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Parents' Association

About the Fay Parents' Association

Fay School's Parents’ Association offers parents an opportunity to become involved in the life of the school community through its support of important programs and activities. If your child is currently a student at Fay, you are automatically a member of the PA. Welcome!

Parents' Association FAQs

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  • What is the Fay Parents’ Association?

    The Parents’ Association offers parents an opportunity to become involved in the life of the school community through its support of important programs and activities such as Parents' Weekend, the Holiday Reception, Grandparents’ Day, Cultural Arts Programs, the Taste of Nations International Dinner, and the spring Ice Cream Social.
     
    The PA also provides support for teachers and helps to meet classroom needs through the Room Parent program and supports new and existing families through the New Family Mentor and Helping Hands programs.
     
    Fundraising efforts organized by the PA allow the organization to give back to the School and students each year and include bookstore sales, Mooseduds and Sportsduds (donated dress-code clothing and sports equipment sales), and the biennial Spring Gala and Auction event.
     
    The PA Executive Board is comprised of a president, vice president, past president, secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer, and four managing vice presidents overseeing fundraising, hospitality, parent services, and student services. Officers of the board are proposed by a nominating committee, which presents its slate for election at the spring PA meeting.
     
    The PA holds open parent meetings approximately seven times a year and encourages all Fay parents to attend. Open Executive Board meetings are held twice a year.
     
    The president of the Fay Parents’ Association for 2018-2019 is Deb Insani P'22 '24.
  • Whom do I contact to become involved in the Fay Parents’ Association?

    Welcome! We are so excited that you would like to volunteer with the Parents’ Association! If there is a specific event committee that you are interested in assisting with, please contact the managing vice president directly. A listing of the committees for 2018-2019 can be found on this web page. The managing vice presidents for this year are Namerta Sahani (Parent Services), Gayle Corbett (Hospitality), Kathy Qin (Special Programs), and Cathy Hack (Student Services).
     
    If you are not certain what you would like to do and want to let the Parents’ Association know your interest and availability, please feel free to contact Deb Insani at drinsani@verizon.net.
  • How long do the Open PA meetings last?

    The Open PA meetings typically last about an hour. On certain occasions they may be longer if there is a special speaker or presentation, and this will be noted on the website.
  • Where should I park when I attend the Open PA meetings?

    When attending the monthly Open PA meeting, please park in the parking spaces in Harlow circle. You can also park in the Upjohn parking lot. After 8:00 a.m., you can park along the curb of Harlow Circle outside of the fire lanes. Please do not park on our neighbor’s grass.
  • Are background checks required for parents who volunteer at Fay?

    A standard criminal and sexual offender background check is required for all parents who volunteer at Fay, whether as field trip chaperones, volunteers in the School Store, or in other capacities.  Please click here to download the Consent for Background Check Form. Return your completed form, along with a photocopy of a government issued ID, to the Business office (Root Academic Building). Your completed form and the copy of your ID contains personal and confidential information - please do not email this information.
  • How can I contact PA board and committee members?

    A downloadable PDF of the PA board/committee directory is available in the "Downloads" section of your parent community group page.

One Week Only: Visit our Virtual School Store!

DON'T MISS IT! NOVEMBER 2-9, 2018
The Parents' Association is excited to announce that they are beta-testing a Virtual School Store! This online shopping option provides Fay families locally and abroad with the opportunity to purchase a select range of unique spirit wear and merchandise 
that is not available at our campus store. The Virtual School Store will be open for business from November 2 to November 9 ONLY to ensure delivery in time for the winter break. When you order from the Virtual School Store, you have two options for shipping: you can choose to have items delivered to you anywhere in the world for an additional fee, or you can choose to have your items shipped to Fay for free. Pickup for items shipped to Fay will take place on December 13 (the day of the Winter Concert) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Root Meeting Room. Please note that international families may also choose the Fay delivery option; Upper School students can pick up items before they depart campus for the break. Any questions? Please contact Deb Insani at drinsani@fayschool.org
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL STORE.

