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Parent Organization

Our Parent Organization is the bedrock of our vibrant community and provides a forum for parents to express ideas and concerns, while giving them the chance to join together with others to make EWS the best school ever for our children.  There is a place for everyone – just pick your place among Head, Hearts, and Hands – or dive straight into a leadership position!





Jason McDonald • Co-Coordinator & Treasurer






Metta Prieto • Co-Coordinator





The Heads Committee organizes groups and events to support parent education about our school, Waldorf education, and our community.  In previous years, this group has sponsored lectures by authors Kim John Payne, Jack Petrash, and Michael D'Aleo, as well as Waldorf 101, a Diversity & Cultural Film Series, a Nutrition Series, and several reading groups.



Sommer Sobin • Heads Chair






The Hearts Committee nourishes the community with food, socials, and support while  nurturing a culture of mindfulness in which all feel welcomed and appreciated. These are folks who love to take care of others and have plenty of TLC to share.


Fabienne Diaz-Suter • Hospitality Coordinator







Rebecca Foster, Hearts Co-Coordinator






Anne Marie LaLumia, Hearts Co-Coordinator






The Hands Committee contributes direct physical outreach to our school, from labor and handwork to gardening and site beautification. Imagine gardening together with friends to live music while children play on our beautiful campus!



Jalal Hatami, Hands Co-Coordinator






Marcos Prieto, Hands Co-Coordinator





PO-Sponsored Events

Karl Fredrickson Lecture, "Midnight to Dawn: Lincoln, the Civil War and the End of Slavery in America" -  Tuesday, November 1st, 7pm in the Brown Wing

All-school P.O. Meeting - Wednesday, November 2nd, 8:30am in the gazebo
Join fellow parents in breakout groups to brainstorm specific ways to help our beloved EWS continue to grow.

Dads Night Out Bonfire at the Latham's Farm - Saturday, November 5th, 6pm

Children's Faire Workday - Saturday, November 12th, 9am to 12pm

Kim John Payne Lecture, "Loving Limits in a Digital Age" - Tuesday, November 29th, 7-9pm at ERUUF (Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship). Free!

Kim John Payne Lecture, "Being Your Best When Your Kids are at Their Worst" - Wednesday, November 30th, 6-9pm in EWS Brown Wing. Free!

Check our online calendar for more meetings and events!


For more information, please contact Jason McDonald ( or Metta Prieto (