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 - September 4 
  • Dwight Service/Spirit Day - October 20
  • Halloween Parties - October 31 
  • Dwight on Ice Skating Party - November 8 
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive - November 21  
  • Book Fair - December 5-6 
  • International Food and Wine Festival - January 30 
  • Winter Uniform Sale - February 7 
  • National Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week - April 27- May 1
 

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
 
 

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: Louise Tonkin 
  • Vice President, Bentley House: Cecilia Rebolledo 
  • Vice President, Franklin/Anglo Houses: Lola Garcia 
  • Event Coordinator: Patricia Teles 
  • Event Coordinator: Heather Kibbe 
  • Secretary: Ann Ferguson
  • Treasurer: Carolina Villamizar
  • Communications Coordinator: Sona Hacherian 

Committee/Event Chairs

  • Riverside PA Liaison: Heather Grbic
  • Ambassador Committee:  

    Lorena Matus — Lower School: Grades 1-5
    Meredith Hill —  Middle School: Grades 6-8 
    Louise Tonkin — Grade 9 
    Lola Garcia — Upper School: Grades 10-12

  • Bentley House Halloween Party Chair: Rich Forman and Natascha Van de Pijpekamp
  • Book Fair Co-Chairs: Sarah Knox and April Horton
  • International Food Festival Co-Chairs: Katie Gallagher, Meredith Hill, and Ann Ferguson
  • PIA Reps: Judy Clare, Sona Hacherian
  • Safety Patrol Coordinator: Ann Ferguson
  • Skating Party Chair: Felabi Philips
  • Sporting Event Chair: Gustavo de Souza
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week Chair: Maria Scarpa
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive Co-Chair: Luiza Cecchini
  • Uniform Sale Co-Chairs: Valerie Mazzonnelli and Erika Pintoff
  • Valentines Treat Chair: Denise Marcondes

 

2019-20 Class Representatives

  • Grade 1A: Lindsay Brasecke, Jenny Wang
  • Grade 1B: Heather Grbic, Rei Yagisawa
  • Grade 1C: Rachel Kaplan, Ashley Slaughter
  • Grade 2A: Denise Marcondes, Kiyori Nagashima
  • Grade 2B: Elisangela "Lis" Brisac Leite, Melissa Rodriguez
  • Grade 2C: Mahila (Ahmad) Rizvi, Ravit Barbi
  • Grade 3A: Darly Corniel, Elena (Grazian) Fina
  • Grade 3B: Gina Gray, Tsui Lam
  • Grade 3C: Chloe Zachmanoglou, Maria Scarpa 
  • Grade 4A: Jenna (Sohyoun) Ahn, 
  • Grade 4B: Kat Katz
  • Grade 4C: Julia Alvarez
  • Grade 5A: Luiza Cecchini, Yi Pan
  • Grade 5B: Tracy Sigal, Laurie (Pettress) Lewis
  • Grade 6: Rose Oppy, Annie Medina
  • Grade 7: Zorana Jelic, Bryony Bechtold (Venturini)
  • Grade 8: Fiona Paltridge, Laura Miles
  • Grade 9: Amy Egger, Bonnie Eissner
  • Grade 10: Kate Cameron, Mary Bradley
  • Grade 11: Sandrine Droumenq, Tomas Daly
  • Grade 12: Frauke Berman, Natalia Hatgis