Parents Association

What We Do

The Parents Association plays a vital role in Dwight School's community-building efforts and educational objectives. It is the School's and PA's joint mission to build a responsible, global-minded community and ignite the "spark of genius" in every child. We look forward to all parents in every grade volunteering their time and participating in PA events.

Get Involved: Volunteer Sign-up

The PA has exciting events planned for this school year and we are looking for volunteers to help us throughout the year. You can sign up to volunteer by visiting the PA Portal on MyDwight.

PA Events
  • Spirit Day, Saturday, October 28
  • Halloween Parties, Tuesday, October 31
  • Book Fair, Thursday & Friday, December 7-8
  • International Food Festival, Thursday, January 25
  • Winter Uniform Sale, Friday, February 2
  • Ice Skating Party, Friday, February 23
  • National Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week, Monday- Friday, April 30-May 4

Class Representatives

The overall goal of a Class Representative is to create a sense of goodwill within his/her class. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Welcoming new families to the class
  • Serving as a source of accurate information and helping to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner
  • Encouraging parent attendance at PA and School events
  • Helping to organize class dinners and receptions
  • Encouraging and facilitating parent volunteerism at Dwight

PA Event Photo Gallery

International Food & Wine Festival

Book Fair

Spirit Day

Ice Skating Under the Stars

Safety Patrol Program

The PA organizes and oversees an after-school Parent Safety Patrol to help increase street safety for students as they make their way home from school each day. Parents patrol the neighborhood in pairs for an hour and a half each day to deter troublemakers and, if necessary, seek police assistance.

Safety Patrol participation is mandatory for every Dwight family. Please refer to the Safety Patrol Calendar in the PA Portal in MyDwight or in This Week at Dwight.

Who We Are

The PA is comprised of the parents or legal guardians of each Dwight student. Volunteers serve as Officers of the Executive Board and Board, Class Representatives, and the chairs and members of various PA committees.


Executive Board

  • President: Meridith Hill
  • Vice President Timothy House: Judy Cohen
  • Vice President Bentley House: Lola Garcia
  • Vice President Franklin-Anglo House: Rory Teitelbaum
  • Co-Event Coordinator: Fiona Paltridge
  • Co-event Coordinator: Adriana Moura
  • Secretary: Martha Seiver
  • Treasurer: Aileen Bruner
  • Communications Coordinator: Kelly Frankeny

Committee/Event Chairs

  • Riverside Pa Liaison: Laura Charecky
  • Ambassador Committee: Tavy Ronen, Lorena Matus, Louise Tonkin, Meridith Hill
  • Bentley House Halloween Party Chair: Mary Bradley
  • Book Fair Committee: Susan Korchak, Erika Levine Pintoff, Lucia Carpenter, April Horton, Jo O’dea
  • International Food Festival Committee: Jessica Dennis-Capiraso, Katie Gallagher, Bernie Mastrangel, Monique Dana, Akshie Shah, Paula Meinberg, Lorena Matus, Ann Ferguson
  • PIA Reps: Judy Clare, Sona Hacherian
  • Safety Patrol Coordinator: Louise Tonkin
  • Skating Party Chair : Carolina Villamizer
  • Spirit Day Co-Chairs: Maria Thorbjornsen, Felabi Phillips
  • Sporting Event Chair: Carolina Villamizer

2017-18 Class Representatives


  • Grade 1: Bianca Solorzano and Geidy Perez-Storch (1A), Suraya Khan and Chloe Zachmanoglou (1B), Gina Gray and Tsui Lam (1C)
  • Grade 2: Clare Cheng and Akshie Shah (2A), Monique Dana and Kat Katz (2B)
  • Grade 3: Felabi Phillips and Louise Tonkin (3A), Yi Pan and Olga Sobol (3B)
  • Grade 4: Sarah Knox and Emily Yu (4A), Lucia Carpenter and April Horton (4B)
  • Grade 5: Heather Kibbe and Alice Zarari (5A), Zorana Jelic and Kim Kelleher (5B)
  • Grade 6: Anabela Lopes and Carolina Villamizar
  • Grade 7: Amy Egger and Jill Geisinger
  • Grade 8: Lisa Nacino and Maria Thorbjornsen
  • Grade 9: Lorena Matus and Sandrine Droumenq
  • Grade 10: Jo O’dea and Ana Fons
  • Grade 11: Amy Kanter and Sylvie Vaccari
  • Grade 12: Alena Paltina and Tavy Ronen