We value our community and parents and caregivers make up an integral part of our school. Evergreen recognizes the demanding schedules of parents & caregivers, so we have provided a variety of opportunities to get involved and, of course, there is no required involvement. See below for some of the opportunities to be involved in the community.
We believe that involvement and ongoing communication between school and family is essential to children’s positive development and self-esteem. That is why we always begin our school year with a home visit – virtually or in person – from your child’s teacher to build a strong connection between school and home. Throughout the year there are many opportunities to become involved in the school’s curricula and special activities.
It is helpful for each classroom to have one or two room parents. In addition to assisting your child’s teachers with any small requests, they also help to build community within each classroom by organizing 3 gatherings (Fall, Winter, Spring) for classroom friends and families at Rafferty Park or other local playgrounds after school or on a weekend. Willing to communicate information to your classroom families as needed via phone or email. Typically, they serve as the liaison between teachers and parents to help share information.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is made up of parents along with the EDS Directors. Meeting approximately monthly during the school year with occasional email correspondence over the summer, they are instrumental in making decisions related to school policy and direction (budgeting, infrastructure, etc.). Evergreen’s Board of Trustees looks to the school community for new members with expertise in certain areas, such as finance, legal, human resources, fundraising/community building, etc. If interested in obtaining information about a Board position in any capacity, please contact EDS Director, Jeanne Akasten.
EDS READS (Respect / Equity / Anti-Bias & Anti-Racism /Social Justice) Committee is composed of parents/ caregivers and staff to organize educational opportunities and discussions for the EDS community. We welcome new parents and caregivers to join our mission.