Parent Engagement

As a parent of a Milton Academy Lower School student, you are officially a member of the Lower School Parent Association (LSPA)! At Milton, the LSPA welcomes new parents, organizes events for parents to come together as a community, and supports the faculty, staff and administration in maximizing the learning experience for our children.We invite and encourage you to become involved!

Volunteer Opportunities

Class Reps
Two representatives per grade, one per class, will act as liaisons between the LSPA Executive Committee and parents. Class Reps help distribute communication to the class from the LSPA or teachers when needed, organize social events for the class and act as an additional ‘welcome’ to new families.

Admissions Tour Guides
Parent tour guides call upon their experience with the School, knowledge of our campus, and perspective as Milton parents to share information with families who are interested in learning more about our School. Our tour guides are a welcoming presence in the office, greeting families, walking them around campus, answering questions, and providing a glimpse into the Milton community.We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a regular time or who can substitute in a pinch.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Parent Engagement Committee
The Mission of the Lower School DEIJ (LS DEIJ) Parent Engagement Team is to support the Lower School DEIJ Implementation Team in the implementation of all diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives by (1) planning pertinent parent education experiences that align with our diversity work with students and needs of parent body, (2) identifying opportunities for new or updated school policies or practices that help ensure an inclusive experience for all Lower School families, and (3) encouraging parent engagement in these efforts.

Parent Communications Group
The Communications subcommittee helps ensure that families are given clear, timely information about LSPA events, and supports communication about school initiatives and policies as needed. The subcommittee welcomes families’ feedback about how best to provide information in a convenient way to our diverse community.

Lower School Speaker Series
The LSPA identifies speakers to offer meaningful and relevant programming for the parent community.

Lower School Events
Annual events include the Fall Festival, Skating party, Book fair, Parent Socials and the See You in September Picnic. In addition, this committee organizes appreciation events to recognize our faculty throughout the year. All LSPA events are planned and run by even more parents, volunteering their time.

Lower School Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is a group of 13 parents that meets regularly to support Lower School leadership to build community, align parents with school initiatives, discuss ways to keep communication flowing between faculty, staff, parents and students, and to execute events throughout the year to celebrate our community.

2023–2024 Lower School Parents’ Association

Executive Committee:
Rob Van Sickle, President
Jeeyoung Madison, Vice-President
Rachana Kaza, Treasurer
Noelani Zervas, Secretary
Nyssa Boardman, Community Liaison
Alok Kapoor, Community Liaison
Danielle Masciarelli, Class Parent Coordinator
Claire Forkner, Events Coordinator
Carolynn MacKay, Events Coordinator
Sofia Lingos-Papaliodis, Faculty Appreciation Liaison
Shahrzad Slater, Faculty Appreciation Liaison
Bill Xu, Faculty Appreciation Liaison
Summer Confuorto, Communications Coordinator
Kate Kennedy, Communications Coordinator
Melissa Menard, DEIJ Rep
Sara O’Brien, DEIJ Rep

Class Representatives:
Kindergarten: Sara Kim, Daniele Serafini
1st grade: Nabil Aidoud, Lidia Rossi
2nd grade: Sara Giordano, Lin Shi
3rd grade: Nina Light, Joyce Grewal
4th grade: Lauren Cofino, Dianna Kilroy
5th grade: Kiran So, Laura Cafferty

Your Class Reps are available to field any questions or concerns you may have, and will regularly share them with the Executive PA for further discussion.