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For the 2018-2019 school year, Washburn's Parent Council will meet on the 2nd Thursday each month with some social events throughout the year.  For monthly meetings, we will meet from 6:30-7:30pm in room 106B following the Site Council meetings. Social gatherings will be announced as scheduled. Dates will be listed below when confirmed.


The Parent Council is looking for new co-chairs to lead the group as this will be the 3rd year for Diana and Missy.  If you are interested, please reach out to  This is a great opportunity for you to get involved and stay connected with the school. 

We are currently looking for a parent to help manage websites: MPS page (,, and hosted on Please reach out to if interested. 


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:
Jennifer Buss   (co-chair)
Melanie Faulhaber (co-chair) 

Erica Lebens-Englund (Parent Liaison) 

Charles Spolyar (treasurer)
Deanna Diebold
Denise Dieffenbach
Tina Ham Peterson
Heidi Knaus
Missy Line
Diana Curtis


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