All parents and guardians of students enrolled at Madeira and parents of alumnae who express continuing interest in the School are automatically members of the Parents’ Association. There are no membership fees.
The purpose of the Parents’ Association is to promote parental involvement in the school by supporting its mission, leadership, programs, and activities for the well-being of the students. It strives to be inclusive and informative and to encourage a positive relationship between the school and students’ families.
The PA works through the Parents’ Association Leadership Council (PALC), comprised of the PA Officers, appointed volunteer leaders, and the Head of School or Designee. Volunteer leaders include two parent representatives per grade and committee coordinators for admission/orientation, fundraising, arts (dance, drama, music, and visual arts), athletics, riding, faculty/staff appreciation, and events (Madeira Dads, Senior Dinner, Valentine’s Day, Junior/Senior Prom, Faculty/Staff Luncheon).
Officers of the Parents’ Association are appointed to serve a one-year renewable term. The Parents’ Association president serves on Madeira’s Board of Directors. President for 2017-2018 is Lee Cook (Ellie `19).
The PALC publishes a bi-weekly newsletter, News Parents Can Use, emailed to all parents every other weekend, which focuses on news, announcements, and upcoming events of interest to parents.
For more information about the many ways in which Madeira parents volunteer in support of the students and the school and how you can sign up to help, visit Ways to Volunteer.
Be a part of the Madeira community: Attend parent socials and Dad’s events; dine with your daughter in the Dining Hall; attend an All School Meeting or a Fine Arts production; cheer on our athletes at a sporting event. In short, make Madeira your home as well. Visit the Madeira calendar for a full listing of all Madeira events, or for a list of events of particular interest to parents and families, visit Events.