A Highly Active and Engaged Parent Body
Being a parent at our school is synonymous with being a member of the UCDS Parent Association. It’s an integral part of the UCDS community and works to support the children, faculty, parents, and programs of the school.
The Parent Association (PA) was formed as an unincorporated organization in 1994, in response to a resolution by the UCDS Board of Trustees. The PA is empowered by the Trustees and its operations are conducted in concert with the broad purposes and goals that the Board has established for UCDS.
The goals of the UCDS Parent Association are to:
- Create a welcoming and supportive community for UCDS children and their families.
- Support fundraising projects in conjunction with overall school development plans.
- Coordinate volunteer support for UCDS events, activities and programs.
2018-2019 Parent Association Officers
(pictured left to right)
Amy Smith, President
Alexis Rubenstein, Vice President
Fabi Kirst, Event Coordinator
Sara Smucker Barnwell, New Family Liaison
Susan Michl, Speaker Series Coordinator
Carli Jones, Event Coordinator
Brianna Humphreville, Secretary
Ellen Chang, Event Coordinator
Kristen Boeckmann, Treasurer
Lindsay Swanson, UCDServes Coordinator
I was on the Parent Association for four years. It was such great way to learn about UCDS, but more importantly, it was a great way to meet other parents in the school community.
The UCDS Parent Association Creates Community
The PA sponsors a number of community-building events throughout the school year. Parent volunteers lend their time and expertise to each event. Parent volunteers are coordinated by the PA Officers.
Examples of events sponsored by the PA:
- Speaker Series
- All-Family Events: Movie Night, Boogie & Glow Dance, and Spring Family Field Day
- PA Café Meet and Greets
- New Family Receptions
- Parents’ Night Out
- Staff & Faculty Appreciation Lunch
- Apparel Sales
In addition, the PA supports Grandparents and Special Friend’s Day, Theme Fair, Admission Visit Days, and the school’s annual Auction