When your child enrolls at Moorestown Friends School, you become part of the community, too.
There are many opportunities for MFS parents to become involved. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Director of Parent and Alumni Programs Suzanne Abrams.
Here are a few of the parent traditions that continue year after year.
Parent Council is the primary organization which oversees and organizes parent involvement. Working closely with the MFS administration, Parent Council leaders and volunteers seek to create opportunities for all parents to contribute their diverse talents to the school community by working on various committees and attending fundraising events, workshops, discussion groups, and other activities.
The MFS Parent Council is comprised of all parents, the Head of School, Upper, Middle and Lower School Directors, Director of Development, Director of Parent and Alumni Programs and the Parent Council Executive Committee. The Executive Committee includes the All-School Coordinators, Division Coordinators, and volunteer committee leaders as requested.
Two sets of families from each grade work closely with the classroom teachers, especially in the Lower School, to offer assistance throughout the year.
Each summer, parents volunteer to contact and welcome families who are new to the school.
Located at 301 Chester Avenue, the MFS Thrift Shop is a volunteer-dependent organization. Volunteers assist by sorting and pricing donations of clothing, collectibles, furniture, etc. and helping customers. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop support MFS students and faculty.
In October, join with many volunteers to help raise funds for the Annual Fund for MFS by personally contacting other parents. The Annual Fund for MFS is the school community’s top philanthropic priority.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Welcome visitors, serve refreshments, give directions and assist visitors on the morning of Grandparents and Special Friends Day for grades Kindergarten through Grade 4.
Musicals & Plays
Use your talents to prepare costumes, make-up and hair styles for the MFS players and build sets for the performances. Parent volunteers are a vital component of school productions, and there are many opportunities to support the shows.
Every winter, on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, Parent Council hosts a Summer Camp Fair in the Field House Gym. Approximately 80 camps from across the country come to Moorestown Friends School to highlight their programs. There are a variety of offerings including day, residential, sports, adventure, teen travel, academic and traditional camps. A committee of parent volunteers meets in the late fall to work on plans. The Camp Fair is a school-wide event and a great volunteer opportunity for families in all divisions.
This biennial event is the largest parent-driven fundraiser at the school, and is a wonderful community celebration. To help create this very special evening, dozens of volunteers work on many aspects of the event, including mailings, decorating, soliciting donations and sponsors, and working with students and teachers on Class Gifts.
Science Olympiad & Other Department Events
Volunteer to support our students as they compete in a series of events with students from other local schools. MFS hosts a number of events during the school year and often teams of students travel to compete in various events.
The MFS community is comprised of people from many different religious backgrounds. During the course of the year, there are several opportunities for parents to participate in classes and programs to help raise awareness and create a better understanding of different faiths. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated by the Religion Department.
Be an ambassador for MFS! Assist with open houses, tours of the school and follow-up phone calls to interested families.
Work with MFS faculty and students on important projects and service activities that celebrate special occasions and strengthen our school community.
Middle School parents may sign up to attend and help supervise the dances held throughout the year.
Help the staff label, fold and stuff numerous large mailings.
You can help the library staff cover and catalog books, assist students in checking-out and returning books, and also prepare overdue notices.
Serve as a substitute nurse at MFS or go on an off-campus trip with a class.
Each year, following Commencement, a night of chaperoned fun is planned for the senior class. Senior parent volunteers organize all aspects from arranging the venues and transportation to contacting sponsors for the event.
Red & Blue Club
The club supports the seasonal online MFS merchandise sales, hosts trips to local sporting events for the community, presents speakers for student athletes and their families, and is involved in several events throughout the year to promote team and school spirit.