Commitment & Collaboration

What is the Parents’ Association?

Did you know EVERY PARENT is a member of the Parents’ Association?

Did you know that EVERY EVENT relies virtually on the support of our parent volunteers?


The Parents’ Association (“The PA”) mission is to help foster the academic and cultural environment of The Bridges Academy students.  The PA organizes a series of student-centered events to help enrich the students’ education while having fun including assemblies, special speakers, field trips and sporting days.  We also host events throughout the year where parents have the opportunity meet each other and mingle while fundraising to support the school.  The PA funds raised each school year are an essential part of the school budget.  In the past, The PA has funded new curriculum material, technology, facility upgrades, school supplies, as well as other exciting projects for the students.  The parents working together at The PA events creates a sense of community among the faculty, staff, families, and students. The Bridges Academy and The PA welcome the involvement of EVERY parent in our school.

Ways to Volunteer

Chair/Organize an Event

Become a Class Parent

Provide Support for an Event

Donate Your Talents and Time

2019-2020 Open PA Meeting Dates


Open PA Meeting (September Meeting)

6:30 PM


Open PA Meeting (October Meeting)

8:30 AM


Open PA Meeting (January Meeting)

8:30 AM


Open PA Meeting (February Meeting)

8:30 AM


Open PA Meeting (November Meeting)

8:30 AM


Open PA Meeting (March Meeting)

8:30 AM


Open PA Meeting (May Meeting)

7:00 PM

2019-2020 Parents’ Association Board Members

Co-Presidents: Melissa DeMicoli & Annette Gilligan

Treasurer: Jane Gardner

Secretary: Heather Fauvell

Class Parent Directors: Kristy Esposito & Jessica Simone

Hospitality Directors: Ingrid Marmol & Kristen Smith

Community Relations Directors: Olga Diamond & Barbara Maio

ECC Event Directors: Jamie Castaldy, Amy Chinitz & Michelle Stieglitz

Fundraising Directors: Lynn Flaherty & Catherine Schneider

Operations Liaison: Dara Stewart

Uniform Exchange Coordinator: Myrian Touma

Event Highlights

Here are some of this years most anticipated PA sponsored events. If you have an idea for a unique event we'd love to hear from you!

Boo Bash (October)

Book Fair (November)

Holiday Shoppe (December)

Pasta Night (January)

Spring Gala (April)

Field Day (June)


Bridges opened in September, 2013 as a fully independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, offering Preschool through 8th grade,  an “all-through” school with no need to change schools at various grade points.

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The Bridges Academy welcomes into its full academic, business and community life persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, economic status and faith tradition or any other classification protected under applicable law. The corporation declares itself to be an open, welcoming and affirming school. Bridges Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or any other classification protected under applicable law in administration of its admissions or educational policies, scholarship and financial-aid programs, other Bridges Academy-administered programs, or in employment. The Corporation complies with the amended Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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