Wellington Parent Association

Wellington Parents Association

The Wellington Parents Association (WPA) welcomes you! The purpose of the WPA is to bring the Wellington community together and to support Wellington's mission. To accomplish this, WPA organizes activities, services, and fosters volunteerism within the Wellington community.

WPA Board Leadership

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Wellington Parents Association!

The Wellington Parents Association (WPA) aims to foster a strong sense of community within The Wellington School, supporting the school's educational mission through sponsorship and organization of activities, services, and events. WPA is made up of an Executive Board and all parents and/or guardians of currently enrolled students at The Wellington School. The WPA holds monthly open meetings, starting this September via Zoom, and we encourage you to attend and bring your ideas/thoughts/concerns. Volunteer positions this year might look different than in previous years but together we will find new ways to support our students, one another and our Wellington community.

We look forward to meeting you all, whether virtually or socially distanced, very soon!


Michelle Scantland & Sara Schroter

Contact the WPA

Executive Committee

President:                                                                    Michelle Scantland

President-Elect:                                                           Sara Schroter

Treasurer:                                                                    Amanda Roberts

Secretary:                                                                    Elizabeth Bernard

Parent Connector Coordinator(s):                               Sarah Owens & Aaron Ard

LS Room Parent Coordinator(s):                                 Elizabeth Doolittle  

Events Coordinator(s):                                                Sara Schroter & Amanda Roberts

Volunteer Coordinator(s):                                            Kate McGinnis & Karen Minton


Year-Round Leaders

Athletic Boosters:                                                         Jen Chenelle

Sokol Store:                                                                 Amy Rupp

Used Uniform Sales:                                                    Cindy Ray

Parents of kids of color Affinity Group:                         Jackie Butler & Jocelyne Walker

GLBT Families Affinity Group:                                      Erica Braswell & Gerrie Brand

Visual and Performing Arts Advocates (VAPA):           Defne Kocak & Jenny Johnson

Abbott Family Learning Center:                                   Elizabeth Bernard

Lunch Bunch:                                                               Amanda Roberts

Friday Night Association:                                             TBD

Birthday Cards:                                                            Michael Burkhardt

Annual Fund:                                                               Amber Merl & Steve Thompson


Parent Connectors

Little Jags:                                                                  Sara Schroter

Pre-Kindergarten:                                                       Amber Merl

Kindergarten:                                                              Gerrie Brand

First Grade:                                                                 Kim Mermis

Second Grade:                                                           Jenny Logan, Gretchen Robinson

Third Grade:                                                               Sara Schroter, Amanda Roberts

Fourth Grade:                                                             TBD

Fifth Grade:                                                                Janet Swarthout

Sixth Grade:                                                               Defne Kocak

Seventh Grade:                                                          Anneliese Adkinson, Lisa Wilkins Thomas

Eighth Grade:                                                             Lael Weyenberg

Ninth Grade:                                                               Nutan Ruegsegger

Tenth Grade:                                                              Julia White

Eleventh Grade:                                                        Jennifer Brello                     

Twelfth Grade:                                                            Dionna Hannah, Tanya Scott

Get involved with the WPA

Wellington is a community that encourages connections and engagement for everyone! While this year may look a little different, Wellington still has a vital need for parent volunteers. Whether you have 15 minutes or 15 hours to volunteer - there is a place Wellington can benefit from your talents and interests! Indicate your interest to help, and a WPA facilitator will reach out to learn more about your areas of interest and share immediate ways to get involved.

Get Involved!

When you become a Wellington parent or caregiver, you automatically become a member of the Wellington Parent Association. All WPA meetings are open to the entire parent community and we welcome you to attend to listen in and engage on the important issues we discuss. If you'd like to join, please let us know by clicking the 'join a meeting' button below or contacting wpa@wellington.org and you'll be sent the virtual meeting link!

2020-2021 WPA Meeting Schedule
October 13
8:45-9:45 a.m.
November 10
8:45-9:45 a.m.
January 12
8:45-9:45 a.m.
February 9
8:45-9:45 a.m.
April 13
8:45-9:45 a.m.
May 11
8:45-9:45 a.m.
Join a meeting

Shop Wellington

Supporting Wellington has never been easier! Register your Kroger Loyalty or Giant Eagle Advantage card, then shop and scan.  It’s that easy!  Additionally, link your Amazon account and shop from Amazon Smile and Wellington will receive a percentage of the sales.  Registration is simple and detailed below.  Once you’re enrolled, there is no need to re-enroll annually, Wellington will continue to benefit year after year! 

Amazon Smile

  1. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-0977200. This link is unique to Wellington. 
  2. Sign in and accept Wellington as a beneficiary of the Amazon Smile donations.
  3. When you’re ready to shop, please log in either through the link above or from smile.amazon.com.  Once you’re registered, Amazon will remember your preferences moving forward.
  4. In order to receive credit, shopping must be completed through either of the two links above.  Credit will not be received if you shop from the mobile app or if the top left banner says “Amazon Prime”.
  5. It may be a good idea to bookmark the unique shopping link.  Amazon Prime Smile will appear in the top left to confirm Wellington will receive the donation.

Giant Eagle

  1. Visit  www.gianteagle.com/AFTS
  2. Sign in or create an account with your Giant Eagle Advantage card
  3. Visit the My Schools Programs page (live link will be #3 under “It’s Easier to Register”)
  4. From the Dashboard, “Manage Schools” under the “Apples for the students” box
  5. Enter school code 4687 and click Add to confirm Wellington


  1.  Visit Kroger.com and sign in or create an account
  2. On the top right of the screen, select “My Account” under your name or Valued Customer
  3. On the left, select “Community Rewards”
  4. Enter AH318 to select and confirm Wellington School

Shop the Sokol Store online! Orders will be processed every Monday and available for pick up from Willie Gage at the front desk in the rotunda during school hours. New order will be available beginning at 3 p.m. each Monday.

Shop Now

Let's make a difference for the Wellington community, together!