For almost two decades, the Parent Association (PA) has been an integral part of The Potomac School. As outlined in our mission statement, the PA works with and on behalf of all parents in an effort to build and support the Potomac community. All parents are members
Through the 20 committees that make up the Parent Association, we provide many opportunities to become involved in the life of the school. Fall Frolics, the Scholarship Auction, Class Representatives, and the Cultural Competence Committee are just a few of the key events and programs that rely on the creativity and energy of parent volunteers.
The Annual Fall Frolics Carnival is one of Potomac's most beloved and anticipated Potomac traditions! It is also Potomac's first big fundraiser of the school year. For more than 40 years Fall Frolics has generated more than $7.5 million to support student scholarships and faculty development.
The annual Scholarship Auction supports student scholarships and faculty professional development, helping us recruit and retain our outstanding faculty and offering a Potomac education to students who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend our school?
Dating back to the 1960’s The Potomac School Book Fair is one of our oldest and most treasured traditions. This year we return to an in-person sale of gently used books donated by and for our community. Proceeds from the book fair fund the purchase of new materials for the school libraries.
The Parent Association strives to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of the entire Potomac community. We are an association that understands and embraces the school’s mission statement, and we work collectively to support all aspects of the our educational, athletic, artistic, and fundraising endeavors.
We facilitate open communication and serve as liaisons between the parents and the school’s administration. As a group, we are committed to maintaining a strong community by uniting and supporting the many volunteer organizations at the school.
The Parent Association is comprised wholly of parent volunteers; it is this strong tradition of parent involvement that reflects the core values of the Potomac community.