Wild Community Connection
The Wild Community Connection (WCC) is a volunteer group of parents, caregivers and teachers who serve as a strong support network for The Oxford School providing community building, fundraising and other necessary tools to enrich the educational and social environment for The Oxford School students.
The Wild Community Connection (WCC) is a not for profit, volunteer association at The Oxford School that exists to support, encourage and advocate for our students by partnering with staff, families and the wider community. We are dedicated to enhancing the educational and social experiences of all Oxford School students and aim to help the teachers and staff create a safe and healthy learning environment where students can excel and feel confident in themselves.
The mission of the Wild Community Connection (WCC) is to foster communication and cooperation between parents, teachers, staff and the local community to ensure that The Oxford School students receive a foundation for becoming respectful and independent citizens who will responsibly contribute and engage in an ever-changing world. The WCC will aid in the organization, volunteer support and occasional funding of school events and materials to help deepen our community spirit and enrich our students' educational, social and developmental experiences.
WCC GOALS FOR 2019-2020
Create a strong school community by encouraging parental and family participation and involvement.
Increase interest, involvement and understanding of our school Wild Community Connection. Build awareness about the role of the WCC in helping the school and students reach their full potential.
Encourage and organize volunteer support for the school and WCC programs and events.
Promote social activities that heighten school spirit and encourage family togetherness.
Conduct purposeful fundraising to support academic, social and enrichment activities and events at The Oxford School.
The Wild Community Connection meets on a monthly basis while school is in session to discuss school matters and plan events and opportunities to benefit our school. It is the goal for the WCC to act as a liaison between parents, teachers, administration and the future board of governors. We hope you will consider participating or volunteering at these meetings or in these activities! Whether you join the WCC Executive, work on a subcommittee, volunteer at an event or simply attend an activity, we hope you will find an area of interest that appeals to you and partake in the community and camaraderie of The Oxford School. Please join the WCC in our efforts to make The Oxford School the best independent school it can be!
WILD COMMUNITY CONNECTION STRUCTURE
The WCC executive along with the help of a volunteer subcommittee will carry out their titled duties and lead the volunteers in the areas of community, communication, enrichment, social outreach and fundraising.
EXECUTIVE LEAD (1 position): This position is responsible for ensuring things continually move forward from the perspective of the WCC. They will oversee all happenings from the WCC's point of view. They will ensure all expectations are agreed upon at the beginning of the year so the WCC can implement their goals early and work to meet their objectives over the course of the school year.
SECRETARY TREASURER (1 position): This position is responsible for setting General Meeting agendas and taking meeting minutes (or finding a replacement to do so). They will also handle distributing meeting minutes and communication of events and all things WCC. They will manage the WCC bank account and funds and create financial reports.
EVENT LEAD (1 position): This position will focus on planning and implementing various events throughout the school year that enrich our students and families school experience (e.g. November Pot Luck, Family Skating Party, Evening Parent Mixer etc.) and/ or recruiting volunteers to help.
SOCIAL LEAD (1 position): This position will focus on fostering the "family" atmosphere of the school. They will work to develop a way to welcome new families and students into the school. They will assist the Event Lead in implementing activities or events that fall under the "social" category (e.g. Family Skating Party, Evening Parent Mixer etc.)
FUNDRAISING LEAD (1 position): This position will focus on planning and implementing appropriate fundraisers and/or recruiting others to assist with this throughout the school year.
PAST EXECUTIVE MEMBER (1 position): This position will be held by the previous year WCC executive. They will be a "behind the scenes" role and not an active executive vote. They will assist the new executive where needed with guidance, advice and experience from the previous year. Involvement will likely decrease in the second half of the year as the new executive becomes more grounded in their roles.
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE: This will be a subcommittee of individuals interested in being active volunteers in the areas of events, social planning or fundraising during the school year. It will provide the executive with a list of contacts to reach out to throughout the school year when volunteers are needed.
We welcome all parents to apply or nominate fellow parents for executive positions. Fill out the Wild Community Connection application form below to apply or nominate a fellow parent by clicking the button below. All others interested in accompanying the executive members on the volunteer committee are encouraged to complete the form below and join in on the volunteer efforts of the Wild Community Connection.
The Nominating Committee (including the Head of School, Teacher Representative(s) and past executive members) is now accepting applications and nominations for this year’s Wild Community Connection. Executive members will be chosen by the committee from candidates who have submitted application forms and those who have been nominated. Applications for the 2019/2020 school year will be accepted until Friday, September 13th, 2019. The new executive members will be selected in September and introduced at the Welcome Back BBQ that takes place on Wednesday, September 18.
*All parent volunteers at The Oxford School are required to provide a Police Record Check. Following the submission of the below application, the applicant will need to obtain a signed Request for Police Record Check from TOS administration (See details on how to obtain a Police Record Check). If a Police Record Check has been completed within the last five years, each subsequent year will require an Offence Declaration form to be completed.
The Oxford School relies on volunteer drivers to transport students to and from field trips and extra curricular events.
Click the button below to fill out an application.