College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Parents Association

Welcome to the Parents Association, a group to which all Holton-Arms parents belong. Each school year, enthusiastic parents come together through the Parents Association to actively support the Holton-Arms community. It's fun, the girls appreciate it, and you will likely make lifelong friends! We hope that you find a way to join with us as we build on the special place that is Holton-Arms.

About the Parents Association

The Parents Association supports and enhances the school community through programs and activities involving parents, students, faculty, and staff. It also provides an open, ongoing two-way communication channel between the parents and administration of the School which benefits the School as well as the parents.

The Parents Association sponsors a number of activities and encourages parents to become involved in the planning, execution, and enjoyment of each one. The Parents Association assists the Advancement Office with the Holton Online Auction and Premiere Party in March.

The Executive Committee, elected at the Annual Meeting, manages the organization with assistance from two or three Grade Representatives from each grade. The Grade Reps work closely with the Division Director and, particularly in Lower School, classroom teachers to plan grade-related events and assist the students in classroom related activities. Committee chairs are appointed by the President and provide leadership for various events and interest groups throughout the School.


Did you know the Parents Association has a Group Space in the Parent Portal? Log in and look for the Parents Association link under "My Groups"


Parents Association Executive Committee 2017-2018 Proposed Slate

President Carrie Halpert
Vice President of Committees Cheryl Heller
Vice President of Grade Reps Joy Evans
Secretary Beatriz Tuncer
Treasurer Tracy Abdo Polkowske
Assistant Treasurer Leigh Holley
Upper School Division Representative Lydia Arnold
Middle School Division Representative Liz Muhlbaum
Lower School Division Representative Elizabeth Brody
Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Kimmel
Nominations Chair, ex officio Mandana Tavakoli
Immediate Past President Cathy Butz

2016-2017 PA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President Cathy Butz
VP of Committees Carrie Halpert
VP of Grade Reps Cheryl Heller
Secretary Marci Gaines
Treasurer Gazelle Kimiavi
Assistant Treasurer Tracy Abdo Polkowske
Upper School Division Representative Joy Evans
Middle School Division Representative Liz Muhlbaum
Lower School Division Representative Elizabeth Brody
Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Kimmel
Nominations Chair, ex officio Patricia DeNovio
Immediate Past President Amy Mehlman
2016-2017 Grade Reps
Grade 3 Rep Marisa Solis-Rosenblum
Grade 3 Rep Elizabeth Dirgins
Grade 4 Rep Rachel Ahmed
Grade 4 Rep Judith Ross
Grade 4 Rep Leigh Holley
Grade 5 Rep Julie Buchanan
Grade 5 Rep Mandana Tavakoli
Grade 5 Rep Alla Iaquinto
Grade 6 Rep Cal Daggitt
Grade 6 Rep Dorine Risser
Grade 6 Rep Sharon Bradley
Grade 7 Rep Cheryl Kitt
Grade 7 Rep Molly Hemsley
Grade 7 Rep Adele Bonnie
Grade 8 Rep Annie Hanson
Grade 8 Rep Susan Strawbridge
Grade 8 Rep Britt Engen
Grade 8 Rep Julie Johnson
Grade 9 Rep Beatriz Tuncer
Grade 9 Rep Lydia Arnold
Grade 9 Rep Lisa Rymsza
Grade 10 Rep Kathryn Zimmerman
Grade 10 Rep Pam Taylor
Grade 10 Rep Cheryl O'Connor
Grade 11 Rep Sharon Slotkin
Grade 11 Rep Sandra Gichner
Grade 11 Rep Karen Hardie
Grade 12 Rep Kathy Mathis
Grade 12 Rep Faith Apt
Grade 12 Rep Liza Fues

Parents Association Documents

Password protected documents as well as Committee contact information, can be found in the Parent Portal.

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