Blue Oak’s Parent Association (PA) connects families to the school and plays a key role in strengthening our community. There are no dues — every parent or guardian of a child enrolled at the School is a member of the association. Blue Oak’s PA is led by elected officers, and the PA president is a standing member of the Board of Trustees.
The Blue Oak PA sponsors events, including the annual opening of school ice-cream social, the close of year BBQ, Friday coffees, and the faculty appreciation luncheon. Some years the PA also hosts a “strictly social social” for parents. Several times a year, the PA collaborates with the Head of School to host evening “Parent Ed” events that, for example, feature a guest speaker, a discussion of an article with our Head of School, or a presentation by a faculty member.
The school’s class coordinators, appointed annually by the PA President and the Head of School, play a critical role in the life of our school. They assist teachers in organizing volunteers, arrange drivers for our many trips, and are a conduit for school-to-home communications, particularly in the younger grades. Coordinators also provide important support to the school’s development efforts by communicating with parents about special events and fundraising activities.
In general, the PA meets the first Tuesday of each month, at either 8:30 a.m or 6 p.m. All meetings are open to all, and all parents are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.
Our Current PA Officers
- President: Tim Shaw
- Vice President: Elizabeth Brannon-Patel
- Treasurer: Patricia Oro
- Secretary: Jen Heffner
- Project Support: Joy Hilton, Chester Randle
Current Class Coordinators
- Kindergarten: To be determined
- 1st Grade: Hing Ting Leung
- 2nd Grade: Meagan Kemps
- 3rd Grade: Nicole Hughes
- 4th Grade: Harmony Plenty
- 5th Grade: Ellen Hasserot
- 6th Grade: Peter McCaffrey
- 7th Grade: Annette Shafer
- 8th Grade: Ashley Derr