School Happenings

Parent Council

The mission of Parent Council is to support and sponsor Elmwood Franklin School’s programs, projects, events and activities. We strive to encourage communication between administration and Parent Council members by sharing matters of mutual concern, working together on fundraising events and encouraging involvement by all parents in the school community.

We would like to welcome you to the 2014/2015 school year and to Elmwood Franklin’s Parent Council. Each parent or guardian of an Elmwood Franklin student is a member of Parent Council.

2014/2015 Parent Council Executive Committee
Terri Rich, President

Tracy Heneghan, Vice-President
Katharine Popat, Secretary

Marni Bogart, Treasurer

Jody Warner, Room Rep Coordinator

Committee Chairs
Passive Fundraising/Box Tops: Anna Geronimo and Anna Voelkl
Fall Family Picnic
: Jamie Saperston
Book Fair: Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly, Kimisha Houston, and Alyssa Hunt
Teacher Treats: Patti Jablonski-Dopkin and Amy Murray
Teacher Appreciation Day: Emily Wyckoff
Holimont Fun Day: Jacque Jayson
Prep & Lower School Ice Cream Social: 
Mary Beth Kuryak
Original Works: Josephine Siddiqui and Nade Nigrin
Parent Council Speaker Series: Candace Darby

Parent Council is looking for volunteers and we hope you will begin or continue to be an active member of Parent Council. If you would like to join a committee and have not done so yet, please download the Parent Council Volunteer Form or e-mail

Meeting Dates for 2014/2015 School Year
We meet the third Thursday of every other month at 8:15 a.m. in the school dining room, unless otherwise notified. We encourage all to attend.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Parent Council Speaker Series
Opposite the Parent Council meetings, the Parent Council Speaker Series is held every other month at 8:15 a.m. in the school dining room. The Parent Council brings in a speaker to share information or insight on a specific topic of interest to parents. If you would like to suggest a topic or speaker, please e-mail

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Contact the Parent Council

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