Hunt. Other family events this committee has organized over the years include a hayride, skating party, fashion show and trip to Radio City Music Hall during the Christmas season. Social events vary from year to year. Volunteers are welcome to help plan, organize and/or facilitate specific events. There are a wide variety of time commitments available. Events are posted on the our website calendar and noted in the WMA Weekly, WMA's weekly e-newsletter. Volunteers are welcome to make their interests known.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

This committee seeks out speakers and programs addressing topics of interest to parents and schedules seminars throughout the school year. Several discussions are planned for this year with the assistance of the noted Family Forum. In addition, this committee works with administration to identify, research and evaluate special-interest programs that may be directed to the students. Past efforts include Dr. Curt Hinson’s “Six Steps to a Trouble-Free Playground,” which was introduced into WMA’s curriculum; a presentation of an anti-bullying play, performed by a local Philadelphia theatre company; and programs directed to children and adolescents and their safe use of the Internet.

HOSPITALITY

This committee has many opportunities to volunteer for an hour or two at a time! WMA invites parents and the general public to our school periodically, and counts on the PTC to help in extending hospitality to our guests. This committee provides refreshments at various functions throughout the year.

MERCY OUTREACH/FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

This committee organizes a wonderful opportunity for WMA families to work together to provide food to individuals with few resources. Families prepare meals and serve them to the men residing at St. Columba’s Shelter in West Philadelphia. This committee also responds to Waldron Mercy families by providing meals, transportation, child care, etc., in times of need, and is the liaison for each grade’s Mercy Outreach activities.

MUSIC/PERFORMING ARTS

This committee organizes parent involvement with musical theatre and the choral music programs at WMA throughout the academic year. Whatever your interests or talents may be, such as costumes, sets, ticket sales, refreshments, or chaperoning, there is opportunity for involvement. The time commitment is flexible to your schedule.

SCHOOL STORE/WALDRON WEAR SALES

The Parents Association is proud to run WMA's school store. We have the latest athletic apparel for students, parents and faculty. We also have accessories like duffel bags, jackets and magnets. Waldron Wear can be worn on any "Gym Uniform" day. The school store is located in the lower level and is open every morning from 7:30 to 8:05 a.m., or by special request. Waldron Wear is also sold at many Parents Association events. Please contactSuzanne Mullen if you would like to shop or have any questions.

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513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066 
t. 610-664-9847 
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