About Us

What Is the Home & School Association (HSA)?

The HSA is comprised of parent volunteers, teachers and staff who work together to enrich the educational and social experience at Demarest School. Like a parent-teacher organization (PTA) at some schools, the HSA plans and organizes special activity days, family nights, class parties, social events, assemblies and programs, and much, much more. To learn more about how we operate, you can read our Constitution and Bylaws.

Our Mission:

To establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with the professional staff and administration of Demarest Elementary School for the explicit purpose of supplementing and enriching the educational, emotional, social, and learning experience of the students attending Demarest School.

General Meetings:

1st Monday of every month inside Demarest Elementary School. Our discussions include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Bloomfield Board of Education updates
  • Principal and Teacher updates
  • HSA budget review
  • Parent Q&A
  • Parent volunteer opportunities
  • Status of committee and fundraising activities

Our Main Activities:

Fall/Winter

  • Fall Social and Pumpkin Patch
  • Holiday Shop
  • Basketball League & Clinic
  • Book Fair

Spring/Summer

  • Tricky Tray
  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale
  • Movie Night
  • End of School Year Party
  • Kindergarten Playdate
  • 6th Grade Events

*Class parties throughout the year*

 

Officers:

Co-President 1:  RaQia Randall-Bouchard
Co-President 2:  Tracy Pityinger
Treasurer:  Laura Clifford
Secretary:  Eileen Lucier
Immediate Past President:  Aislinn Cholet

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