The Parents’ Association (PA) is a committee of parents established to foster and support events that promote fun, education and a sense of community for students and their families. The PA promotes communication among parents, staff, administration and the board of Pioneer Montessori School and offers parents a forum to learn more about the Montessori Philosophy and School. The PA also supports special student scholarships, spearheads fundraising activities and is the driving force behind events such as the Harvest Party, Holiday Parties, The Spring Fundraiser, End of the Year Celebration and more.

There is an executive committee of the PA made up of four parents: a community chair, a room parent chair, a philosophy and education chair, and a fundraising chair. This committee meets five times a year in October, December, February, April, and June. The executive committee strives to reach out and meet the needs of the school community.

Open PA meetings take place five times a year in September, November, January, March and May. In these open meetings we discuss upcoming calendar events, we have a report from the head of school and the board, and often Liza Weekes leads a Montessori education and philosophy forum.

Each year, Pioneer Montessori School parents give hundreds of volunteer hours to our school. These generous donations of time and talent help to make Pioneer Montessori School a better place for our children and our community.

Executive Committee
Community Spokesperson and Room Parent Chair
Suzi Zook

Fundraising Chairs

Philosophy & Education Chair
Shannon Daley

Room Parents
Hayley Vanbragt & Kate Minor

Primary 1
Chloe Berier

Primary 2
Cindy Dondero & Kathryn McNeal

Lower Elementary
Melody Liles

Upper Elementary