Parent Service Association (PSA)
A Message from the Parent Service Association President
On behalf of the Parent Service Association (PSA), welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I am truly grateful to be part of this amazing community and I look forward to serving San Domenico School and SD parents for another year as PSA President. I encourage you and your family to become fully involved in all that makes San Domenico so special: the caring and knowledgeable faculty and staff, the extraordinary generosity of parents and spirit of volunteering, the beautiful campus, and most importantly the shared goal of educational excellence for our children while always staying true to the shared values of study, reflection, service, and community. Every parent is automatically a member of the PSA, and we welcome and depend on your generous participation. Together, we are the PSA!
Last year, we added two important areas to our PSA purpose; develop community among parents and deepen parent connection to the school. To that end, we added All School PSA Meetings, Class Social Chairs, speakers including the screening of the movie, Screenagers in conjunction with Common Sense Media, and a Thank you Social for all of our wonderful volunteers at the end of the school year.
This year, we will continue to grow these areas of our purpose. Feedback from parents last year revealed more interest in connecting to the San Domenico community versus attending meetings. To help the PSA accomplish this, it is my pleasure to announce a new position on the PSA Executive Board, VP of Community Building. Sara Kurtzig and Sonja Bailey will co-lead the new position and have already starting planning many new All School events for the year:
- August, 2016 – Welcome back Hoedown
- October 23, 2016 – JDRF One Walk – Join Team San Domenico Cares
- October 27, 2016 – San Domenico’s First Flash Mob – Ghostbusters – at the San Anselmo Goblin Jamboree, 5:30 pm – Town Hall lawn
- November 17, 2016 – San Domenico Skates! Join us at the Norhtgate Mall skating rink for fun school skating for all families! 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- January 28, 2016 – Craving Cuba Date night Documentary! 6:30 pm – HOTA
- March 4, 2016 – San Domenico Cares Spring Service event – BEACH CLEAN UP Day with Marine Mammal Center! 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
As a reminder, the PSA’s purpose is to come together so that we may be more deeply involved in our children’s educational experience in order to support and enhance it. Through our involvement, the PSA enables parents to serve the needs of the entire school community.
Our involvement takes the form of:
- Developing community among parents
- Deepening parent connection with the school
- Providing support for school-sponsored events
- Bridging communication between parents and the school
- Providing fundraising opportunities through the PSA Spring Gala, Fund-A-Need, Uniform Closet, and eScrip, all of which broaden our children's education program, such as scholarships and professional development opportunities.
Community & School Sponsored Events:
We have many community and school sponsored events over the course of the year. Listed below are just a few highlights:
- Welcome Back Parent Faire
- Parent Potluck Dinners
- Annual Garden Fair
- Library Book Fair & Luncheon
- PSA Spring Gala
- Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week
- Spring All School Service Event
- Thank You PSA! Spring Social
In addition, the PSA works with the school faculty and administration to provide support for various classroom activities, class parties, field trips, and community service opportunities.
I encourage you to come and participate in these events. They are a great way to deepen your connection to your fellow parents and the San Domenico community while having a great time!
During the year, in addition to weekly San Domenico communication, you will also receive weekly emails from your class parents. Your class parents will keep you well informed and linked in with your child’s teachers and moderators.
As you have probably noticed, the PSA is very involved in all of the great community building events, school-related events, classroom activities, and fundraising opportunities at San Domenico...and we need your help to make it all happen. There are many ways parents can involve themselves at San Domenico. I encourage you to find the activities that are meaningful, rewarding, and fun for you. Whether you sign up for a “coordinator” position or “I just want to donate a few hours” position, your participation is welcome, needed and appreciated at any level. Visit the Volunteer page to learn more.
I want to personally extend an extra thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to lead the PSA this year. We have a great group of parents to help and guide you if ever needed. Please do not hesitate to contact any of them.
I look forward to sharing another exciting year in our children’s lives together!
Your help is greatly appreciated by the Faculty and Staff!
President – Cindy Bollini
Past President – Jennifer Balmaseda
First Vice President – Ana Johnson
Vice President, Upper School – Janine Reid
Vice President, Middle School – Kate McMillan
Vice Presidents, Lower School – Patricia Schmidt and Linley Kaye
Vice President of Volunteerism – Amy Phillips
Vice Presidents, Community Building – Sara Kurtzig and Sonja Bailey
PSA Gala Fundraiser Chairs – Karen Duncan and Bridget Cooper
Treasurer – Scott Smith
Secretary – London Fairborn
Chair, eScrip – Linda Palermo
Kindergarten – Sharon Klein & Zoe Crowhurst
First Grade – Suzanne Doerschlag & Parisa Sadeghian
Second Grade – Paula Berry & Marla Fieser
Third Grade – Katie Sargent & Lindsay Stocker
Fourth Grade – Meg DeGooyer & Tina Wolk
Fifth Grade – Fran Kassberg & Rachel Aspatore
Sixth Grade – Carrie Kaufman, Belinda Wickwire, & Sue Long
Seventh Grade – Heidi Masturzo, Sheldon Matthys, & Claire Johnson
Eighth Grade – Germana Fabbri, Sara Thomas & Chandra Ramirez
Ninth Grade – Stacy Walden, Sonja Poole, John Paczkowski, Jennifer Lopez, & Shino Cline
Tenth Grade – Lisa Strain, Maureen Smith, & Louis Owen
Eleventh Grade – Allison Brown & Christina Schünemann
Twelfth Grade – Halima Afi
PSA Executive Board job descriptions: Download pdf