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PSPA parents throwing tennis balls in the air
 

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 Jane Hoffman, Associate Director of Parent Engagement 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. The PSPA is a financially self-sustaining organization, and all parents of current students are considered members.

Although its primary audience is current parents and families, The PSPA also works to build community with the administration, faculty, and staff by hosting a range of social events and informational sessions on the 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.

What is the best way to get involved? Volunteer—your contributions count! 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, your involvement is encouraged—visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you might lend a hand. The PSPA values your opinions and looks forward to your active participation.

The PSPA holds approximately 60 events each school year. We couldn’t do it without the amazing 200+ parent volunteers who organize and execute for our school and, of course,
for our children.

 

A message from the PSPA President

On behalf of the Pingry School Parents’ Association, I want to welcome all of our Pingry families! Whether this is your first year as a member of our community or your thirteenth, each new school year brings many opportunities to explore a fresh start, connect with other Pingry families, and experience more of what the School has to offer!

A few years ago, when my family was new to Pingry, the PSPA was instrumental in welcoming us and providing ways to get involved. I’ve met such dedicated and caring parents in the PSPA who organize more than 60 events a year, events which support and build a warm and vibrant community of families. All-school events like Friday Night Lights, MLK Day of Service, and A Taste of Pingry are just a few fun ways to bring families together on campus and create new friendships! Throughout the year, dynamic PSPA volunteers also host and support parent coffees and socials as opportunities for connection and communication of vital information to parents of all grade levels. For me, it has truly been a rewarding experience to be a part of the Pingry community, and I am thrilled to share that experience with you!

How can you get involved? Please take a moment to review the Volunteer Opportunities page and sign up to receive more information by taking this Volunteer Opportunity Survey. Reach out to the PSPA Volunteer Coordinator or your grade level representative for additional information. I, along with the PSPA Executive Board, am excited and honored to share this journey with you as we support our children throughout their Pingry experience!

Lisa Billington P ’20
2019-20 PSPA President

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