WMS Family Alliance

The Woodinville Montessori School Family Alliance (FA) is the organized link among parents, classrooms and school administration. The Family Alliance serves to support the school by helping to welcome new families, promoting volunteerism and planning social activities. Every WMS family is automatically a member of Family Alliance and is encouraged to attend meetings (every other month) and all-school events (please refer to the school calendar).

Executive Committee
  • sets dates for Family Alliance meetings and events
  • oversees the Family Alliance budget
  • coordinates communications between Family Alliance and administration, and Family Alliance and families
  • promotes volunteerism and coordinates volunteers
  • connects different committees and supports event planning.
President: Amany Hasan
Vice President: Victoria Castaneda
Secretary: Traci Weygandt
Room Parent Coordinators
Belinda Tiberio and Kristin Duin
Social Committee
  • coordinates off-campus social outings on classroom, program and all-school levels.
Chair: Cheryl Tsalapatanis
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Committee
  • organizes several luncheons throughout the year for the school staff and faculty to enjoy
  • coordinates other acts of gratitude and appreciation for school staff and faculty (such as flowers, gift cards, etc).
Chair: Labiba Khan
Fall Festival Committee
  • Fall Festival is a fun Saturday in October filled with activities for all ages.
Chair: Angela Kugler
Gingerbread Festival Committee
  • Gingerbread Festival is a Saturday morning in December with lots of fun and holiday spirit.
Chair: Christina Bernal
Lunar New Year Festival Committee
  • the Lunar New Year Festival was new in 2019. It is a great opportunity for cultural exposure and inclusion.
Co-chairs: Yingying Du and Kaige Zhang-Gantz
Ramadan/Eid Committee
  • For two years, the WMS community has enjoyed this cultural feast and fun activities for all.
Co-chairs: Labiba Khan and Amany Hasan
Read our newsletter

FA Newsletter September 2019

Gingerbread Festival

Gingerbread Festival
The Family Alliance's annual winter event is fun and festive for all of our families.

Eid Festival

A parent volunteer helps students seated at a long table. They are doing crafts for Eid.
Last spring's Eid Festival was an example of the wonderful cultural celebrations FA sponsors.

Lunar New Year Festival

A volunteer teaches two young students how to hold a brush for calligraphy
At the Lunar New Year Festival FA highlights more of our rich cultural diversity.