All current Packer parents and guardians are members of the Parent Association and are invited to participate in our wide range of activities — from our fall and spring all-school meetings to our signature events and parent discussion groups.
Please explore to learn more about ways to get involved, meet other parents and families, and support our wonderful school.
Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents while helping to enrich school life for our children.
— To create and maintain a warm and welcoming community for all Packer families.
— To facilitate communication between parents and the school administration.
— To support faculty objectives with educational program events.
— To raise money for the Community Fund, which helps families cover ancillary costs of an independent school education, such as student travel, certain academic and athletics-related expenses, resources for students experiencing academic challenges, etc.
Our events and parent discussion are great opportunities to connect with other parents and families and support our school.
Coming soon: details, dates and times, and contact information.
- Welcome Breakfasts - First full week of school
- Pumpkin Patch - Sun Oct 21
- Holiday Gift Fair - Fri Dec 14
- Ice Skating Party - January
- MLK Workshop - Mon Jan 21
- Cultural Day - February
- Faculty Concert and Art Show - March
- Spring Benefit - March
- Book Fair - First week of May
- End-of-Year Breakfast Social - End of May
Parent Discussion Groups
No membership required.
The mission of the Diversity Parent Discussion Group is to help create a safe, welcoming and supportive space for parents to address issues of diversity at Packer. We strive to help our school be a place where diversity is valued, respected and nurtured by creating an environment of inclusiveness and equity.
Our goals are:
- To serve as a resource for parents as they engage the school on matters of diversity and equity.
- To address barriers to and embrace opportunities for enhanced diversity among the student and faculty body.
- To align meetings, discussions and events with diversity programming within the school on topics related to the entire range of human differences including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, learning differences, physical ability and family structure.
The Packer PA Community Service Committee aims to create opportunities for Packer families to participate in meaningful community engagement activities and build community both among Packer families and between families and the larger community surrounding our school. PA Service Committee events also support the work of the service programming happening inside of the school. The goal of the school’s service and community engagement programming is to support our mission of building empathetic, responsible and globally minded individuals. We hope that participating in these activities will provide students with opportunities to think deeply, speak confidently and act with purpose and heart.
In addition, Packer’s service programming is adopting the FARE process to help us structure our activities. FARE stands for Familiarization, Action, Reflection and Extension; we believe that before participating in an activity it is important to familiarize ourselves with the organization and the issues that our service activity is addressing. Then, taking action happens in context and has more meaning for all involved. We also believe in taking time to reflect to think about what we experienced and what we learned as a result of that activity and finally, think about how we can extend what we have learned beyond this activity.
There are many ways to get involved — from selling tickets or merchandise, to serving as a class rep, to working on an event committee, to joining a parent discussion group, to serving on the PA Board.