Parents

Holy Child encourages parent participation in the life of the school and offers all parents the opportunity to become involved at many levels. While some parents choose to take on leadership roles, others support their daughters in activities by working behind the scenes. Current families are avid supporters of the Holy Child mission and many parents take part in the spiritual life of the school through their attendance at liturgies and prayer services, as well as through community service projects. The enthusiastic support of our current families helps enrich their connection to Holy Child and many stay involved long after their daughters graduate.

Parent Involvement & Volunteering Opportunities Include:

  • Parents Association: The Parents Association (PA) is the formal parents organization at Holy Child. All parents are considered members of the PA and are invited to attend meetings and events. PA leadership positions help to coordinate volunteers, organize PA meetings, oversee parent committees, and coordinate with Parent Class Representatives.
  • Athletic and Art events
  • Prospective parent events, like Open House and Take-A-Look Mornings with the Admission Office
  • Annual volunteer-run events, such as Homecoming, the Library Luncheon and Boutique, and the Annual Benefit

 


PARENTS ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS

Click here to view the Parents Association By-laws.

 

 

PA MEETINGS 2019-2020

 
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
 
All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and coffee is available 30 minutes before each meeting
 

ANNUAL EVENTS

Holy Child parents support the life of the School in many important ways, including by volunteering for and attending annual community events.

Homecoming

 

 

Girls' Night Out Bingo



2019–2020

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD


Co-Presidents
Roz Carvin, Heather Gillespie

MS Liaisons
Kim Carriere, Nicole Lynch

US Liaisons
Kat Doyle, Alex Leach

Treasurer
Emily Marriott

Secretary
Helwa Sanchez '00

Assistant Secretary
Anita Davis
 

Annual Benefit
Ciara Trickett

Wellness
Rossana Valentino

School Store
Monique Jean, Sue Shultis

Veracross Systems Manager
Marguerite Hajjar
 

Ex-Officio:
Sheila Stier, Megan Gillespie

Parent Liaison:
Toni Santangelo Archibald '76

 

 

2019–2020

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

REPRESENTATIVES


5th Grade
Katie Paul, Melissa Somma

6th Grade
Nancy Steers, Kathryn Langstine Gazso '94

7th Grade
Trish McMullin, Jennifer Tyler

8th Grade
Monique Jean, Jen Read

9th Grade
Amy Davis, Carolyn McCullough,
Maura Semprevivo, Tara Denning

10th Grade
Anita Davis, Mary Prime-Nelson, Rita Smith, Catherine Svoboda

11th Grade
Mindy Grigg, Alex Leach, Patty Mosher,
Eve Martirano
 

12th Grade
Kat Doyle, Fran Veltri, Laura Lategui

2019–2020

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

COMMITTEES
 

Homecoming
Claudia Smith, Stephanie McCuin,
Tracey Furman
 

Library Luncheon & Boutique
Kelly Hodulik, Sheila Stier

Vendor Co-Chairs
Cathy Clemens, Katherine Olsen,
Catherine Svoboda
 
Annual Benefit
Ciara Trickett, Julia Rogers,
Katherine Olsen
 

Plant Sale
Maura Semprevivo, Sue Shultis

BINGO Night
Emily Marriott, Kim Nicastri, Kim Carriere

Heard in Rye
Alex Leach

Faculty Appreciation Breakfasts
Ciara Trickett, Kim Carriere

School Store
Monique Jean, Sue Shultis, Cathy Clemens,
Sheila Stier

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Holy Child Distinguished Service Award was established by the Parents Association Executive Board during the 2016-2017 school year to specially recognize devoted faculty and staff members.

The award honors a faculty member or administrator who through their time, talents, leadership, guidance, and kindness makes Holy Child a place where each student is empowered and encouraged to become her best self in the classroom and beyond.

This distinction is awarded to Holy Child Faculty and Staff who have been employed for a minimum of three years. Faculty and Staff is defined as any employee of Holy Child (part-time or full-time) and employees of service providers who work full-time at Holy Child. Any current Holy Child student, parent, or employee may submit a nomination.

 

2019

Chef Karen Brennan

Chef, FLIK Independent Dining Services

"She truly cares about each individual and their Holy Child experience. 'Actions not words' are demonstrated each day while she nourishes our entire community."

2018

Colleen Pettus

Associate Head of School and Dean of Faculty

"She leads with faith, enthusiasm, and eternal optimism. She is an incredible role model for the girls as well as her colleagues, and she is the epitome of a woman of conscience and action."

2017

Toni Santangelo Archibald '76

Director of Community Engagement & Special Events

"The vision and philosophies of Cornelia Connelly continue to be a part of everything Toni does for our School. She truly exemplifies our founder's belief that, 'What one is called to do, she is called to do with all her might.'"


 

HOLY CHILD SCHOOL STORE

The School Store opens weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

The store specializes in spirit wear, as well as some uniform-friendly items. Stop by to check out what's new!