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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!

Meet the 2022-23 PA Board Members

Left to right: Nikki Agu, VP, Community Engagement; Amanda Lopez, Vice-President; Gilbert Zawaira, Secretary; Arpita Nag, VP, Student Services; Ami Mehr, President; Ali LeFlore, VP, Parent Services; Rupa Tati, VP, Hospitality; Patricia Cassetta, Treasurer 

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 school store sales, Mooseduds and Moosegear (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 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 2022-2023 is Ami Mehr '27, '32.
  • Who are the 2022-2023 PA Board Members?

    Ami Mehr
    President

    Amanda Lopez
    Vice-President
     
    Patricia Cassetta
    Treasurer

    Gilbert Zawaira
    Secretary
      
    Ali LeFlore
    VP, Parent Services

    Arpita Nag
    VP, Student Services

    Nikki Agu
    VP, Community Engagement

    Rupa Tati
    VP, Hospitality
  • 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 2022-2023 can be found on this web page. The managing vice presidents for this year are Ali LeFlore (Parent Services), Arpita Nag (Student Services), Nikki Agu (Community Engagement), and Rupa Tati (Hospitality)
     
    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 Ami Mehr or Amanda Lopez.

    To find the contact information for the parents listed above, please log into MyFay and select "Directory" from the top menu.

    Click here to indicate your interest in volunteering for the 2022-23 school year.
  • 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 and in the Friday E-News. 
  • Are background checks required for parents who volunteer at Fay?

    Yes. 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 on the PA Volunteer Background Check Form link to initiate a request to complete your background check. You will receive an email from our background check provider to the email address you provide. You will need to follow the instructions in the email to provide your information and consent to complete the background check process. Contact Fay's Business Office at 508-485-0100 with any questions.
  • How can I contact PA board and committee members?

    A list of the Parents' Association Officers can be found after logging into MyFay. After logging in, select "Resources" and then "Internal Resources."

Resources

Agenda for the October 26 Open Parent Meeting

Don’t miss our next Open Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, at 9:00 a.m on Zoom! You will get a sneak peek into details of The Gala, a favorite event held once every two years, from Gala Chairs Jeannie Kim and Robin Giblin. This event brings the entire Fay parent community together, and we can't wait to tell you about it. We will also be joined by Fay's three division heads, Katie Knuppel, Kaitlyn Cronin, and Jake Sumner, to talk about Fay's core value of Earnest Effort and to answer some parent questions about effort grades and how Earnest Effort is acknowledged and encouraged in daily life within our community. Click here to submit a question about Earnest Effort to a division head. 

2022-2023 Open Parent Meetings

Wednesday, September 21 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, February 22 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 19 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 17 at 9:00 AM

All Open Parent Meetings will take place via Zoom for the 2022-2023 school year.

Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

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  • School Store Volunteers

  • Mooseduds Volunteers

    For volunteer opportunities, please contact Rupa Tati or Alison Leflore. Most volunteers spend 1-2 hours per month 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 Valerie Clark 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.

Volunteering at Fay? Don't Forget the CORI Check

All school volunteers working directly with children are required to complete a CORI background check every three years. Please click on the PA Volunteer Background Check Form link to initiate a request to complete your background check. You will receive an email from our background check provider to the email address you provide. You will need to follow the instructions in the email to provide your information and consent to complete the background check process.

Support Fay

Shop on Campus

The School Store
The Fay School Store is located in the lower level of the Upjohn Building adjacent to the Picardi Arts Center and is a joint venture between the school and the Fay Parents' Association, with all proceeds going towards Fay. It provides sundries, toiletries, school supplies, and an ever-changing selection of Fay logo items and clothing to the Fay community. Most of the School Store's merchandise is also available online.

Mooseduds
All parents are invited to check out the selection at Mooseduds, Fay School’s gently-used clothing resale shop located in the Camp Family Dining Room Building. Mooseduds sells Fay dress code clothing for children in Kindergarten 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. As your child outgrows his or her school dress clothing, please consider donating these items to Mooseduds. Mooseduds hours vary, but they are listed in Fay School's E-News that is sent weekly during the school year and occasionally during the summer.

Retail Partners

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48 MAIN STREET
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA 01772
main number 508-490-8250
admission 508-490-8201