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For the 2019-2020 school year, Miller Parent Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday each month with some guest speakers every other month throughout the year. For monthly meetings, we will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm in room 106B following the Site Council meetings. This year we are pleased to be partnering with the school-based clinic to provide the parent group with guest speakers.

4 ways to be involved with Washburn Parent Council:

  1. Volunteer for Events (Sign Up Genius by event or be on a committee)
  2. Attend Topic & Guest Speaker Meetings
  3. Attend Social Gatherings
  4. Attend Executive Board/Administrative meetings
  5. Help with Fundraising Efforts 

Miller Parent Group General Information

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 and 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, 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:

Melanie Faulhaber (chair) 

Erica Lebens-Englund (Parent Liaison) 

Deanna Diebold
Tina Ham Peterson
Heidi Knaus

Guidelines for Meetings:

  1. Washburn Miller Parent Group will start and end on time.
  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 – they 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.