On behalf of the Derby Academy Parents Association, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome new and returning families to Derby Academy. We hope that, like us, you will find that your parent experience at Derby is greatly enriched through opportunities offered by the PA to get involved and make meaningful connections with parents beyond those in your own child’s grade level.

Led by parents, the Derby PA is dedicated to fostering greater communication, offering opportunities for parents to come together, and supporting the efforts of faculty, staff and administration to enrich the positive learning environment for our children. We encourage you to join us in our efforts and find a couple hours of your time this year to volunteer and support our Derby community. Our hope is that every parent has an opportunity to participate regardless of schedule constraints and interests!

Please plan to attend our first meeting on Tuesday, September 15, at 8:20 a.m. in the dining hall. We are excited about our agenda: in addition to PA business, we will also hear from Trustee President, Maureen Pace, and Head of School, Joe Perry, as well as many Faculty Heads to discuss their school year plans. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend—hope to see you all there!

Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. We are happy to meet with any parent to discuss opportunities to get engaged and we are also constantly trying to think ‘outside the box’ for new programming and community events so we would love to hear from you. In the meantime, check out our online form for current volunteer opportunities. Joining a committee or offering support for an event is a great way to meet other parents and interact with our talented faculty. It is often these volunteer activities that serve as a foundation for a new friendship or a source of inspiration and renewed enthusiasm for all that Derby offers.

Lori Cashman, President
Deb Hayes, Vice President
Gia Ramza, Treasurer
Bette Ferris, Secretary

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