Volunteer Opportunities

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  • School Store Volunteers

  • Mooseduds Volunteers

    All parents are invited to check out the selection at Mooseduds, Fay School’s gently-used clothing resale shop. Mooseduds sells Fay dress code clothing for children in Pre-K through grade nine, including blazers (for boys and girls), dress shirts, skirts, belts, and ties. Mooseduds also carries a limited supply of Moosegear (gently used sports gear) that varies on a seasonal basis. Mooseduds can be found in the Dining Hall stair tower, one flight down from the parking lot level. The shop is open Wednesdays from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. and for 30 minutes following each Open Parent Meeting.
     
    For volunteer opportunities, please contact Christine Smith at christinepsmith@comcast.net. Most volunteers spend 1-2 hours per month in the store sorting new donations and organizing inventory.
  • Helping Hands

    From time to time, members of the Fay community encounter situations in which a little help is needed: meals for a family experiencing a health issue or a hard time, transportation when a person is unable to drive, errands or other support in a special circumstance. The Parents’ Association coordinates support for families experiencing these kinds of situations through its Helping Hands committee. Some situations are of short duration, while others can be ongoing. Volunteers are asked to help, but no more than what they can comfortably and willingly do. If being a Helping Hands volunteer is something that interests you, please contact Anne Mato for more information and/or to be added to the list of volunteers. If you were a volunteer last year, please also be in touch to confirm your interest in participating this year. As always, when we reach out, the rewards outweigh the work.

Open Parent Meetings - Schedule & Minutes

September 12, 2018, 8:00 am, Root Meeting Room
October 31, 2018, 8:00 am, Root Meeting Room
December 5, 2018, 8:00 am, Primary Commons
January 16, 2019, 8:00 am, Root Meeting Room
February 27, 2019, 7:00 pm, Root Meeting Room
April 10, 2018, 8:00 am, Root Meeting Room
May 15, 2019, 8:00 am, Root Meeting Room


Parents' Independent School Network

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Volunteering at Fay? Don't Forget the CORI Check

All field trip chaperones, room parents, school store and Mooseduds volunteers, and any other school volunteers working directly with children are required to complete a CORI background check every three years. Please download this form, complete and sign it, and return it directly to the Business Office. Contact Diane Byrne at dbyrne@fayschool.org with any questions.
CORI Consent Form

Support Fay: On Campus & Retail Partners

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  • School Store

    Be sure to visit Fay’s School Store, located in the Picardi Art Center. The School Store carries all your Fay Spirit Day gear including sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats, as well as notepads, water bottles, and pencils! 
  • Mooseduds

    All parents are invited to check out the selection at Mooseduds, Fay School’s gently-used clothing resale shop. Mooseduds sells Fay dress code clothing for children in Pre-K through grade nine, including blazers (for boys and girls), dress shirts, skirts, belts, and ties. Mooseduds also carries a limited supply of Moosegear (gently used sports gear) that varies on a seasonal basis. Mooseduds is open when school is in session on Wednesday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., and until 9:45 a.m. on days when Open Parent Meetings are scheduled.
  • Brooks Brothers

    Brooks Brothers offers a 15% discount on all full-price Brooks Boys merchandise at all Brooks Brothers retail stores with a Brooks Brothers Incentive Card. To register/renew simply call toll-free 866-515-4747 with the school organization ID and Pincode: Organization ID: 05400/Pin Code: 40933. The card is valid for 2 years. Through October 31, 2015, Brooks Brothers will donate 10% of all other qualifying purchases back to Fay School! You will need to present your Brooks Boys Incentive Card for each purchase in order to receive the discount and qualify for the donation.
  • Land's End

    Earn funds for Fay when shopping for dress code clothes at Lands' End. Click here to access their personalized portal for Fay School.
     
  • Amazon Smile

    Shop through https://smile.amazon.com, select Fay School as your charity, and Amazon will donate a portion of qualifying merchandise to the PA.
  • Mabel's Labels

    Keep that new blazer from getting lost! Click here to see choices of customizable iron-ons, stickies, bag tags, allergy alert labels, and more! Mabel’s Labels will give Fay a 20% commission on all sales.
  • Shutterfly and Tiny Prints

    Shop through http://fayschool.shutterflystorefront.com to generate a 13% donation of your purchase to Fay School!
  • Stop & Shop

    Participate in the 2016-2017 A+ program by linking your Stop & Shop card to Fay! Visit www.stopandshop.com/aplus and start earing points when you shop. A+ Reward Program participatoin does not affect your gas rewards program.