Parents

Holy Child encourages parent participation in the life of the school and offers parents of all students 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 2018-2019

September 20, 2018

November 13, 2018

January 23, 2019

April 3, 2019

May 23, 2019

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

 

 

Library Luncheon



2018–2019

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD


Co-Presidents
Megan Gillespie, Roz Carvin

MS Liaisons
Marguerite Hajjar, Nicole Lynch

US Liaisons
Kat Doyle, Alex Leach

Treasurer
Laura Lategui

Assistant Treasurer
Emily Marriott

Secretary
Kim Nicastri

Annual Benefit
Katy Pagnani

Wellness
Rossana Valentino

School Store
Heather Gillespie, Sue Shultis

Ex-Officio:
Cathy Clemens, Sheila Stier

Parent Liaison:
Toni Santangelo Archibald '76

 

 

2018–2019

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

REPRESENTATIVES


5th Grade
Katie Paul*

6th Grade
Trish McMullin

7th Grade
Monique Jean, Jen Read

8th Grade
Heather Gillespie, Carolyn McCullough, Maura Semprevivo

9th Grade
Cathy Clemens, Anita Davis*,
Mary Prime-Nelson, Rita Smith

10th Grade
Mindy Grigg, Alex Leach, Patty Mosher

11th Grade
Kat Doyle, Fran Veltri

12th Grade
Ellen Bryceland, Bernice Pagan,
Marisa Farrell

*denotes new parent

2018–2019

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

COMMITTEES
 

Homecoming
Ellen Bryceland

Homecoming Food Co-Chairs
Roz Carvin, Kim Nicastri

Library Luncheon & Boutique
Kelly Hodulik, Sheila Stier

Vendor Co-Chairs
Megan Gillespie, Marisa Farrell

Giving Tree
Kat Doyle

Plant Sale
Maura Semprevivo, Sue Shultis

BINGO Night
Emily Marriott, Kim Nicastri

Heard in Rye
Alex Leach

Wellness Committee
Trish McMullin, Joe Carvin, Alex Leach, Rossana Valentino, Cathy Clemens

Faculty Appreciation
Donna Young, Ciara Trickett

Annual Benefit
Katy Pagnani, Ciara Trickett

Parents for IDEA
(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy)
Jasmine Bellamy, Marlon Mahon, Xiomara Mahon, Moderator: Monique Gordon-Anelfal '06


 

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.

 

2016-2017

PARENTS ASSOCIATION 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

2017-2018

PARENTS ASSOCIATION 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Toni Santangelo Archibald '76

Director of Parent and Alumnae Relations, 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.'"

-Cathy Clemens and Sheila Stier, 2016-2017 PA Co-presidents

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."

-Megan Gillespie and Shelia Stier, 2017-2018 PA Co-presidents


 

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!

 

ONLINE STORE

To complement our on campus store, Holy Child has launched a special online "pop-up" shop.

The online store caters specifically to parent and alum gear, a wider variety of sizes, and specialty spirit wear.

Athletic Leggings available on the online store are now approved for daily uniform wear!

 

TO VISIT THE ONLINE STORE