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Parents Association

Salma Khan, Co-President of the Parents Association

Kristen Mleczko, Co-President of the Parents Association

Maria Welch, Co-President of the Parents Association

Claire Flynn, Treasurer of the Parents Association

Park Children's Day School



The strong community at PCDS has always been and continues to be vital to its growth and ability to provide the high standard of teaching and nurturing to its young students. The PCDS PA aims to promote this sense of community by providing a wide range of opportunities for families and parents to connect both to the school and to each other.

All parents and guardians of students attending Park Children’s Day School are members of the PA. We encourage all of our members to become involved in these activities. The success of each event greatly depends on your participation. Key PA activities are described below:

The Annual Benefit is our primary fundraising event. It is a cocktail party for parents with a silent and live auction. Unusual and exciting items, all of which are donated or solicited by parents, are offered at auction. This is a wonderful occasion for parents to meet one another, and it is a successful format for fundraising.

In the spring, the PCDS Book Fair begins with an opening night cocktail reception for parents to shop, followed by a day of visiting the Book Fair with the children to choose their favorites!

The Children’s Lending Library is part of the school curriculum. It is completely parent supported, and volunteer staffed. Children are escorted to the library by parents during the regular school day. Each child may choose one book to take home each week. The Fours and Fives begin to use the library once a week in the fall and the Threes will join the program in January. Please plan to volunteer several times during the year. The children count on, and look forward to, your participation.

This is a great event for dads to get together and socialize in a casual atmosphere.

All PCDS families are invited to join Betsy Newell and Rhonda White for songs three times a year at 8:20 a.m. in the gym. Our musicians are our very own talented PCDS parents!

The PA sponsors “Coffees” which are held on Friday mornings when PA meetings and “Family Fridays” take place. The entire PCDS community (including caregivers and siblings!) is invited to stop in at these informal gatherings for coffee/tea, tasty treats, and relaxed socializing.

Each class has a class party on the last day of school in December. The PA sponsors a holiday party afterward for families in the gym with crafts, games and visits with Santa.

Alumni are invited back for entertainment and, of course, ice cream while visiting with old friends and former teachers.

This a fun-filled evening of socializing for PCDS moms with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Dads prepare and serve breakfast for all families at PCDS. Children come in their pajamas and moms ENJOY!

This is a festive day when teachers and children dress in school colors and “Spirit Wear” to celebrate PCDS! All classes meet to sing the school song and for an all-school photo!

An array of items featuring the PCDS logo are available for purchase online through Lands’ End. The PCDS school number is 900163510.

We sponsor special events including a holiday and end-of-year luncheon for our teachers and staff to let them know how much we appreciate everything they bring to our community.

Donate your gently used adult and children’s clothing, books, toys and equipment to benefit the PA.