Parents' Association

When you give your time to the school, everyone benefits: the children, the teachers, the school—and you. Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to the life of the school and to meet other parents and members of the Elmwood community. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to learn more about Elmwood, and the day-to-day workings of the school. And it sends a wonderful message to your daughter about your interest in and commitment to her school life.

There are many opportunities to get involved. The Elmwood Parents’ Association organizes community building events and fundraising activities throughout the year.

Whether you have a little time or a lot, a specific skill or general interest in helping, we would be happy for your help!

Parents' Association Volunteer Initiatives for 2019/20

Holly Tea and Marketplace

Embrace the festive season with Old Girls, students, families and neighbours for afternoon tea, featuring treats from the Elmwood Bistro, live music and a very special guest (Ho! Ho! Ho!). The Marketplace features a variety of vendors and artisans with demonstrations and items for sale, including holly, poinsettias, centrepieces, jewellery, crafts, clothing and delectable treats. The perfect kick-off to the holiday season! Volunteers plan and execute all aspects of this event.

Event Date:  November 30, 2019

Father Daughter Ball

One of the favourite nights on the Elmwood calendar, this is a very special dinner and dance for girls from Grade 6-12 and their fathers. The themes from past years have included “Flights of Fancy,” “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” and “Enchantment Under the Sea.” Volunteers plan and execute all aspects of this event.

Event Date: February 1, 2020

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

An end-of-year thank you from parents, this is one of the most anticipated events of the calendar for teachers and staff. Organized by volunteers, this pot-luck features delectable treats made by families and served in a lovely luncheon in the Auditorium.

Event Date: June 15, 2020

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop carries all Elmwood School uniform pieces to make sure our “girls in green” are dressed for success. Volunteers ensure the shop is organized and that inventory levels are adequate and assist with fittings.

2019 Uniform Shop Hours: TBD

The Pound

What this volunteer initiative lacks in glamour it makes up for in importance! The Pound is Elmwood’s Lost and Found where items that are misplaced or left behind are stored until they can be matched with their rightful owner. Organization and regular clearance days are key to success!


We are always interested in hearing ideas for new events! If you have a suggestion, please get in touch:

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