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Parent Association

 
commonwealth academy parent association (CAPA)
 Parents enjoy CAPA's Midwinter Social

 

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:

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

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
Parents organized a very successful 20th Anniversary Block Party.
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!

2018–2019 CAPA Officers

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.

 

Co-Presidents:  Melany Hansen and Lorraine Hightower

Treasurer:  Lisa Ward

Secretary: Meredith Mulhern

Vice President-Fundraising: Karen Meyers

Vice President - Community-based programs and Parent Engagement: Natasha Haubold

Vice Presidents - Parent Engagement

Vice Presidents- School-based Programs: Julia Peyton

and Jacquie Segal

Ex-Officio: Connie Young

2018-2019 CAPA General Meetings

All parents are invited to CAPA General Meetings, which are held on a monthly basis at C/A. The meetings are generally held on a Friday. The beginning of the meeting (from 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.) is set aside for coffee and social time; the business portion of the meeting starts at 8:00 a.m.

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

Scheduled meeting dates for the 2018-2019 School Year:

  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Welcome Back from Acting Head of School Matt Johns and Presentation on Technology at C/A by Strategic EdTech
  • Friday, October 19, 2018: Student Behavior: Support and Counseling Services, presentations by Ellen Edwards, Director of Student Support
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018: Special screening of the documentary, Angst. Parents and students (Grades 8-12) are invited to attend the view the film and participate in post-screening discussions. Click HERE for details.
  • Friday, November 30, 2018: Updates from C/A Division Directors (High School: Katie Theobald, Middle School: Geoff Stanton and Lower School: Santiago Seré) will give presentations)
  • Friday, January 25, 2019: State of the School, with C/A Board of Trustees
  • Friday, February 8, 2019: ADHD and Executive Function Coaching, Heather McKinzey, ADHD/EF Coach