Parent Association

All Hopkins Parents are members
of the Parent Association!

The Parent Association supports the full range of the school's objectives by:

• Encouraging & promoting volunteerism in all appropriate aspects of school life

• Providing information and guidance to parents on issues related to school, adolescence, and parenting; support for students, faculty, and parents; and outreach to prospective students and parents

• Promoting communication among and between parents, students, and the School, and providing input to the School on issues of concern to parents

• Raising and allocating funds to help meet the needs of the School

The Parent Association Board consists of the Officers, Head of School, the immediate Past President, two elected Parent Representatives of each grade, a representative of the Parent Association to the Committee of Trustees and Alumni/ae Association, heads of the standing committees and, at the discretion of the Head of School, two members of the faculty appointed by her. Meetings are open to all members of the Hopkins community.

Annual Parent Events

List of 9 items.

  • Parent Association Speaker Series Breakfasts

    Educational get-togethers featuring guest speakers on a range of topics of interest to parents. The Parent Association typically hosts four breakfasts each year, and all Hopkins parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Parent Community Events

    Social events for parents that take place in the New Haven area. Past outings have featured visits to art galleries and local restaurants, among other attractions. Attendance is open to all current parents. Look out for announcements in @Hop regarding details for the gatherings. They fill up fast!
  • Welcome Receptions for New Families

    August
    Returning families host regional receptions for new Hopkins students and their families in their homes prior to the first day of school. For more information or to RSVP, click here.
  • Autumn Parent Social

    Fall
    Parents from all grades meet and socialize on the Hill while enjoying delicious wood-fired pizza, artisan gelato, drinks, and games. All are welcome, and there is no charge!
  • Admission Open House

    Fall
    Volunteers welcome prospective Hopkins students and their parents to the Hill as they learn about our school and tour the campus.
  • Junior School Dinner Dance

    Spring
    The Parent Council hosts our 7th and 8th grade students for dinner prior to the annual Junior School Dance.
  • Celebrate Hopkins! Auction

    Spring
    An exciting event featuring fabulous items and adventures up for bid, in addition to cocktails, hors d'œuvres, and entertainment from our talented students. Our largest fundraising event of the year.
    The 2019 Celebrate Hopkins! Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 6:30-9 pm in Heath Commons. Visit hopkins.edu/auction as it gets closer to learn about how to get involved and purchase tickets!
  • Junior School Ice Cream Social

    Spring
    Our 7th and 8th graders enjoy frozen treats to celebrate the Junior School's annual drama production.
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

    Spring
    A great opportunity to thank our outstanding faculty and staff for all they do. Parents donate and prepare delectable treats for this outdoor luncheon, which has become a highlight of the year for our teachers.
    As the spring approaches, be on the lookout in @Hop for more information and ways to volunteer.

Parent Association Board 2018-2019

OFFICERS
President
Elicia Spearman

Vice President, Community (Enrichment)
Camille Lazarribar

Vice President, Community (Parent Outings)
Lisa Potash

Vice President, Community (Spirit)
Kristin Collier

Vice Presidents, Annual Fund
Christine Foster, Debra Seiter

Vice Presidents, Fundraising
Betsy Priest, Ellen Smith

Secretary
Jehanne Anabtawi

Treasurers
Kathi Mettler, Shikha Sharma

Trustee Representative
Debra Seiter

Alumni/ae Representative
Tara Cook-Littman '93
Junior School Grade Representative
Michelle Schaffer

Senior School Grade Representative
Kirstin Forman

Past President
Inger Schoelkopf
 
Staff Liason
Katey Varanelli

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Allocations
Kathi Mettler, Shikha Sharma

Auction
Betsy Priest, Ellen Smith

Autumn Parent Social
Rula Burrow, Stacy Giglietti

Winter Parent Social
Gaby Burdo, Lois DeLise

Faculty Appreciation
Nicole Gollaher, Christine Dokko

Nominations
Debra Seiter, Inger Schoelkopf
 
PARENT CLASS REPRESENTATIVES
7th Grade Representatives
Amanda Oberg ‘90, Beth Criswell

8th Grade Representatives
Larisa Satara-Vujovic, Madry Chitty

9th Grade Representatives
Sandy Chang, Heather Chometa

10th Grade Representatives
Sandy Glover, Roopa Gottumukkala

11th Grade Representatives
Ruth Frantz, Nina Silberman

12th Grade Representatives
Susan Stone Levine, Lisa Stanger