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A Warm Welcome to Our New SoulShine Advisory Board Members!

Dear SoulShine Families,

We are thrilled to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all the parents who have generously volunteered to join the SoulShine Advisory Board. Your commitment to being part of this essential group marks a significant step towards enriching our community and creating an even brighter future for our children.

The 2024/2025 Advisory Board Members🎉

  • Kristen Avera

  • LaRae White

  • Lindsey Phillips-Fricker

  • Liza DeFago

  • Margaret Lacy

  • Maria Manojlovic

  • Megan Solomon

  • Rebecca Ross

  • Shelby Von Holt

  • Ty Krajec

The Role You Play

As members of the SoulShine Advisory Board, you are the heart and soul of our efforts to enhance the environment our children grow in. Your insights, creativity, and enthusiasm are the driving forces that make SoulShine a truly special place. It's your vision and input that will guide us in making decisions that benefit our entire community.

Our Commitment to Engagement

We understand the importance of commitment and active participation. In light of this, we kindly remind our board members that missing more than two meetings may lead to your position being reconsidered. This guideline ensures our board remains vibrant and effectively represents our community's interests.

Exclusive Board Member Benefits

In appreciation of your dedication, we are excited to offer an exclusive benefit: a 20% discount on the winter break tuition (12/23/2024 - 01/05/2025) for all advisory board members. This token of our gratitude is just one way we hope to express how much your contribution means to us.

Upcoming Meetings & Special Treats

Our first meeting will kick off on Thursday, March 28th, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Decatur location, Community Gathering Space. To ensure you can participate fully, childcare will be provided for those who need it. Please inform our team in advance so we can make necessary arrangements for care staff and space. (Please use the quick form below to let us know if you'll need childcare during the meeting)

Moreover, meetings will feature fresh, scratch-made dishes prepared by SoulShine's own Chef Connor Carrigan, using only the freshest ingredients to delight your taste buds!

Future Meetings Schedule - All Are Welcome

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Advisory Board Meetings for the 2024/2025 school year taking place at the Decatur Community Gathering Space:

  • March 28th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • April 25th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • May 23rd, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Open Communication

While the Advisory Board plays a pivotal role, we encourage ALL families to engage with us by submitting questions for the board to consider. This open line of communication ensures everyone in our community has a voice.

Should you have any questions or wish to reach out, please feel free to email us at

Transparency and Inclusion

To maintain transparency and keep our community informed, the minutes from each meeting will be summarized in follow-up communications and made available to the entire SoulShine Community.

In Closing

Once again, we express our deepest gratitude to all the parents who have stepped up to join the SoulShine Advisory Board. Your participation is a testament to the vibrant, caring, and proactive community we are all proud to be a part of. Here's to a fruitful and impactful tenure!

With gratitude ❤️

The SoulShine Leadership Team


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