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

    Educational get-togethers featuring guest speakers on a range of topics of interest to parents. 
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

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

    This event is a wonderful opportunity for Hopkins parents, friends, faculty, and staff to gather in a social setting to raise important funds for our school. As the largest parent social gathering and the only fundraising event of the year, you won't want to miss it! The festive evening will feature a wide array of silent auction items with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, as well as entertainment from Hopkins’ own student groups. Last year, the funds raised supported and sponsored many school funds and activities, including: the class activity funds, the Junior School dance, Homecoming, Prom, refurbishment of Stone Lounge in Hopkins House, the Chemical Dependency Program, and the Student Needs Fund.
  • Junior School Ice Cream Social

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

    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 2019–2020

Kristin Collier

Vice President, Community (Enrichment)
Camille Lizarribar

Vice President, Community (Parent Outings)
Heather Chometa

Vice President, Community (Spirit)
Stephanie Rosenthal

Vice Presidents, Hopkins Fund
Andy Papadatos, Brenda Thickett

Vice Presidents, Fundraising
Betsy Priest, Ellen Smith

Jehanne Anabtawi

Namuk Cho, Shikha Sharma

Trustee Representative
Debra Seiter

Alumni/ae Representative
Marcella Hourihane '85

Junior School Grade Representative
Sandy Glover

Senior School Grade Representative
Kirstin Forman

Past President
Elicia Spearman
Staff Liaison
Jennifer O’Neill

Namuk Cho, Shikha Sharma

Betsy Priest, Ellen Smith

Autumn Parent Social
Rebekah Epstein

Winter Parent Social
Stacy Giglietti, Debbie Dies

Faculty Appreciation
Helen Lasersohn, Christine Dokko

Spirit - Arts Advancement
Michelle Schaffer

Debra Seiter, Elicia Spearman

President Emerita
Inger Schoelkopf
7th Grade Representatives
Mark Friedman, Lisa Takoudes

8th Grade Representatives
Jigna Desai, Hiroko Rawald

9th Grade Representatives
Indu Aggarwal, Joan Panagos

10th Grade Representatives
Wanda Ferreira, Karen Peck

11th Grade Representatives
Roopa Gottumukkala, Ravaye Yorke

12th Grade Representatives
Nina Silberman, Melissa Shein