Dear Breck Families,
Welcome to the Parents Association webpage. We want to share all the events and activities available to you throughout the year.
The Parents Association exists to connect parents to the school and one another through discussions, meetings and events. We enter the 2020-21 school year during a unique and extraordinary time in history for students, parents and staff. Breck connections are even more important in this time of isolation, uncertainty and change.
Despite the COVID pandemic, we are committed to hosting our Parents Association events in a safe manner bringing the parents and school community together. For the start of school, all of our meetings will be held virtually. We encourage you to join, learn and share in numerous opportunities such as:
- Lower, Middle, and Upper School academic and social happenings
- Parent Education speakers and panels
- Diversity and Inclusion discussions
- New Family introductions to administration and school offerings
- Community Building grade gatherings online and in small groups
Please join us to be more connected to our Breck community and to enhance your family’s Breck experience. Thank you for being a part of our wonderful school.
PA President, 2020-2021
2020-2021 Breck Parents Association Committees
- Parent Meetings and Division Information
- Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Family Community Service Committee
- Parent Education Committee
- ReUse, RePlay, ReCycle Committee
- Community-Building Committee
- New Family Hosts and Breck Gatherings
- Breck Meals That Heal
If you would like to become more involved at Breck, the PA welcomes your help! All of our PA events are run entirely by volunteers, and any help is very much appreciated. If interested, we recommend you attend a variety of PA events to become familiar with PA activities. This will allow you to meet the volunteers in different leadership positions, and give you the opportunity to ask questions.
Some PA events need volunteers arranged in advance, and an electronic sign-up will be sent to parents in September. At any time during the year, you can also reach out to the individual Chairs to volunteer for events.
Finally, please look for an email from the PA President in February with the list of open board positions for the following school year.
Parents Association FAQs
Where Do Meetings Take Place?
Generally, meetings take place on Breck’s main campus. Locations may include the MS or US Dining Rooms, the Libraries, the Glass Balcony (US Dining Room) or the West Boardroom. Please check the Breck Bulletin Board for the exact location of the meeting. Please note, if a meeting is in the Heritage Room, that means it is at Breck's Anderson Ice Arena, which is about a five minute drive from the Breck campus on Highway 55.
Do I need to RSVP?
The event details on the Breck Bulletin Board will indicate IF an RSVP is required. While we understand that with our busy lives, things can change at the last minute, we appreciate a response if necessary. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not require RSVPs for our virtual meetings.
Will Meetings be Live Streamed and/or Recorded?
This usually depends on the speaker and topic. We try to LiveStream as many meetings as possible, to accommodate parent schedules. The Breck Bulletin Board will indicate if a meeting will be LiveStreamed, and provide the login information.
The PA would appreciate the help of any parent who could assist with the LiveStreaming of a meeting that a parent is already planning to attend. Please reach out to email@example.com to ask about training.
Do I Need to Attend Every Meeting?
The PA firmly believes that the more parents engage in the Breck community, the more they benefit. That being said, the PA organized approximately 90 events! We do not expect parents to attend everything; rather, we encourage you to choose events whose topics you find important in your role as a Breck parent. As always, feel free to reach out to PA Board Members, Grade-Level Representatives or Classroom Ambassadors to learn more about an upcoming event or meeting.