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Parents Of Montessori Students (POMS) is the Parent Association for WSMS/WSA.

It takes a village…In today’s world, even a virtual village fits the bill. As parents of children at West Seattle Montessori and West Seattle Academy, we are all members of POMS. We know it’s important you feel a sense of community, have your questions answered, share your ideas, stay informed on important dates/event information and still get involved however your time permits.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to support activites to enhance the social and academic experience of current and future students, families and educators for West Seattle Montessori School.

2014/2015 Goals:

  • Build a Strong Sense of Community
  • Facilitate Communication between Administration, Teachers, POMS and Parents
  • Fundraise for Students Needs through Pasta Dinner for the Arts and TWIG Dinner and Auction
  • Support and Recognize Educators, Administration and Volunteers
  • Increase Knowledge and Visibility of POMS among School Community
  • Maintain a Strategic Written Plan for current and future POMS Boards to ensure we are meeting the priorities for the school year

Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Year:

  • Attend monthly POMS meetings.
  • Donate your time and talents – [ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ]
  • Read emails from your room parents and teacher.
  • Attend school fundraisers and/or events in/out of the classroom.
  • Share your questions/ideas with POMS Board.


– Pasta Dinner for the Arts:

– TWIG (Through Wisdom Ideas Grow) Dinner and Auction:

POMS Board Members:

Cindy Oliver, President Tracey Lovejoy, Vice President
Shirline Wilson, Treasurer Renee Bryce, Secretary
Heather Leaman, Member-At-Large Melissa Overdorf, Past President/POMS Mentor
Brenda Griswold, Admin Rep Heather Aquino, Admin Rep
Angela Sears Ximenes, Director
Contact: POMS President, Cindy Oliver at: POMSBoard@gmail.com


Helpful Links/Forms:

2014-2015 Important Dates Calendar ]

[ POMS News ]

[ POMS Meeting Minutes ]

[ Field Trip Driver Form ]

[ Background Check Process ]

[ Ritzenthaler Recognition Fund Nomination Form ]