Class of 2020 Looking for 3rd Parent Advisor

volunteer photoA third Parent Advisor is added during Junior year. Parent Advisors work closely with Faculty Advisors and elected class officers to build a sense of school spirit and community in their graduating class.

From the current Parent Advisors  Tani Marinovich and Charlie Abrams:

Hello Parents and Guardians,

 Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and 2018 is off to a strong start!

 Tani and I are looking for a 3rd Parent Rep for the Class of 2020.  It has been a great experience and we have really enjoyed interacting regularly with the class.  The following is a description of the job and an outline of the events we will be organizing.  We are available if you would like to discuss.

 Please let us know if this is something you would be interested in! Email us at


 Charlie and Tani

  WHS Parent Advisors Job Description

 Parent Advisors work closely with Faculty Advisors and elected class officers to build a sense of school spirit and community in their graduating class.  Parent advisors mentor student leaders as they take increasing responsibility for planning and carrying out social events, community service, and fundraising activities for their entire class over the course of four years (or two years in the case of the added PA by junior year for each class).

Each class commits to a community service project that usually lasts all four years.  Classes may hold holiday parties and other social events.  All events are expected to be self-funded.  Classes also do fundraising toward their graduation overnight trip.  A list of traditional events is attached below.  Parent advisors may plan gatherings for class parents, and should involve other parents in planning, carrying out, and supervising class activities.

Parent advisors

  • meet weekly with class officers and faculty advisors, current schedule is on Wednesday mornings at 7AM, 
  •  attend all class meetings (usually 1st Wednesday of each month) and all-school assemblies,
  • serve as chaperones at all class events,
  • meet monthly with the Chair and Co-Chair of the WHS PTO, parent advisors from all other classes, and the High School Student Activities Coordinator, and
  • communicate regularly with parents (usually via westonGrapevine) and involve other parents in class activities.

 Two parent advisors are appointed by the High School Co-chairs of the PTO at the end of the 8th grade year to serve four years until graduation.  An additional advisor may be appointed at the end of sophomore year or beginning of junior year.  Parent advisors should be experienced community volunteers.  It is desirable to have at least one advisor with an older student going through (or gone through) WHS, so they are familiar with events and customs.  An exceptional working relationship between the parent advisors is necessary for successful execution of the job. 

Weston High School-Parent Advisor Responsibilities:

 Parent Advisors assist Faculty Advisors with the following responsibilities:


  • Participation:  To promote student leadership and encourage the involvement of the entire class in class events, projects, and fundraisers
  • Community Involvement:   To foster community involvement by recruiting parents to assist with chaperoning class events and engaging in volunteer work
  • Guidance:  To assist the class and its elected officers in carrying out activities which bring the class together
  • Meetings:  To meet regularly with class officers and faculty advisors as well as to attend the monthly PTO Parent Advisor Meeting with Parent Advisors, the Director of Student Activities, and the PTO Chairpersons in an effort to maintain an updated record of class events/fundraisers
  • Awareness:  To keep up on major events occurring at the High School
  • Communication:  To communicate regularly with class Faculty Advisors to discuss student/parent concerns and issues surrounding class events, fundraisers and projects
  • Chaperones:  To serve as chaperones at all class events


Specific Events for Each Year

 Below are the events that have been hosted by each class in previous years.  Use this as a guide for ideas.  The only mandatory items are in bold.  The rest of the events are traditional but optional and should be discussed with your officers, advisors and classes.

Any event and dates need to be cleared with the Director of Student Activities before they are booked to check for conflicts and availability!

 Sophomore Year:

  • Opening Class Bonding Event 
  • Attend Student Leadership Conference 
  • Harbor Cruise 
  • Haunted House    A significant tradition 
  • Six Flags 
  • Spring Semi-Formal            A significant tradition 
  • Participate in Selected Community Service Project 
  • Booth at Spring Fling –  Traditionally Car Wash 
  • Graduation Reception 
  • Selection of 3rd Parent Advisor 
  • End of Year Outing 
  • Parent Social

 Junior Year:

  • Attend Student Leadership Conference 
  • Participate in Selected Community Service Project 
  • Booth at Spring Fling 
  • Bake Sales 
  • Parent Social 
  • Winter Outing 
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Junior Prom       A significant tradition 
  • Flowers for Graduation including Sign 
  • End of Year Outing

 Senior Year:

  • Opening Senior Boot 
  • Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast       A significant tradition 
  • Attend Student Leadership Conference  
  • Participate in selected Community Service Project 
  • Booth at Spring Fling – Dunk Tank 
  • Snack Shack at home sporting events on football field     A significant tradition 
  • Black and White Dance      A significant tradition 
  • Speeches for Class Day and Graduation 
  • Graduation Activities including thank you notes, yearbook breakfast, etc. 
  • Graduation Overnight     A significant tradition