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
  • Fall Uniform Sale, Wed. Sept. 5
  • Dwight Service Day. Sat. Oct. 20
  • Halloween Parties, Wed. Oct. 31
  • Skating Under the Stars, Nov. 2 
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive, Monday, Nov. 12 - Thursday Nov. 15
  • Book Fair, Thurs. & Fri. Dec. 6 & 7
  • International Food and Wine Festival, Thurs. Jan. 24
  • Winter Uniform Sale, Fri. Feb. 1
  • National Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week, Mon.- Fri. April 29-May 3 
  • Book Buy Back, Monday, June 10

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: Aileen Bruner
  • Vice President Timothy House: Judy Cohen 
  • Vice President Bentley House: Louise Tonkin 
  • Vice President Franklin-Anglo House: Lola Garcia 
  • Co-Event Coordinator: Adriana Moura
  • Co-event Coordinator: Patricia Teles 
  • Secretary: Ann Ferguson 
  • Treasurer: Carolina Villamizar
  • Communications Coordinator: Kelly Frankeny

Committee/Event Chairs

  • Riverside PA Liaison: Rachel Kaplan
  • Ambassador Committee:  
  • Meridith Hill - Lower and Middle School
  • Louise Tonkin - Lower and Middle School
  • Lola Garcia - Upper School
  • Lorena Matus - Upper School
  • Bentley House Halloween Party Chair: Andrea Arap
  • Bentley House Winter Party Chair: Teresa Coutinho-Furst
  • Book Fair Co-Chairs: Lucia Carpenter and April Horton
  • International Food Festival Co-Chairs: Katie Gallagher and Meredith Hill
  • PIA Reps: Judy Clare, Sona Hacherian
  • Safety Patrol Coordinator: Louise Tonkin
  • Skating Party Chair: Felabi Philips
  • Sporting Event Chair: Gustavo de Souza
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week Chair: Fiona Paltridge
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive Co-Chair: Luiza Cecchini
  • Uniform Sale Co-Chairs: Valerie Mazzonnelli and Erika Pintoff
  • Valentines Treat Chair: Denise Marcondes


2018-19 Class Representatives

  • Grade 1A: Melissa Rodriguez, Sabrina Silva 
  • Grade 1B: Jin Liu, Tomoko Rubery 
  • Grade 1C: Ravit Barbi, Elisangela “Lis” Brisac Leite 
  • Grade 2A: Gina Gray, Darly Corniel
  • Grade 2B: Chloe Zachmanoglou, Geidy Perez-Storch
  • Grade 2C: Jo Lindley, Kristine Siegel
  • Grade 3A: Julia Alvarez 
  • Grade 3B: Sawako Shukla
  • Grade 3C: Kat Katz
  • Grade 4A: Tiki Barnes, Kim Kelleher
  • Grade 4B: Donna Johnson, Yi Pan
  • Grade 5A: Emily Yu, Claudia Guerra
  • Grade 5B: Natalia Newman 
  • Grade 6: Cecilia Rebolledo, Zorana Jelic
  • Grade 7: Teresa Coutinho-Furst, Fiona Paltridge
  • Grade 8: Martha Seiver, Amy Egger
  • Grade 9: Sona Hacherian, Kate Cameron
  • Grade 10: Sandrine Droumenq, Tomas Daly
  • Grade 11: Frauke Berman, Jo O’Dea
  • Grade 12: Lorena Matus, Laura Miles