Events

What We Do

The WPC sponsors fun, community-building events throughout each school year. Most, like the Back to School Picnic, are open to all students and families. A few, like Trivia Night, are just for grown-ups – and well worth calling a babysitter! All come together only through the efforts of our wonderful volunteers. See below for more details of these events.

FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT
We’re going to be shaking things up this fall with a new Family Fun event in November! Have great ideas? Come to our first General Meeting on September 25, 2019 to share them.

SPORTS DAY
A day of fun and friendly competition by providing a water bottle to each child and serving a school-wide lunch. Volunteers label and pass out water bottles, set up and serve the lunch, and help clean up afterward.

DIMES FOR DRAMA PRIZE PARTIES
Dimes for Drama strives to get all Westminster students excited about supporting their school by giving them a goal of 100% participation, which we reward with a special party at the end of the year. It’s not uncommon for all grades to achieve this lofty goal, so we need lots of parent volunteers to help with the parties.

FAMILY ICE CREAM SOCIAL
We welcome new Westminster School and Griffin Academy families at a casual get together just before the start of the school year. Volunteers greet families and help clean up at the end of the evening.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PICNIC
This school-wide event. There are lots of children’s sports and activities which make it a highly anticipated event each year! Volunteers set up, serve food, supervise the playground and obstacle courses, and clean up at the end of the event.

BINGO NIGHT
A favorite event for students and parents alike, Bingo Night features games, food and fun for the whole family! Volunteers help to set up, distribute bingo sheets and markers, serve food, and clean up at the end of the evening.

STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
On the last Friday of each school year, the WPC serves our teachers, support staff, and administration an elegant lunch to express our gratitude for their dedication and hard work on behalf of our children. Volunteers transform the theater, serve beverages throughout the lunch, and clean up at the end of the event.

FUN LUNCH
One day each month of the school year (except December), parent volunteers serve the students a special lunch of hot pizza, apple slices, a delicious treat, and water or other caffeine-free drink. Volunteers are needed to help set up and to serve the lunch to each class. We need a minimum of 4 volunteers per grade.

USED UNIFORM STORE
This popular service to the Westminster Community enables parents to purchase good quality, gently used uniforms economically while supporting the school. Volunteers are needed to help with minor alterations, pressing, and washing.

Note: parents can get uniform buttons at the front office for free or per a small fee.

SCHOOL SUPPLY STORE
Each morning from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m., a parent volunteer staffs this small “store” with everything from essentials such as pencils, erasers, and binder paper to those little extras like combs and locker mirrors. Volunteers are needed to cover this one half-hour every morning on a rotating basis. If we have enough volunteers, each could serve once per month or a maximum of twice per month.

TRIVIA NIGHT
This adults-only event features a raucous and highly-competitive trivia game among teams of parents and teachers. Volunteers help set up and clean up at the end of the evening

DIMES FOR DRAMA
A kid-driven fundraiser for collecting “loose change,” this event is held three times a year, with end-of-year prizes for top students and grades. Collections take place in October, January, and April. Volunteers help to count change for just one hour at the end of each collection week.

PARENTS’ PLAY


This long-standing Westminster tradition is a full stage production of a play or musical directed by, produced by, and starring Westminster parents. Whether you’re itching for a chance to perform or prefer to pitch in behind the scenes, the play is a fun way to get to know other parents while working together on a community-building project.

Many volunteers to work on this project, both on and off stage. Tasks range from discrete and time-limited (such as creation of the program or helping with makeup) to more time-intensive roles (such as overseeing props or set building). Whatever your talent is, we can use you!