Parents' Association

Parents at Carroll School have many opportunities to become involved with the Carroll Community and Carroll’s Parents’ Association (PA) is the primary vehicle for parent participation. Every Carroll parent or guardian is automatically a member of our Parents’ Association.

The PA plans a variety of community events and social gatherings for Carroll families and assists with specific school-sponsored activities. The Parents’ Association leadership is formed in the spring and coordinates the overall structure for the PA events calendar each year.

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Parents' Association News

Parents' Association News - September 21


It was great to see so many of you at our opening PA Community Meeting. We had a great conversation about some upcoming events, and shared ideas for potential new events. Following are some upcoming events and opportunities to get involved:


Have a talent or skill you'd like to share? Interested in learning something new, but don't want to go it alone? Looking to connect with other Carroll adults for insight, support, and understanding?

Whether you are just beginning your time at Carroll or have been on this journey for years, we'd like to be part of your experience! The newly established Parent Engagement Committee is looking for people who would like to plan and host events that would bring together Carroll adults to build community and belonging. 

If you have an amazing idea (pickleball and a book club have already hit the ground running - look for details soon), please reach out to Jenn Pristawa, or Lee Farris,  so we can work on bringing the Carroll community together. We'll share some guidelines and discuss the process to get your event approved. Our community is widespread, but that doesn't mean we can't be tight knit.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Jenn and Lee  


Stay tuned for a separate Fall Festival sign up coming your way soon. For those of you who are new to Carroll, this is an iconic Carroll tradition, so mark your calendars now! Fall Festival will take place on October 12 for all students. Details to follow.


This year we'll be hosting quarterly All Community PA Meetings. These gatherings are a great opportunity to hear what PA plans are in motion, and share your thoughts and ideas. Aside from doing some planning, we like to spend time just getting to know one another too.

So join us. We'll bring the coffee and breakfast!

  • December 5 (Location TBD)
  • March 5th (Location TBD)
  • June 4 (Location TBD)


Anne Robinson, Emma Zampese, Dana Chaffee, Kia Khaleghpour

23-24 PA Leadership Team

Volunteer Opportunities

We are assembling the Carroll PA team for the school year (2022-23) and hope you will considering taking on a role! There are ongoing and "one off" opportunities - something for everyone!

Go to our Sign-Up GeniuS to View & Sign-Up

Please email with any questions and thank you for considering the volunteer opportunities.

2022-2023 PA Leadership Team

Jolie Helmbrecht (email)
Alix Mackey (email)

Co-Vice Presidents
Ann Robinson (email)

Communications Coordinator
Stephanie O'Keefe (email)
Kia Khaleghpour (email)

Associate Director, Parent and Alumni Engagement
Mary McNulty (email)

Parent Facebook Group Moderators
Stephanie O'Keefe (email)
Mary McNulty (email)
Amy Dempster (email)

2022-2023 Committees

Book Fair (Jolie):
Mary Tricolli (email)
Crystal Dolcimascolo (email)
Kara Losier (email)

Fall Festival (Alix):
Louisa West (email)
Jennifer Elverum (email)
Emily Ferris (email)

Speaker Series (Jolie):
Heather Willis (email)
Chessy Wheeler (email)

IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Alliance):
Kate Schadinger (email)

Staff and Faculty Appreciation (Alix):

Caring Community:
Jolie Helmbrecht (email)
Alix Mackey (email)

Coffee Socials:

2022-23 Parent Grade Reps