Welcome to the Parent Association!

All CRS parents are automatically part of this association and we work to engage the parent community in all areas of CRS life. We provide opportunities for parents to meet each other, learn new things and support CRS. Through your volunteerism and engagement, the entire CRS community will flourish.

The amount of time parents are able to commit to volunteer activities varies; opportunities are available for whatever you’re able to offer. Even if you have just an hour or two, we’ll help you find a good fit for your interests.

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Primary Goals of the Parent Association:

  • Provide parent volunteers to assist the school when necessary
  • Build and foster the CRS parent community
  • Educate parents
  • Serve as the liaison between parents and administration

Amazon Smile

The PA fundraises for Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as other ways throughout the year to celebrate faculty and staff. One way to support the CRS PA is through Amazon Smile; simply select Charles River School as your beneficiary. Sign Up for Amazon Smile

Get Involved!

There are so many ways to be more involved with the Parent Association. It’s a great way to make new connections with members of the entire community.

Contact the PA

Meet the 2022-2023 Parent Association Board

 

Kate Paglia P’30 ’27
President

Kristine Zizic P’29 ’25 ’25
Vice President

Beth Newmark P’27 ’24
Treasurer 

Erica Kelly P’23
Secretary

Community Service
Kate Dow P’31 ’30 ’27
Kate La Croix P’25 

Class Parent Coordinator
Christina McCormick P’24

New Family Coordinator
Kelly Taylor P’29 ’27 ’27 

Logo Wear
Lauren Verni P’27
Lindsey McElligott P’30 ’27 ’25

Events
Hayley Stokes P’28 ’25 ’23
Kerry Earley P’27

Social Media/Web
Trevor O’Reilly P’29 ’26

Parent Education
Alicia Lynch P’26

Community, Equity, and Inclusion
Olivia Nakimera P’31

Middle School
Paige Stowers P’24
Jen Brady P’24

CRS Fair
Jamie Engle P’29 ’26
Suzy Willard Rosenthal P’24
Tera Feldman P’28
Cindy Fung P’30 ’26

Admissions Liaison
Kristine Zizic P’29 ’25 ’25
Erin Byrnes  P’31 ’29 ’28

PIN Reps
Sara Ginsberg P’28 ’25
Christen Peterson P’27 ’24

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Thank you CRS teachers sign
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adults and children doing arts and crafts
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Parent Association Events

The PA hosts events throughout the year to foster community, friendship, and fun. From parent/caregiver coffees to student playdates, there are many opportunities to make connections with families in your child’s grade and beyond. There are also a number of community service events and parent/caregiver education events on the calendar.

Tuesday, Sept. 6First Day of School Coffee
Saturday, Sept. 10 – Family Hike at Caryl Park
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – PA Meeting (In-Person)
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Welcome Back Party
Friday, Sept. 23 – Parent/Caregiver Hike
Friday, Sept. 30 – DJ Dance Party
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Family Hike at Caryl Park
Tuesday, Oct.11 – PA Meeting (Zoom)
Saturday, Oct. 22 – CRS Fair
Friday, Oct. 28 – Parent/Caregiver Hike

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – PA Meeting (Zoom)
November 14 through 18 – Food Drive
December 1 through 4 – Book Sale at Wellesley Books
Tuesday, Dec. 13 – PA Meeting (In-Person)
Tuesday, Jan. 10 –
PA Meeting (Zoom)
Friday, Jan. 27 – Movie Night
Tuesday, Febr. 14 – PA Meeting (In-Person)
Tuesday, April 11 – PA Meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 9 – PA Meeting (In-Person)
June 1 through 4 – Book Sale at Wellesley Books

Visit the Full Calendar