Parent Service Association (PSA)
A Message from the Parent Service Association President
Welcome SD Panther families and community friends to the 2018-19 school year!
It is a great honor and privilege to serve San Domenico and work with you this year. Our community is a thriving network of students, teachers, parents, staff, alumni, and friends connecting with one another to deepen our understanding of the world we live in. This year, we will celebrate both fleeting moments and landmark events at San Domenico. These experiences represent our community’s courage to live out our four Dominican pillars - Community, Study, Reflection, and Service - meeting ongoing personal and global challenges with unconditional openness and thoughtful contemplation.
This school year is already extraordinary! Along with seventeen extensive campus construction projects over this summer, an incredible breath of life was brought to our beloved Dominican Hall by those who supported our 2018 PSA Gala season. Our academic strength is grounded in our community’s support of the everyday experience at San Domenico and together we see the result of this effort in the total success of transforming Dominican Hall.
Every parent and guardian is an included and vital member of the Parent Service Association team! I encourage you to get involved, to try something new and find a volunteer job, or many, that fills you with the sense of peace and belonging in our community. We value your ideas, your spirit, love, leadership, and support of every student and community member. Your PSA leadership team represents every school level, K-12, and I am so proud to stand with each volunteer - please join us in supporting all our students!
I would like to personally invite you to our first Parent Service Association event of the year, The Parent Welcome Back Fair next week on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 8:15-9:30 am. This will be your first opportunity to relax and connect with new and old friends while learning about the incredible sustainability, music, sports, theater, garden, and arts programs San Domenico offers all our children. Staff, PSA Board members and your Class Parent Representatives will also be available to talk to you about eScrip and other SD goings on.
Please feel free to send an email or set up a time to meet. As a parent, Alumna, PSA President and community friend, I look forward to communicating with you.
Tara Evans-Boyce '90
PSA President 2017-18
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 Fair
- Parent Socials
- 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, you will receive a weekly San Domenico communication with updates from your class parents to 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. We 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.
Your help is greatly appreciated by the Faculty and Staff!
President – Tara Evans-Boyce
First Vice President – London Fairborn
Vice President, Upper School – Louise Owen
Vice President, Middle School – Carrie Kaufman
Vice President, Lower School – Sharon Klein
Vice President, Volunteerism – Devon Preston
Vice President, Community Building – Bridget Cooper
Treasurer – Jay Ginwala
Secretary – Kimberli Brown
Chair, eScrip – Heather Davis
Kindergarten – Kory Johnston & Kristen Rivers
1st Grade – Stephanie Mosher & Ali Stone
2nd Grade – Amy Salisbury & Mary Churchill
3rd Grade – Sandy Pfaff & Sara Wardell-Smith
4th Grade – Beth Flynn & Lisa Monardi
5th Grade – Nielma Hock & Ali McGrath
6th Grade – Amy Phillips & Courtney Minisce Orlick
7th Grade – Kristen Schlesinger & Cindy Weaver
8th Grade – Karen Duncan & Belinda Wickwire
9th Grade – Pauline Henderson
10th Grade – Wendy Morgan & Béa Richards
11th Grade – Linley Kaye & Annie Morf
12th Grade – Caroline Bland & Lisa Strain
PSA Executive Board job descriptions: Download pdf