Parents

We look forward to seeing some new faces and reconnecting with friends.

We're proud to be a school that feels like a family. We make space for parents and students to explore the meaning of independence, to consider the responsibilities of being a member of both a family and a community. We collaborate with parents to cultivate healthy growth, productive habits, satisfying relationships and bright outcomes. Please take a look at ways that you can get involved.



Peddie Parents Association

Our mission

The purpose of the Peddie Parents Association is to support harmonious relationships between parents or guardians and the faculty, students and administration of the Peddie School, thereby contributing to the general welfare of the school.

Welcome to the PPA! All Peddie parents are automatically members of the Peddie Parents Association - no dues or registration required. Our goal is to support all parents and to serve as a resource for questions or information throughout their child's Peddie journey, so please don't hesitate to contact any one of us if we can be of help.

We encourage you to get involved in our organization - there is no better way to experience the warmth and energy of the Peddie community than by jumping in to attend and/or volunteer at events. Whether you live close by or far away, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in ways that fit your schedule. See below for a listing of PPA events and ways that you can be a part of our efforts.

Ala viva!

Sheryl Oliver
President, Peddie Parents Association


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to become involved in Peddie Parents Association activities, whether your student is a boarding or a day student. We welcome ALL parents, guardians and host families! Some of the committees run events that directly involve the students (a great way to stay connected), while a few others support the faculty and parents. Boarding parents can participate in many ways from home or at times when you are visiting your student on campus.

If you would like to be involved in any of the PPA activities, please contact the appropriate committee chair with your preferred email and phone number.

Blair Day

Saturday, November 4, 2017

This committee plans activities for Blair Day, including organizing a Tailgate Party, catering for Peddie parents and students, etc. Time Commitment: short term (October-November)

Chairs: Joe Cook, Nancy Stefanowicz

Community and Service

Throughout the school year

This committee supports the school's Community and Service initiatives. Volunteers will be needed for various events throughout the year.

Chair: Mary Ann Cook

Faculty & Staff Appreciation/Sunshine Committee

Throughout the school year.

This committee plans and hosts several events during the school year to show support and appreciation for Peddie faculty and staff.

Chairs: Teresa Cunningham, Wenli Li, Joan Amatniek and Patti Thomsson

Golf Outing

Friday, October 13, 2017

This committee plans the always popular Parent Golf Outing Social at Peddie’s beautiful course, held on the Friday of Parents’ Weekend. The committee plans tee times, prizes and food for the event. Time Commitment: September

Chair: Rick Beggs

Parent Connection

Throughout the school year

This is a job that can be done from home around your schedule (great for parents of boarding students). This committee works throughout the school year to make phone calls to all new Peddie families. The calls start in August with a welcome to new families, answering any initial questions. During the year, additional calls are made to explain and answer questions about Peddie traditions and events. Parent volunteers should be comfortable talking about the Peddie campus, student life and traditions. (Returning parents only, please.) Time Commitment: a few hours, three to four times a year.

Peddie Fund

Throughout the school year

This committee works closely with Alex McDowell, director of the Peddie Fund in the office of Alumni and Development to provide outreach and education to parents about how the Peddie Fund supports the school. Volunteers should be comfortable speaking with other parents about their giving, and with soliciting gifts. Training and support will be provided. Time commitment: periodically throughout the school year, can be done on your own schedule (Great for parents of boarding students!) Contact Alex McDowell (609-944-7523)
with any questions.

Performing and Fine Arts

Throughout the school year

This committee provides refreshments in the theater lobby for guests attending student performances and also provides receptions for performers and artists after recitals, concerts and art showings. Time Commitment: You can volunteer for as few or as many events as you wish throughout the year.

Chairs: Kathy Drake, Connie Bertuccio and
Sunita Moni

Pre-prom Event

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This is a great committee for freshman and sophomore parents! This committee organizes refreshments for the students and parents, and sets up photo opportunities on the Peddie campus, before the Junior/Senior Class Prom.

Time Commitment: April-May

Princeton Common Ground

Throughout the school year

Volunteers promote the schedule of Princeton Common Ground, which is a group of fifteen area independent schools that present three innovative speakers each year. The lectures discuss timely topics and promote community among participants.

Chairs: Melissa Magid and Kim Trawick-Ermeus

Spring Social

Saturday, April 28, 2018

This committee plans and volunteers during the spring social, held during the spring Parents Weekend. Volunteers are needed both ahead of time as well as the night of the social.

Student Treats

Throughout the school year.

This committee provides treats for the entire student body to celebrate holidays during the school year.

Chair: Kim Kost

Vespers Reception

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This committee prepares and decorates the Annenberg Science Center for the holiday reception following the Vespers service in Ayer Memorial Chapel. Volunteers needed in advance and following event. Time commitment: a couple of hours on the evening of the event.

Chair: Stacey Salas

Class Representatives

With each incoming Freshman Class, two parents serve as representatives for the class throughout their four years at Peddie. These parents support the PPA by addressing new parents at orientation meetings, organizing an annual class social, and creating an additional connection between parents and the Peddie Community.

Class of 2018
David & Beth Erman: 609-902-4133
Amanda Kennedy: 484-328-3377

Class of 2019
LisaMarie & Rob Capuzzo: 609-208-0759
Nancy & Jay Stefanowicz: 609-208-2902

Class of 2020
Connie & Ted Bertuccio: 732-236-7636
Kathy & Bob Drake: 732-792-0708

Class of 2021
Bhavna & Sundeep Kumar: 917-656-5276
Alaina and Matthew Tonelli: 609-306-495

Calendar

Important Links

PPA Executive Committee

Sheryl Oliver
President

Erin Cettina
1st Vice President

Mary Ann Cook
2nd Vice President

Stacey Salas
Corresponding Secretary

Debbie Strzepek
Recording Secretary

Betty Chiu
Treasurer

WenLi Li
Representative at Large

Forms

Meeting recordings