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The AVS Parent and Family Group

One of the best aspects of having a child at Alta Vista is becoming a part of the vibrant AVS parent community. The AVS Parent & Family Group helps connect families and coordinate parent volunteers. AVS parents organize school events; serve as room parents; mentor Lower School sports; facilitate admissions outreach; show our faculty appreciation; and enrich our community in countless ways. 

All parents and guardians of AVS students are members of the Parent & Family Group.


The Parent & Family Group Executive Committee (ExComm) and its subcommittees coordinate and support the activities of parent volunteers at AVS. ExComm members typically serve in one position for two years. Approximately half of ExComm positions are filled each April for the following school year. 

If you have ideas to share with the Parent & Family Group Executive Committee, or you are interested in volunteering, please send us a note.

Leadership Roles

  • Parent Group Chairs (LS & MS)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Community Engagement Chairs (LS & MS)
    • Camping​
    • Parent and Family Events
  • School Support Chairs (LS & MS)
    • ​​Room Parents
    • Staff Appreciation
    • Grounds & Beautification
    • Lower School Sports
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chairs (LS & MS)
  • Outreach and Admissions Chair
  • Development Chair
    • School Store
    • Gala
    • Partnerships


The parent community comes together for All-Parent Meetings three times each academic year. During the pandemic, All-Parent Meetings convene online.

When we're able to gather in person, parents mingle over a catered buffet dinner before the evening's business starts. Meetings typically include reports from the Head of School and/or a member of the AVS Board on the strategic direction of the school and a run-down of Parent Group activities, including upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Free childcare is available for potty-trained children. RSVP is required for childcare.

Dates and times for upcoming All-Parent Meetings will be posted in ParentSquare. Past All-Parent Meeting agendas and links to presentations and recordings are also available online with AVS Google login.

If you have questions or ideas about Parent Group meetings, let us know.


The AVS Parent Group is funded from proceeds from the Spring Gala and fundraising partnerships. 

For reimbursement of Parent Group expenses, please email a scan or photo of receipts and a brief description. Expenses must be approved in advance by the organizer of the relevant activity.

If you have questions or ideas to share, please let us know.