Coping with an unpredictable illness, Joei has learned to appreciate the lessons life has to offer.
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, Associate Director of the The Parent Fund 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.
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, we welcome your involvement. Check our Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you might lend a hand. We value your opinions and look forward to your active participation.
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 Anthe Angelides, and I am honored to serve as PSPA President for the 2017-18 school year. I am also mom to Yanni `16, currently attending Georgia Tech, Georgie, and Stamati `20. Over the last six years, my husband and I have loved getting to know other Pingry families. The Pingry community’s diversity of thought, race, culture, religion, and experience make this such a unique place. We are proud to have our kids at an incredible school, and for me, personally, getting involved with the PSPA has allowed me to more fully experience all that Pingry has to offer. My hope is to inspire you to do the same!
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. We offer many cultural experiences, faculty and guest speakers, and casual gatherings to meet and mingle with fellow parents. This year, we will focus on mental health, and ensuring that all of our students, faculty, and staff have the tools they need to help our community thrive.
Simply by being a Pingry parent, you are a member of the PSPA and are able to take advantage of all of our programs. While you may have many obligations outside of Pingry, we hope that you will take some time to volunteer with the PSPA as well. The PSPA provides many opportunities to meet and collaborate with fellow parents, faculty, and staff, and to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. Whether you have an hour, a day, or more, we encourage you to join us as a volunteer—please check out our opportunities here.
The 2017-18 school year has so many exciting things in store for our families. I encourage and welcome you to reach out to me with any questions. I love to hear from parents because together, we can do so much more!
Anthe Angelides P `16, `20