Get Involved with WESS!
There are many fulfilling ways for a WESS parent to support WESS and its students, from participating in the Family Giving Campaign to joining a PA Committee to chaperoning field work and so much more. See below for current opportunities to engage – additional options will be added periodically so check back often!
A Crew Parent is similar to an elementary school Class Parent but generally with fewer responsibilities. Responsibilities tend to include assisting the Crew Teacher with monthly or bi-monthly birthday celebrations and occasionally chaperoning outings but the responsibilities can vary by year and/or by Crew Teacher’s needs. If you are interested in becoming a Crew Parent, please contact Yasmin Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WESS PA Auction is one of the most important school fundraisers but also one of the most fun parent events! If you are interested in joining the Auction team, please contact them.
Check here periodically for information on this year’s (2019-2020) Auction!
Please help the Auction team collect the best experiences, items and gift cards possible. Examples of the kinds of things that you could get for the auction are:
- Unique experiences like: Tickets to Top of the Rock; great seats for a New York sports team game (maybe with a meet and greet with a player); tickets to New York TV shows like The View, Rachael Ray… with meet and greets or signed photos of the talent or both; a weekend or week at your vacation home; private dinner for 10 at Lincoln; breakfast for 2 at Cafe Luxembourg; dinner for 4 at Parm; a party for 20 kids at Chelsea Piers or Bowlmor or Shake Shack; 2-4 tickets to Broadway shows (with meet and greet with performers or signed Playbill)
- Apparel and accessories: women’s designer purses; jewelry (maybe YOU are the designer); handmade hats and scarves; computer accessories like laptop carry bag; men’s cufflinks; funky girls leggings
- Gift cards for your favorite local restaurant, nail salon, coffee shop, bagel store, pet store, kids clothing store, art supply store, bookstore, sporting goods store…
Please use the Auction Donation Form (updated form will be found here when Auction 2020 date is confirmed) for anything that you acquire on behalf of WESS! Print a few out and carry them with you wherever you go so when you find yourself somewhere where you can ask for a donation, you’ll be ready!
Another easy way to generate money for the WESS PA is through the Amazon Smiles program. Sign up for Amazon Smile and they will give a percentage of all of your Amazon purchases to the PA. Earn money for WESS while you shop! Visit smile.amazon.com and select Parent Association of West End Secondary School as your charity.
When shopping for groceries in the store or online, show a WESS Fairway Card or put the WESS code from the back of your card into your Fairway and Instacart apps. If you already shop at Fairway, it’s a no-brainer to use a WESS Fairway Card, and the school makes meaningful money. Fairway Cards are generally available in the WESS main office.
Other Engagement Opportunities…
will appear here whenever they are available.