Parents' Association

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A warm welcome to all of our Nichols School parents!

We are honored to be serving as the Leadership Team of the Parents' Association for 2019-20 and we are in the process of planning what we hope will be an exciting year of educational and social events, family service activities and volunteer opportunities. For those of you who are new, all Nichols School parents are automatically members of the Parents' Association. Getting involved in whatever ways you can is a wonderful way to get to know one another, make new friendships and help to support the mission of the school.

This Parent Newsletter comes every Sunday evening during the school year and is the primary way to find out what's going on, so please make sure you check your inbox! We have a Parents’ Association page on the Nichols website with other information and archives, which you can also access via MySchoolApp.

Each grade typically has two or three parent representatives who will be introducing themselves to you as the school year gets going. Please look out for communications from them.

More to come from us too, and in the meantime please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We are looking forward to a great year ahead!

Samantha and Brian Stead-Dorval P'21, Co-Presidents

Julie Gicewicz P'14, '15, '19, ’21 and Lisa Lowe P'12, '18, ’21, Vice Presidents
Erica West P’23, 26 Correspondence & Records
The Parents' Association mission is to help parents navigate and engage in the Nichols journey through communication, education and community building.
  • Providing opportunities for as many parents as possible to participate in different way with forums, educational programs, coffees, service events
  • Supporting an inclusive climate
  • Using technology to help where possible
  • Helping the transition from Middle to Upper school
  • Strengthening communication
  • Team building
  • Promoting the good name of Nichols School and the school's programs, projects, events and activities.

Parents' Association Council for 2019-2020

List of 4 items.

  • Presidents

    Samantha & Brian Stead-Dorval
  • Vice Presidents

    Lisa Jackson; Julie Gicewicz
  • Correspondence & Records

    Erica West
  • Ex-Officio

    Clare Poth '81

List of 2 items.

  • At-Large:

    • Jessica Baird '92
    • Leah Bartlo
    • Elizabeth Coburn
    • Padma & Ravi Kumar
    • Kirsten Maidment
    • Karen Taneff
    • Anne Ward
    • Amelida Weinmann
    • Kate Hibbard
    • Rima Kahn
    • Ellen Malone
  • Grade Representatives

    • 5th Grade - Molly Boscarino
    • 6th Grade - Delia Koeppen, Sarah Draper Washington '08
    • 7th Grade - Dina Benderson, Tracy Coene, Monica White
    • 8th Grade - Amy Murray, Brenda Ricotta
    • 9th Grade - Priscilla Bennett, Jamie Kelly
    • 10th Grade - Patti Deni, Leslie Evans, Danessia Scott-Warren
    • 11th Grade - Jackie Gurney, Jeannine Higgins
    • 12th Grade - Christine Bonaguide, Darcy Zacher

Interested in Volunteering?

There are many ways to get involved at Nichols. Parents serve:
  • on the Parents' Council - Executive Council, Grade Rep or At-Large member
  • on committees that help facilitate our events including our Derby Day Auction
  • on the Parent Fund Leadership Team for the annual fund parent campaign
  • as a Parent Mentor for new families
  • as a Parent Ambassador for Admissions events
  • chaperone field trips in the Middle School
  • as a Library volunteer
  • help with the Book Fair
  • host an international student
Contact Stephanie Angelakos or 716.332.5154.

Family Service Saturday

Nichols CAN Food Drive
Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Nichols CAN… and we did! The Nichols School community filled both green buses to the brim with food for FeedMore WNY!

Thank you to everyone who donated to such a great cause!

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