In Native American N. Scott Momaday's works—one of which was chosen as this summer's faculty/staff summer reading—the Pingry community has much to discuss.
Pingry parents are welcomed into our community just as eagerly as our students. We also welcome their involvement.
We’re committed to keeping our families informed and abreast of the school’s culture, policies, procedures, and practices to enhance everyone’s experience. We also provide information about school events and opportunities that not only further a student’s academic success, but also benefit the entire family.
Please visit our School News and All-School Calendar often, watch for our weekly Big Blue Bulletin emails, familiarize yourself with our Key Dates, and continue the conversation on our social media channels! And, if you have any specific questions, please contact Ann Swenson in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
The Pingry School Parents’ Association (PSPA)
As the official parent organization of Pingry, this group has one objective in mind: To increase involvement and create a sense of belonging for all members of the Pingry community. PSPA is a financially self-sustaining organization, and all parents of current students are considered members.
Although our primary audience is current parents and families, we also work to build community with the administration, faculty, and staff by hosting a range of social events, informational sessions, and more on our Short Hills and Basking Ridge campuses.
The PSPA is overseen by a 12-member PSPA Executive Board, which consists of six elected positions and six positions appointed by the PSPA President, and meets monthly. Additionally, there are 60+ Advisory Board members in leadership positions who oversee individual PSPA events and activities.
The best way to get involved? Volunteer! It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and feel connected to our community. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, we welcome your involvement. Check our Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you might lend a hand.
The PSPA's focus is to build community and help foster an environment of inclusion for all families, and we do this through a variety of events and gatherings throughout the school year.
Welcome to the Pingry School Parents’ Association! My name is Robin Oxendine, and I am President of the PSPA for the 2016-2017 school year. I am also Mom to Connor in Form VI, Lexy in Form IV, and Gracie, 10 years old at another school. Over the last seven years, my husband and I have loved getting to know the families at Pingry, people from many cultures, not to mention many different towns! We are proud to have our kids at such a diverse school, and for me personally, getting involved with the PSPA has played a huge role in helping me feel connected to this expansive group.
The PSPA’s focus is to build community and help foster an environment of inclusion for all families, and we do this through a variety of events and gatherings during the school year. Simply by being a Pingry parent, you are automatically a member of the PSPA and encouraged to attend our fun, wide-ranging events whenever you are able. If you would like to get involved—either through a one-off event or an ongoing project or committee—please check out the options here.
Please attend the Back to School Brunch/PSPA Meeting on September 15th from 8:30 to 10:30am at the Basking Ridge campus to learn about many of the PSPA activities we have planned for this school year. Click here to RSVP for the Back to School Brunch/PSPA Meeting. In addition, please read the weekly Big Blue Bulletin to stay up to date on all the PSPA events. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to get in touch with me or to reach out to any of the other board members (you can see who they are here). We know that the families in our community are juggling work schedules, kids’ activities and schoolwork, plus always looking to fit in family time. We strive to offer something for everyone, and your input is instrumental in achieving that goal!
I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you over the course of the year.