A leader in the fields of resilience and positive psychology, Dr. Reivich offered the Pingry community guidance and steps to improve their approach to challenging situations.
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 Frederique ("Freddy") Schachter, 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
As a parent at Pingry, you are the Pingry School Parents’ Association (PSPA). Whether you serve on the PSPA Executive Board, chair a committee, volunteer for a shift at an event, or attend PSPA events, we all contribute to the PSPA and therefore the School community in our own way. The PSPA partners with Pingry leadership to help the school run smoothly, and this partnership is critical to the success of a high-functioning school.
I am honored to take on the role of PSPA President in the 2021-22 academic year. There is much to be thankful for as we look toward the upcoming school year. Top on that list are the health of our children and the amazing faculty and staff who work with them each day.
The PSPA is planning a year of events around themes of building community and connection as well strengthening our individual and collective resilience. I invite you to consider how your talents and energy can contribute to the many ways we can support our children, the Pingry staff, and each other as one community. Join us! There is no contribution that is ever too small. Planning, chairing, volunteering, or simply participating in a PSPA or other school event (in-person or virtually) are all ways each and every Pingry parent can be active in our community in the up-coming year. In addition, you will enjoy meeting other parents, faculty and staff as we all work together to support Pingry.
The past year challenged us to transform our traditions and to be creative and flexible. We expect this year will too. Please be patient as we work with the school to consider the safest ways to host events depending on our ability to gather in person or in larger groups.
I, along with the PSPA Executive Board, look forward to partnering and working alongside you in the coming school year. Please take a moment to review the Volunteer Opportunities page and sign up to receive more information by taking the Volunteer Opportunity Survey.
Our success will be the result of our working together with you.
Twinkle Morgan P ’23, ’26, ’27
2021-22 PSPA President