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 2015/2016 school year and to Elmwood Franklin’s Parent Council. Each parent or guardian of an Elmwood Franklin student is a member of Parent Council.

2015/2016 Parent Council Executive Committee
Tracy Heneghan, President

Rosanna Kollidas, Vice-President
Katharine Popat, Secretary

Marni Bogart, Treasurer

Dina Benderson, 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: Nina Riegel and Amy Murray
Teacher Appreciation Day:
Holimont Fun Day: Jacque Jayson
Prep & Lower School Ice Cream Social:
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 2015/2016 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 19, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

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 15, 2015
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Contact the Parent Council

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