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For the 2017-2018 school year, Washburn's Parent Council will meet on the 2nd Thursday every other month & host a social event on the off months. For meetings, will meet from 6:30-7:30pm in room 106B following the Site Council meetings. Social gatherings will be announced as scheduled. Dates are below: 

February 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences Teacher Dinner SignUp 

February -- TBD (Social Gathering)

March -- 3/8 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Meeting - 106B)

March Eqyptian Dinner  -- Rescheduled to 3/10 @5:00-7:00pm in the Washburn Lunchroom  (EventBrite Tickets $15 ea)

April -- TBD (Social Gathering)

Battle of the Bands -- 4/15 @3pm-6pm at the Uptown VFW 

May -- 5/10 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Meeting - 106B)


4 ways to be involved with Washburn Parent Council: 
1.     Volunteer (Sign Up Genius by event or on a committee)
2.     Topic meetings
3.     Social gatherings
4.     Executive Board / Administrative meetings



Our Mission:
1.     Support and encourage open communication between students, parents and staff and administration
2.     Build community within the school, and enhance the relationship among the school, parents and the wider community: and encourage the community’s investment of time, energy into Washburn High School
3.     Seek out and express the voice and spirit of our school community
4.     Fundraise for Parent Council projects. (i.e. Senior party, Appreciation dinners for staff, Welcome Night, Fall Festival, Landscape Committee etc.)
5.     Create a welcoming and vibrant school community

Volunteer Opportunities:
FALL:  Teacher Appreciation Meals (before school August breakfast & October conference dinner), Homecoming Dance, Fall Fest, Directory, Picture Day
WINTER:  Poinsettia Sale, Barnes & Noble Book Sale, Teacher Appreciation Dinner (February conferences), Tour Guides
SPRING:  Battle of the Bands, Plant Sale, Senior Party, IB/AP Test Proctoring, End of school year Teacher Appreciation breakfast
ON GOING:  Miller Mart, Landscape Team, Parent Ambassador at Events, Washburn Arts Council, Washburn Cares


Parent Council Leadership Team:
Diana Curtis   (co-chair)
Missy Line (co-chair)
Erica Lebens-Englund (Parent Liaison) 
Charles Spolyar (treasurer)
Jennifer Buss
Deanna Diebold
Denise Dieffenbach
Tina Ham Peterson
Heidi Knaus


Guidelines for Meetings:
1.     Washburn Parent Council will start and end on time. We will meet for 1 hour on designated Sundays throughout the year
2.     We have an agenda. If you have a topic you would like to add, please contact the meeting organizer one week before the meeting – he/she will add you to the agenda
3.     Only one person speaks at a time
4.     Honor the limitations of time, speak concisely
5.     We’re all volunteers – please respect everyone and do not dominate the conversation
6.     There will be a “parking lot” for topics not on the agenda. In the event we go off topic you will be asked to hold that thought until it can be added to a future agenda or can be discussed after the meeting


Past meeting dates/times

October -- 10/4 @ 6:30-8:00pm (Social Gathering - Wild Mind Artisan Ales 6031 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis MN  55419)

November -- 11/9 @ 6:00-8:00pm Hale & Field School Desegregation 45th Anniversary at Field Community School 4645 4th Ave S, Mpls MN

December -- 12/13 @6:30-8:00pm  (Social Gathering) - Carbone's 4705 Cedar Ave S, Mpls MN

January -- Girls in Science - postponed -


Meeting Minutes: