Welcome to the Parents’ Association

Welcome to the 2019–2020 school year and to the Parents’ Association! We are a self-sustaining organization dedicated to building community and fostering communication, and we hold several events for students and parents throughout the year. As an Upper School parent, you are automatically a member of the Upper School Parents’ Association (USPA) and welcome to attend our meetings, either in person or via dial-in. The meetings are a great way to learn about the school and get to know other parents. They feature a guest speaker from the faculty or administration, followed by discussion of USPA current events planning. Meetings will be held in the development office conference room on the second floor of the Caroline Saltonstall Building, at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesdays, October 15, November 19, January 14 and May 19. We will also hold two morning meetings in Straus Library, Mondays, September 23 and April 13, at 8 a.m.

The faculty, parent and student events sponsored by the USPA are made possible by your generous contributions of time, funding and gifts, as we are a self-sustaining organization, led by volunteer parents and supported primarily by parent dues and donations. Thank you!

Staying Informed:

There are many ways to stay informed about what’s happening on campus:

  • This newsletter, Centre Connection, is published five times a year, listing upcoming events and activities.
  • The Milton Academy website and calendar are updated daily, and include previews and photos of campus happenings in classes, arts, athletics, and around campus.
  • The Parents’ Association webpage will update you on events, volunteer opportunities and other news.
  • Two other informative and often-humorous sources of information are the School’s student newspapers, the Milton Measure and the Milton Paper. We encourage you to consider a subscription to one or both papers, which can come to you via regular mail, email or both.

Parents’ Weekend is October 24–27

Mark your calendars for Parents’ Weekend, October 24–27, when parents may shadow their child in classes, meet with teachers and advisors, and attend sports games and theater performances. Socials for parents will be held on Thursday evening. After classes Friday afternoon, join the Parents’ Association for an informal opportunity to meet, unwind and chat over wine and cheese. Details on all to follow later in September.

Parents’ Association Board, 2019–2020

Please note that we are still in search of parents to volunteer! Please contact Leah Goldberg (wegoldberg@aol.com) to help or learn more.

President: Leah Goldberg
Vice President: Lee Peterson
Treasurer: Claire Walton
Secretary: Libby Kinnealey and Shadi Aryanpour
Class I Representatives: Jennifer Jordan (day) and Michelle Thorpe (boarding)
Class II Representatives: TBD (day) and Kelly Mallon (boarding)
Class III Representatives: TBD (day) Corrina Jones and Adrienne Randolph (boarding)
Class IV Representatives: Teena Kamal (day) and TBD (boarding)
Student Activities Chair: Jennifer Jordan
Communications Liaison: TBD
PIN Representatives: Virginia Putnam and Eve Waterfall
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Chair: Teena Kamal
Spring Fling Chair: Nicole Lippa

We hope you will join us at our first meeting and coffee social on Monday, September 23 at 8 a.m. in Straus Library.