Parents

Parents Committee

Westminster School Parents Committee

Parents Committee volunteers give time and resources to help strengthen the community connection for all families. Through service and philanthropy, the committee supports Westminster’s mission, to inspire young men and women of promise to cultivate a passion for learning, explore and develop diverse talents in a balanced program, to reach well beyond the ordinary, to live with intelligence and character, and to commit to a life of service beyond self. As a Parents Committee volunteer, your example of serving our school and acting as  an enthusiastic supporter of Westminster’s mission is lived in myriad ways:

  • Choosing one or more volunteer opportunities to lead or support within the three Parents Committee teams: Ambassadors, Parent Partners or Advancement.

  • Staying engaged with Westminster and informed about the school’s activities, events and academic life. 

  • Attending school events on and off campus whenever possible, including games, performances, receptions and celebrations.

  • Making an annual gift or pledge to The Westminster Fund by December 31, 2022. 

  • Encouraging appropriate admissions candidates to consider Westminster.

  • Helping to identify and recruit other parent volunteers in support of Admissions and Advancement efforts.

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Erika Brewer

    Erika Brewer 

    Director of Parent Engagement
    (860) 408-3002
Julie & Ben Wurts P’22, ’24
Co-Chairs, Parents Committee

Save The Dates

Parents Committee Zoom Meeting
Wed., Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. ET
  • School update with Head of School Elaine White
  • Parents communications overview with Director of Marketing and Communications Jeff Kennard
  • Student activities with Co-Directors of Student Activities Nick Cary and Mary Kennedy

Parents Committee Volunteer Meeting
Parents & Family Weekend
Fri., Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Gund Reading Room (second floor), Armor Academic Center

Parents Committee Zoom Meeting
School update with Head of School Elaine White 
Wed., Jan. 25, 2023 at 6 p.m. ET

Parents Committee Zoom Meeting
School update with Head of School Elaine White 
Wed., April 19, 2023 at 6 p.m. ET

1888 Minutes of Giving!
Tues., April 25- Wed., April 26, 2023

Please email Director of Parent Engagement Erika Brewer to receive the link to join the meetings.

Parents Committee Teams

The Parents Committee is composed of three volunteer teams which provide support and service, offering opportunities for all parents who want to become involved. We invite you to join us!
Ambassadors:
  • Reach out to welcome incoming families.
  • Host or participate in Admissions receptions regionally or on Zoom.
  • Answer prospective and new parent questions.
  • Mentor a new family.
Parent Partners:
  • Sponsor team or club feeds and celebrations.
  • Attend matches and performances, cheer for the Martlets, take photos of students for parents too far away to attend. 
  • Organize parent live stream watch parties.
Advancement:
  • Ask a small group of other parents to participate in The Westminster Fund annually.
  • Help lead parent outreach for Westminster’s annual giving effort for parent participation, 1888 Minutes of Giving on April 25-26, 2023.
  • Steward parent donors by writing notes & making thank you calls to parents who make gifts to The Westminster Fund.
  • Host or attend a regional Advancement conversation or gathering.

Contact Us

995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

P. (860) 408-3000
F. (860) 408 3001
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