On behalf of the Head-Royce Parents’ Association I would like to extend warm greetings to both returning families and our new families as we approach the 2018–2019 school year. As parents and guardians of Head-Royce School, you are all members of the Parents’ Association (PA). The PA Board is here to represent your interests and work on your behalf to facilitate parent communication, involvement, and support the school's mission, programs, and activities.
My personal favorite role that the PA Board takes on is that of community-builder. The Head-Royce community of families, faculty and staff is the heart and soul of our school. Each season of this school year will provide an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow parents and guardians, so please read on, and get these dates on your calendar. We have a lot of community events planned!
This fall, the All-School Fair will be on September 28. Then, the PA will host our annual General Meeting on November 8, which we hope many of you will attend, so we can hear feedback from the parent community about how the PA can support your families. The winter will bring the Global Feast on January 25, and we are inviting our kids this year, to make it a family affair. The PA Auction this spring will be at Chabot Space & Science Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This event is the single-largest fundraiser to support the work of the PA -- in addition to being a really fun party!
In addition, the CommunityEd Speaker Series is back this year after last year’s very successful launch. Stay tuned for more details and dates as speakers are finalized.
None of these events would be possible without the tireless work from so many volunteers. All of us -- the fantastic parent volunteers -- provide such fundamental support to Head-Royce. Whether it is at-school volunteering, sharing ideas, helping chaperone field trips, or doing behind-the-scenes work on the Parents’ Association Board or committees to support faculty and students, everyone who gets involved plays a critical role in supporting the community. I encourage you to jump in and help in any way that makes sense for your family. Any contribution that you can make is greatly appreciated by the students and faculty, personally rewarding, and a model of community service for our children.
Please get to know the PA Board and, as always, feel free to email me with any questions. Connect with us, and help us nurture the truly special spirit of our school.
Sara Malan, President of the HRS Parents’ Association
Parents' Association Executive Board
Sara Malan, President
Leslie Sarandah, Vice President
Vangeria Harvey, Secretary
Matt Levy, Treasurer
Tamila Copeland, LS Liaison
Carrie Levy, LS Liaison
Linda Hong, MS Liaison
Rachel Quilici, MS Liaison
Stephanie Coutu, US Liaison
Kari Jeffs, US Liaison
Family Affinity Groups
More than 20 years ago, the Head Royce Board of Trustees strengthened the school's mission to include a commitment to foster an understanding of and respect for the diversity that has made our society strong. To this end, several Family Affinity Groups have formed and invite you to join them for their various activities, all in the spirit of building a stronger HRS community.
- Adoptive Family Network
- African American Families Network
- Asian Parents Network
- Latino Families Network
- Learning Differences Network
- Gender and Sexuality Diversity Network