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Parent Association

commonwealth academy parent association (CAPA)


CAPA is a vital part of our community, supporting students, teachers, and parents through a wide range of activities. All parents and guardians of students at Commonwealth are automatically members of CAPA, and are invited to become actively involved.

CAPA volunteers plan and/or support numerous events each year that enhance C/A student life, including:

  • School fundraisers
  • Welcome Back Picnic and end-of-year Field Day 
  • Community service activities and events  
  • Special end-of-quarter lunches for students and teachers

CAPA provides opportunities for fellowship as well as an open exchange of ideas and discussion about parenting issues and networking. Parent volunteers

  • welcome new families
  • plan informal coffees and schoolwide social events to help members of our community get to know each other better
  • organize monthly meetings with invited speakers who share information and strategies on various parenting issues

Click HERE to view the many instances of service our parent volunteers provided to students, faculty, parents and the school during the 2018-2019 school year.

Please Join Us

You are welcome and needed to play an active role in CAPA. There are many ways to participate, depending on your time, talents and interests. Come to a CAPA meeting to learn about the activities and events that need your support or contact a CAPA officer to get involved!

2019–2020 CAPA Officers
CAPA Officers - present and past

To find out more about the Commonwealth Academy Parents Association, please contact one of CAPA's officers. To send an email, just click on a name below, or right-click to copy the email address to your clipboard.

President:  Jacquie Segal

President-Elect: Heather Eggert

Secretary: Ellen Paier

Treasurer: Caty Poulin

Vice Presidents - Community-Based Programs:

Vice President-Fundraising: Tiffeny Sanchez​​

Vice Presidents - Parent Engagement

Vice Presidents- School-based Programs

Ex-Officio: Connie Young

CAPA General Meetings

All parents are invited to CAPA General Meetings, which are held on a monthly basis at C/A.

The meetings are held on a Friday morning. The beginning of the meeting (from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.) is set aside for coffee and social time; the business/speaker portion of the meeting starts at 8:00 a.m. and generally ends by 9:00 a.m.

Read the biweekly parent newsletters for the most up-to-date information on CAPA meetings.

Meeting dates and topics for the 2019-2020 School Year:

  • Friday, September 20, 2019:  Ms. Morgan (Head of School) and Mr. Clarke (Director of College Counseling)
  • Friday, October 18, 2019: Implementation of Student Action Plans (SAP)
  • Friday, November 15, 2019: Showing of LIKE, an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. 
  • Friday, December 13, 2019: CANCELED
  • Friday, January 17, 2020: C/A's Board Chair, Jodie Kellie, will be the speaker and provide a Board update.
  • Friday, February 21, 2020: The program will feature remarks from Zach Florin, C/A Director of Development & Institutional Advancement and information from Matt Johns, Assistant Head of School, and Paul Harrington, Athletic Director, regarding C/A Summer Programs.
  • Friday, March 20, 2020: Anxiety
  • Friday, April 17, 2020: TBD
  • Friday, May 15, 2020: TBD
C/A's 2019 Welcome Back to the Start of School Picnic!