The Parents Association (PA) works in partnership with the school administration, faculty, and staff to support the educational experience of our daughters and to enrich the community as a whole. Since the 1950s, parents have contributed their expertise, time, and energy to the PA and have been an integral part of building a strong NCS community. The Parents Association meets monthly to conduct business as well as listen to a featured speaker from the school’s faculty or staff discuss the exciting, challenging, and unique educational programs our girls experience. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet and socialize with parents from all three divisions of the school.
There are many opportunities for you to participate in the PA throughout the year. Our biggest events include Fallfest, the Spring Benefit, and the Flower Mart Used Book Sale. Fallfest fosters Eagle pride through outdoor events, Purple vs. Gold competitions in the Lower School, and varsity Homecoming games. The Spring Benefit is an annual dinner and auction fundraiser held in March for the benefit of our faculty and student scholarships. The Flower Mart Used Book Sale takes place the first Friday and Saturday of May and raises money for the beautiful gardens and grounds of the Close. Since the 1960s, the PA has sponsored the Book Sale in this effort. Other key events include Parent Education Lecture Series and Winter/Spring Fests.
Year-round, NCS parents staff Oscar’s Snack Bar, a parent-run healthy snack bar in the Athletic Center, coordinate delicious international school lunches that celebrate diverse communities and cultures, and organize artistic outings at local museums and theaters. While these are just a few examples, NCS parent volunteers can always be found around NCS supporting the school and fostering community among the parents, students, and faculty.