At Powhatan, parents play a fundamental role in supporting the mission and goals of the school through active and engaged participation. Every parent is a member of the Powhatan Parents Association, or PPA. The PPA serves as a vital communications link between parents and the administration through regular meetings, coordination of room parents, and several significant fundraising events.

The PPA encourages all parents to share their talents, resources and knowledge by getting involved, and there are a wide variety of programs and events to support, all of which fall under the umbrella of the PPA. Volunteer opportunities generally fall under three main categories, Fundraisers, Family Events, and Support Programs. Fundraising activities include the Powhatan Spring Gala and Auction; the largest fundraiser managed by the PPA, the annual Rummage Sale held in the fall, Book Fair, Boxtops for Education, the Martins Reward Program, and the Spirit Store. Family events are designed to bring Powhatan families together for socializing and fellowship and include the Back to School Family Picnic, Homecoming, Bingo Night and Movie Night and Spirit Night. Finally, the PPA oversees various Support Programs, which include Hospitality, Welcome Committee, the Trading Post, Room Parents and Library Volunteers.

A President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer govern the PPA and are elected annually, and are supported by an essential group of Committee Chairs and support volunteers who manage and execute all of the programs.

For more specific information about the PPA, such as meeting times and minutes, login to the internal website: and click on the PPA tab.