Parent Community (POM)
Parents of Meadowbrook, or P.O.M. for short, is the parent body that acts as a liaison between Meadowbrook and the parent population. P.O.M. raises funds for the school, organizes activities for our children, keeps parents informed of upcoming events and activities, and coordinates room parents.
All parents are invited to attend monthly meetings. At these meetings, events are planned, and, on occasion, speakers are invited to discuss current issues.
P.O.M. sponsors many activities during the school year. All of these activities are on a volunteer basis. We have sponsored book fairs, carnivals, bingo nights, Spring auctions, Blood drives... the list goes on and on and changes from year to year. These events are chaired by parent volunteers who are always looking for a willing pair of hands. These programs are a great way to get to know other parents in the school.
Do you want to get involved? There are many exciting opportunities to volunteer. All parents are encouraged to participate in the various fundraiser, FUN-raisers and educational activities that are planned throughout the year. Do not worry if you are not available during the weekdays! Many of our events take place on the weekends or during the evenings. There are opportunities that fit every schedule and interest.
2019-20 POM Executive Committee
Erica Sweigard - President
Kisha Barnwell - Vice President
Stacey Harp - Secretary
Stephanie Jarema - Treasurer
A complete POM schedule of events will be completed soon. Check back frequently to see where you can volunteer! In the meantime, look at the school calendar to see what dates are scheduled for POM events.
Join us at our meetings!
Top Ten Reasons to Become a Room Parent
#10: Receive complimentary Rest Room Tours of all of Philadelphia’s finest cultural institutions.
# 9: Build up your tolerance for viruses as you wipe little noses and fend off sneeze-propelled airborne particles.
# 8: Test your knowledge of Pennsylvania and immigration facts.
# 7: Experience first-hand the skillful ways that our Meadowbrook teachers tame chaos, instill hope, and imprint knowledge upon the developing brains of our students.
# 6: Relive the joys of riding on a school bus with no air conditioning while bouncing down the potholed streets of Philadelphia, taking the “scenic route” to avoid traffic.
# 5: Discover the artist inside you as you cut, paste, crayon, marker, paint, hot glue gun, saw, nail, and weld a prototype for the “really easy” Halloween craft idea that you found on the internet.
# 4: Develop sympathy for anyone that chooses photography as a career as you attempt to get one – just one – class field trip picture with every child having at least one body part in the picture (faces optional).
# 3: Relish the opportunity to make two or more people lose sleep trying to decide and complete the class’ Silent Auction donation.
# 2: Belt out all the oldies-but-goodies as you participate in gleeful bus sing-a-longs (and remember that the kids are on to you – they know that you stole the cookie from the cookie jar).
# 1: Delight in the opportunity to spend time with your child, and hear him/her say, “Thank you for doing this for me!”
If you are interested in becoming a room parent, please contact our Room Parent Coordinator, Karin Pitcairn. A written request must be made even if you’ve previously been a room parent.