Commitment & Collaboration

What is the Parents’ Association?

Did you know that 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

2020-2021 Open PA Meeting Dates


Open PA Meeting (April Meeting)

7:30 PM

2020-2021 Parents’ Association Board Members

Co-Presidents - Lynn Flaherty (children in 1st, 3rd, 5th) & Ingrid Marmol (children in 1st, 3rd)

Treasurer - Jane Gardner (children in ECC, K, 3rd, 5th)

Secretary- Amy Chinitz (children in ECC, K, 2nd)

K-4 Class Parent Director - Ingrid Vellia (children in ECC, K, 5th)

Middle School Class Parent Director - Ana Brice (children in 5th, 7th)

ECC Class Parent Directors - Jamie Castaldy (children in ECC, K), Michelle Steinhauser (children in ECC, K) & Michelle Stieglitz (children in ECC, K)

Hospitality Directors - Jessica Simone (child in 5th) & Kristen Smith (children in 3rd, 5th)

Community Relations Directors - Dannielle Cumberbatch (children in K, 3rd) & Win Olarte (children in 2nd, 4th)

Fundraising Directors - Amy Furey (children in 3rd, 5th) & Carly Maher (children in 5th, 8th) Spring Gala Co-Chairs - Nicole Cordani (child in 1st) & Catherine Schneider (child in 5th

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)