Parents

Derby is, above all else, a community - one that emphasizes the participation of students, staff, and parents. Whether you join a Pre-Kindergarten class for a cooking lesson, chaperone a Middle School class trip, or work behind the scenes at the Derby Fall Fair, you'll have ample opportunity to contribute to your child's learning environment and to become a member of a unique community.

For Derby parents, "back to school" takes on a whole new meaning
 

Throughout the school year, the Derby community has numerous parent-inclusive events. From September's Curriculum Nights, which allow you a glimpse at your child's new classroom and a chance to greet other parents, to June's Derby Day processional and the sweet closure it brings to the school year, you can participate in the full range of experience that Derby offers.

You may be surprised to find that your child's school community becomes an important part of your world, too.

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Parent Resource Board 

"Derby is a special place where we see our children excited to go to school and be part of a vibrant community where they may safely explore new ideas, develop meaningful friendships, and have a lot of fun." 

Maria and Rob Fawcett P’18,’19,’21

2021-2022 Parents Association

 
EXECUTIVE BOARD

President: Gina Griffin
Vice President: Ally Forrest
Treasurer: Gary Bowen
Secretary: Sylvia Zurlo
Communications: Heather Ward

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Athletics—Girls: Vanessa Day, Lindsey Merrill
Athletics—Boys: Imane Ouahidi, Donna Ryan
Derby Serves Chair: Heather Ward
Derby Serves PS/LS Liaison: Kirstin Medaglia, Michelle Vandamme
Derby Serves MS Liaison: Robin O’Malley
Derby Serves US Liaison: Megan Hansen
Derby Store: Kate Cetrulo, Daria Johnson, Rachel Sadhwani
Faculty Cards/Fund: Meghan Aylward-MacMillan
Faculty Luncheon: PA Executive Board, Meredith Gubitosi
Green Team Chair: Lauren Cressman
New Family Coordinator PS/LS: Cristina Duggan
New Family Coordinator MS/US: Meagan Carson
Parents Independent Network (PIN): Amy Gelnett, Lara Thompson
Upper School Semi Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Frattasio, Chelsie Olney
Upper School Semi Committee: Vanessa Day, Megan Driscoll–Greenstein, Christina Farren, Megan Hansen, Martha Kopanon
Winter Getaway Chair: Jen Tribush

DERBY FAIR

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Frattasio, Gina Griffin
Raffle: Hélène Drew, Lindsey Merrill
Art Tent: Nora Decembrele, Eleia Haywood
Food: Jessica Sulprizio
Games: Jessie Lubitz, Donna Ryan
Advertising: Megan Driscoll-Greenstein, Kristy Kennedy

GRADE REPS

Pre-K: Allison Duffy, Erin Orpik
Kindergarten:Nora Decembrele, Heather Gill
Grade 1: Kirstin Medaglia, Victoria Yang (Souza)
Grade 2: Kristy Kennedy, Alex Techet
Grade 3: Heather Hawes, Meredith McLennan
Grade 4: Lauren Frazier, Eleia Haywood
Grade 5: Jenn Gannett, Di Garrity
Grade 6: Jessie Lubitz, Donna Ryan
Grade 7: Kathy Greaney, Lucinda Vanderweil
Grade 8: Elizabeth Frattasio, Sylvia Zurlo

The Derby Parents Association

Every parent of a Derby Academy student is a member of the Parents Association (PA) at Derby. The Parents Association provides opportunities for parents to connect, communicate, support and participate in the life of the school by contributing their time and talents. Committed to building a strong parent community, the PA welcomes new parents, sponsors social gatherings, provides opportunities to hear from the school and outside experts on subjects of interest, and sponsors an array of student activities and events.

The Parents Association holds regular meetings and all parents are encouraged to attend and participate in discussions and decision-making.
 

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