Parent Association

All parents are encouraged to attend the monthly Parent Association (PA) meetings. Each class elects two representatives who are eligible to vote on matters brought before the Association. The PA plans fundraisers to support the school, sponsors family events, coordinates community service projects, and provides parent educational opportunities. The President of the Parent Association is a voting member of the school's Board of Trustees and serves as a liaison between the parents and the Board.

All current HDS parents are members of the Parent Association that meets monthly during the school year, except in June and December. Meetings are Thursday mornings at 8:05 AM in the library (see dates and times below). Please refer to the Handbook for more information about the HDSPA.

2019-2020 HDS Parent Association (HDSPA)


  • Erin Voss, President
  • Christina Frank, Vice President
  • Jennifer Nesaw, Secretary; Megan O'Brien, Asst. Secretary
  • John Mardenborough, Treasurer; Nicki Persons, Asst. Treasurer

2019-2020 HDS Parent Association (HDSPA)

Class Representatives

Class Representative Representative
K-Prep 3 TBA TBA
K-Prep 4 Allison Tan Jennifer Adams
Kindergarten Bridget Pitarra Karina Polun
Grade 1 Leah Jastrab Jill Wilde
Grade 2 Mecca Lewis-Shakur Dan Hart
Grade 3 Karina Landing Melissa Jeruzal
Grade 4 Tara Weeks Eddie Maynard
Grade 5 Michael Faby Nancy Spencer
Grade 6 Patti Wade Lara Giordano
Grade 7 Caroline Benfield Karen Mergerian
Grade 8 Mary Fitzpatrick Susan Roarty


Parent Association (HDSPA) Wish List

The Parent Association had a very successful 2018-19 year raising funds to support the school's wish list:

  • Annual Fund Leadership Gift-$2500
  • Musical Instruments (Set of 12 Tubanos)-$3,129
  • D.I.C.E. Initiatives (Diversity & Inclusion)-$3,000
  • Parent Education Speaker Fund-$2,500
  • Marble Run-$500
  • Art Room Drying Rack-$650
  • 10 Blue/Green Tablecloths for Student Displays-$500
  • 3 picnic tables for the Early Childhood playground-$1500
  • 9 tables for the 4-5 classroom-$1400

2019-2020 HDS Parent Association

(HDSPA) Meeting Dates

All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings are at 8:05 AM in the HDS Library.

  • September 26 

  • October 17

  • November 21

  • January 16

  • February 20

  • March 26

  • April 16

  • May 21

Upcoming Events

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