Parents Guild Executive Committee
Traci Ellis and Margaret Allen - Co-Presidents
Kirsten Barr - Secretary
Kea Whatley - Treasurer
The Porter-Gaud Parents Guild exists to assist the Board of Trustees, Administration and Faculty, in creating the best possible educational experience for our children. It further endeavors to promote a close relationship and clear understanding between the school and our families.
All parents or guardians of students enrolled at Porter-Gaud are considered members of the Parents Guild. The Guild strives to utilize the talents and services of its families to enhance our children's educational environment and to provide services, materials and funding to the school and its community. A wide variety of opportunities exist to support our students and the school by actively volunteering to work in the many service and fundraising projects that take place throughout the year. Whatever time you can give is extremely valuable. Parents Guild activities are coordinated and implemented by the Parent Guild Steering Committee which consists of the Executive Committee and the Committee Coordinators. The Steering Committee functions as the Parents Guild Board of Directors. Board meetings are held monthly. The Parents Guild hosts numerous events including; fundraisers, coffees, receptions for visitors, and student treat days, to name a few. General Membership meetings are held three times per year and parents and guardians are encouraged to attend and participate.
The funds raised each year by the Parents Guild are returned to the school in a variety of ways. A Summer Grant Program for Educators is in place. "Wishes" are granted to Administration, Faculty and Staff through the "Wish List" requests each Spring. Additionally, contributions are made to special projects as the need arises in the school community.