Parents' Association

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Welcoming All Parents!

As the parent or guardian of a Nichols student, you are a valued member of the Nichols School Parents’ Association. Your voice is important, and as a leadership team, we are both honored and grateful to be representing you for the upcoming school year. 
 
The Parents’ Association is led by our Parents’ Council, made up of elected representatives including our Executive Leadership Team, two to three Grade Representatives per class year, and a team of At-Large Members. 
 
Get involved! Whether you are a new or existing parent, our advice for the best experience possible is to get involved in whatever ways are most meaningful to you. Volunteering for a planned grade rep event, attending a parent coffee, listening in on a Zoom call, participating in Community Service Days, or donating a much-needed item for your class, are all ways to get to know one another, make new friendships and help to support the mission of the school. For more information about volunteering, please contact Stephanie Angelakos, Liaison to the Parents’ Association at sangelakos@nicholsschool.org or reach out to any member of our Executive Leadership Team!

The primary source of written communication for parents is through the Resources section of
MySchoolApp. Important health forms and all archived notices are also located in this section. If you have any challenges with your login, email support@nicholsschool.org. Be sure that your email is up to date with the school so you are in receipt of important correspondences throughout the year. Other forms of communication include: 
  • Weekly newsletter for families and students (Friday afternoons from August-June)
  • This Parents’ Association webpage on the Nichols website
  • Emails from your Grade Rep and Leadership Team
  • Important, time-sensitive messages from the school via email
  • Social media updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Thank you and we look forward to working together. We will make this a great year!

JJ and Priscilla Bennett P'23,'26
- Presidents
Kristen Maidment P'22, '24 - Vice President
Hillay Green P'27 - Correspondence & Records
Dede Koeppen P'23, '26 - Ex-Officio
Danessia Scott-Warren P'19,'19,'22,'24 - Liaison to the Office of Inclusivity and Community Building
Our Parents’ Council Mission is “To help parents navigate and engage in the Nichols journey through communication, education and community building. We achieve this by providing opportunities for as many parents as possible to participate in different ways (forums, enrichment programs, education programs, coffees, service events, Zoom calls), supporting an inclusive culture, helping the transition from Middle to Upper School, strengthening communication, and team building; all using technology to help where possible.”

In support of our Mission, the foundational themes of the coming year are Leadership, Enrichment, Partnership, and Communication, with each area being supported and integrated into the broad parent community through the guidance of the Parents’ Council.

Parents' Association Council for 2022-2023

Officers

List of 5 items.

  • Co-Presidents

    JJ and Priscilla Bennett P'23, '26
  • Vice Presidents

    Kristen Maidment P'22, '24
  • Correspondence & Records

    Hillary Green P'27
  • Liaison to Office of Inclusivity & Community Building

    Danessia Scott-Warren P'19,'19,'22,'24
  • Ex-Officio

    Dede Koeppen P'23, '26

List of 2 items.

  • Grade Representatives

    • 5th Grade (Class of 2030) - Kristin DiCunzolo P'27, 30; Uzma Siddiqui P'28, '30
    • 6th Grade (Class of 2029) - Jamie Latko P'26, '29; Heather DeFazio P'29
    • 7th Grade (Class of 2028) - Jamie Blair P'28; Jessica Hapeman '95 P'28, '28; Kristie Giaimo P'28
    • 8th Grade (Class of 2027) - John Fox '94 P'27; Dana Chiavetta P'24, '27
    • 9th Grade (Class of 2026) - Amy Judd P'26; Randilyn Kimelberg P'26; Amy Rogalski P'26
    • 10th Grade (Class of 2025) - Shannon Martin P'23, '25; Dina Benderson P'25, '29
    • 11th Grade (Class of 2024) - Jennifer Balbach P'24; Marianne Lagutaine P'24, '28, '30
    • 12th Grade (Class of 2023) - Cathy Amdur P'23, '25; Jamie Kelly P'23, '28, '28
  • At-Large

    • Jessica Baird '92 P'21, '23, '25
    • Molly Boscarino P'23,'27
    • Cheri Carter P'24,'26
    • Amat Fatimah P'28
    • Carmen Fors '92 P'19,'22,'22,'25
    • Lisa Gelman-Koessler '93 P'26
    • Tara Manteghi P'27
    • Leah Mills P'28
    • Julie Plata P'22, '22, '29
    • Terri Rich P'21, '22, '23
    • Eric West P'23, '26
    • Dawn Ryan Zacher P'23

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 Nichols Night 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
  • host an international student
Contact Stephanie Angelakos sangelakos@nicholsschool.org or 716.332.5154.

Get Involved with the Nichols Community!

• Contact newly accepted/enrolled families to welcome them and answer any questions they may have.
• Be a Nichols Ambassador! Help with Admissions events throughout the year.
• Serve as a parent leader - Executive Council, Grade Rep, At-Large
• Help achieve Nichols Fund parent participation in your grade-level.
• Help organize our fun major fundraising event of the year!
• Help coordinate uniform sales throughout the school year in the Middle School.
• Volunteer for Faculty/Staff Appreciation events held on the Nichols campus.
• Open your home and heart to an international student for a long or short-term opportunity.

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