The Mead School

What is the Parent Association?

Every Mead family belongs to the Parent Association. The Parent Association provides social and educational opportunities throughout the year. Our purpose is to create camaraderie within the Mead community, to facilitate communication, and to support the school financially.

Through active involvement, parents and guardians contribute their voice, energy, and ideas.

Being present at meetings and functions conveys a commitment to our children’s education. Parent Association meetings are open to all Mead parents and guardians.
 

Ways to get involved

Volunteering is a wonderful way to make new friends and to learn more about our school. Parents volunteer as PA officers and general volunteers, as well as Home Center Parents, Committee Chairpersons and members of various PA Committees.

  • The Parent Association Board is comprised of the Executive Officers, Committee Chairs, and Home Center Parents.
  • In March, nominations are accepted for the following year's Parent Association Board. All nominations are to be endorsed by nominated individuals.
  • A list of candidates for the Co-Presidency is presented to the Trusteeship Committee of the Board of Trustees for approval prior to said election.
  • The Executive Officers (Co-Presidents, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected by ballot in the Spring.

 

2019 - 2020 Parent Association

Officers for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

President:

Isadora Rose (2nd Grade Parent)

Vice President:

Brenda DeRose (6th Grade Parent)

Secretary:

Andrea Jones (6th Grade Parent)

Parent Association Committees

Annual Fundraiser: This committee plans and orchestrates our major annual fundraising event. In partnership with the school and Board of Trustees, we will be celebrating 50 years of The Mead School with our Mead50 Gala at The Italian Center of Stamford on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Early Learning Center Costume Parade – Thursday, October 31, 2019 @4:00pm: Annual traditional Costume Parade in the gym for ELC students, families and faculty. Refreshments, photo ops, and loads of fun!

Gift Wrap & Holiday Items Sale: Items available online and packets from Charleston Wrap. Begins September 10, 2019/Ends October 2, 2019.

Grandparents & Special Visitors Day: Parents work in partnership with the Director of Admissions to make this wonderful day fun and successful for all. November 26, 2019.

Heritage Pot Luck Dinner – Friday, April 24, 2020 @6:30pm: Annual Pot Luck Dinner celebrating our different cultures and heritages, for all families in ELC and K-Grade 8. Everyone is encouraged to bring a meal that is special or customary for their family. Music is also played and shared. A great event to further our conversation of diversity.

Hot Dog Tuesday: Monthly event run by the PA. $5.00 for hot dog, drink and chips or fruit. See school calendar for specific dates.

Mead Merchandise: This committee selects, orders, and sells (and buys!) Mead School spirit wear and products. It's a great way to display our school spirit!

Movie Club – Friday, January 24, 2020 @3:30pm-5:30pm and Friday, April 3, 2020: PA event for K-Grade 8 students. An age- and theme-appropriate movie is selected by majority by the students and shown in the auditorium. Popcorn is served during the movie and pizza afterwards.

Parent Association Meetings: Monthly meetings and get-togethers run by the Parent Association Executive Committee. See calendar for specific dates.

Staff Appreciation Week – May 4-8, 2020: Annual event to show appreciation for our faculty and staff. Parents will be asked to contribute food or donations to help in the celebration.

Home Center Parents: Each grade has Home Center Parents who organize social get-togethers and support the needs of the parents, guardians and teachers. Home Center Parents also act as coordinators for the various PA events.

Join the PA @ Mead

Complete the form below to let us know how you'd like to help out, and we'll be in touch!