ROOM PARENTS perform several important functions for the school. They represent their children’s classes at Parent Club general meetings to ensure representation, provide assistance with class-related projects, and provide the communication link between parents and the Parent Club. They work at the request of the teacher, with the Head’s approval, along with other parents, providing assistance with holiday parties, field trips, in-school projects, and a variety of other events. Room Parents are also encouraged to attend Head of School Teas (held periodically throughout the year) as often as possible and to encourage participation from respective grade levels.
WELCOMING COMMITTEE volunteers help new families feel welcome during their first year at OVS by extending phone calls, initiating invitations to school events, answering questions, and generally helping to acclimate new families to the community throughout the year. The committee assigns a mentor family to each new family that joins the OVS community throughout the year (preferably from their student’s classroom).
FAMILY FUN COMMITTEE supports the school in spearheading fun family events. In the interest of building community, our families also appreciate opportunities to come together quarterly for such events as a Chili Cook-Off, an International Night, a Parent Weekend Cake Walk, and the Concert on the Quad.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE volunteers organize and manage one annual fundraiser for the purpose of gaining revenue for Parent Club. The funds are used to support special requests of the Heads of School, requested twice annually, that directly impact the greatest number of students. The fundraiser must not detract from parent participation in the Annual Fund. Parent Club typically donates a percentage of Parent Club revenue to the Annual Fund. Each campus runs separate fundraisers.
NOTICE/DISPLAY BOARD COMMITTEE volunteers ensure eye-catching notices on our message boards and support faculty in creating display boards throughout the school as needed.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE volunteers ensure recognition of community members who are going through a difficult time, such as an unforeseen illness or passing of a loved one; or for those celebrating a birth, marriage, or other causes for support and cheer.
TEACHER APPRECIATION VOLUNTEERS organize parent groups to find appropriate expressions of gratitude to the faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week, and in smaller ways throughout the year.
TOMATOMANIA COMMITTEE helps organize and promote this annual fundraiser, which welcomes the community to the Lower Campus for a massive heirloom tomato seedling sale & festival.
GALA & AUCTION COMMITTEE works with staff on Ojai Valley School’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Committee members promote ticket sales, gather auction items, and help make this adults-only dinner & auction both fun and memorable.