Community

Parents Council

Parents Council is The Preschool’s parent organization made up of approximately 20 volunteer-led committees that serve to enhance the preschool experience for everyone - children, parents, and teachers alike. Committees coordinate celebrations for teachers, cultural experiences for kids, enrichment opportunities for parents, and fundraising events for the school. All parents are invited and encouraged to participate on get involved with the committees that best suit their time and talents, not only because their efforts benefit our school, but especially because The Preschool values the connection that families make with one another.  
We are well underway building another amazing Parents Council Slate for the 2024-2025 school year. There are still some great opportunities to get involved, volunteer with our children, and make a difference at our wonderful Preschool! We hope that you will consider reviewing the committees that make up the Parents Council, consider where you see your time and talents being best suited, and fill out the self-nominating form at THIS LINK 

Parents Council Volunteer Opportunities 2023-2024
The following opportunities are available as a chair or committee volunteer, and we invite you to choose those of interest to you. Committee chairs should plan to attend all three Parents Council meetings (September, January, May)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President: Kate Davis –kategruetzdavis@gmail.com
Vice President (Volunteer Coordinator):
Treasurer: Stacey Martin - smartin@moorecolson.com
 
BOOK FAIR
Committee Chairs:
Volunteers needed to assist with set-up, and take-down, restock shelves and help children and parents throughout each day of the Fair. (October)
 
CLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
Committee Chairs: Caroline Shirley - carolinefaulknershirley@gmail.com
Design the annual Preschool Christmas ornament and coordinate the making of them with parent volunteers from each class. (November)
 
CULTURAL ARTS
Committee Chairs: Carie Ann Sirmon - carieannsirmon@gmail.com Taylor Wilson - taylormiffletonwilson@gmail.com
Volunteers assist with special programs throughout the year for the children. Events may include a musician, a Hero’s Parade (fireman, policeman, EMT, etc.), our new Polar Express event, the mailman in February for Valentines, and more! (Ongoing)
 
EARLY EDUCATION SCREENINGS
Committee Chairs:
Assist the speech, hearing, and vision professionals with the screenings; coordinate volunteer shifts to help professionals as needed. (October and February)
 
GRANDPARENTS DAY
Committee Chair:
Volunteers needed to assist in our special Grandparents Day event on October 27, 2023. Volunteers will help greet and check-in grandparents, assist in guiding guests to and from classrooms.
 
MEDIA (combined Firefly books and Library)
Committee Chairs:
This newly-combined committee will help with internal book responsibilities. With the assistance from the office, you will publicize order dates for Scholastic books then sort and distribute books. In between book orders, members will coordinate volunteers to reshelf books and media materials in the library. (Ongoing)
 
MINI MEMORIES & PAINT WITH ME: CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKES EVENT
Committee Chairs:
Beautiful ceramics are painted for families each year, including handprint plates, picture frames, holiday platters and porcelain crosses. Paint with Me: Christmas Keepsakes event will be held in October, and volunteers will assist with set up as well as during the event.
 
OUTREACH
Committee Chairs: Laney Lewis laneywlewis@gmail.com
Coordinate chapel wagon collections and deliver donations to local outreach agencies throughout the year; Additional outreach projects will be undertaken in the Fall and Spring. (Ongoing)
 
PARENT ENRICHMENT
Committee Chairs:
The Parent Enrichment committee hosts events aimed at connecting the parents in our community over conversation and learning. This year, we will host another fun fashion show in December with a delicious breakfast and fashion, as well as pop up shopping from local vendors and boutiques. (August, December, April)

SCHOOL PICTURES
Committee Chairs:
Schedule photographer, distribute and collect forms, and manage class schedules for individual and group school pictures. Early Childhood pictures take place in the Fall and Toddlers are in the Spring.;
committee volunteers will help during picture week walking kids to and from their classroom. (September, October and April)

SILHOUETTES
Committee Chairs: Anna Weaver - acweaver4622@gmail.com | Kendall Ratterree - kgratterree@gmail.com
Coordinate and schedule volunteers to assist with the silhouette fundraiser; chairs also advertise the silhouette opportunity and coordinate the distribution of completed materials. (November)

SPIRIT STORE
Committee Chairs: Elizabeth Lee - Elizabeth.Hoskins.lee@gmail.com
Assist with selling and distributing The Preschool T-shirts, and more throughout the year. (Ongoing)

THE PRESCHOOL SPRING SOIREE
Committee Chairs:
Plan, market, and execute our Spring Soiree, The Preschool’s Biennial Fundraising Event. Committee chairs will manage sponsorship donations, ticket sales, event details, and any auctions. Committee members needed to help secure sponsorships, auction items, and event set up. (Ongoing; January – March)

TEACHER APPRECIATION
Committee Chairs:
Volunteer committee that shows appreciation for our FABULOUS teachers. Responsibilities include distributing teacher birthday cards/gifts, organizing and hosting teacher luncheons (twice a year), and communicating the details for Teacher Appreciation Week. (October and February)
" At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parent."
-Jane D. Hull

Parents Council Executive Committee

List of 3 members.

  • Mallory Savage 

  • Kate Davis 

  • Stacey Martin 

Book Fair

List of 3 members.

  • Julie Lawrence 

  • Katie Taylor 

  • Magan Colpini 

Christmas Ornaments

List of 2 members.

  • Elizabeth Mitchler 

  • Caroline Shirley 

Cultural Arts

List of 2 members.

  • Carie Ann Sirmon 

  • Taylor Wilson 

Early Education Screening

List of 3 members.

  • Julie Luker 

  • Leslie Michael 

  • Kaitlin Gallagher 

Grandparents Day

List of 1 members.

  • Lorin Rollins 

Library

List of 3 members.

  • Kendall Moister 

  • Emily Graney 

  • Nicole Ferguson 

Mini Memories

List of 4 members.

  • Mary Roberts 

  • Jana Fleming 

  • Laura Penn 

  • Elizabeth Mitchler 

Outreach

List of 2 members.

  • Laney Lewis 

  • Kathleen Low 

Parent Enrichment

List of 3 members.

  • Emily Bacon 

  • Danielle Smith 

  • Rachael Thomas 

Parent Socials

List of 2 members.

  • Tiffany Hillegass 

  • Georgia Van 

Room Parent Coordinators

List of 2 members.

  • Louise Morgan 

  • Ava Jett 

School Pictures

List of 3 members.

  • Whitney Gorman 

  • Eva Appleton 

  • Laura Penn 

Silhouettes

List of 2 members.

  • Anna Weaver 

  • Kendall Ratterree 

Soiree

List of 3 members.

  • Leslie Michael 

  • Emily Hyde 

  • Rachael Thomas 

T-Shirts & Spirit Store

List of 2 members.

  • Elizabeth Lee 

  • Laura Sykes 

Teacher Appreciation

List of 4 members.

  • Paige Goodloe 

  • Keller Battey 

  • Danielle Emma Carney 

  • Michelle Adams 

Located on PRUMC’s beautiful Buckhead campus, The Preschool is an independent, faith based school, for children 12 months through 6 years-old. We are committed to nurturing the whole child in preparation for the most distinguished public and private primary schools in Atlanta.