The Bright School Parents' Association (PA) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to cultivating a sense of community at Bright School. Community building, clear communication, and fundraising are priorities of the PA. There are many opportunities for parents at Bright School to be involved in their child’s educational process and in the greater school-wide community.
The Executive Board of the PA is comprised of a president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and five vice presidents who oversee various PA-sponsored events such as teacher appreciation, Bright Fit, Bright World, parent socials, and more. These committees give parents opportunities to get involved and support the Bright School community.
PA events are published in the Woodshop weekly newsletter for all parents at Bright School. The PA also oversees room reps who work to facilitate parent volunteers for each classroom teacher. Each fall, the PA coordinates the Charleston Wrap sale, the Parents’ Association’s biggest fundraiser. Used uniform sales, the annual Bonanza, and Box Tops are other ways the PA generates funds for gifts to enhance or support Bright School.
The PA encourages all parents to volunteer and is always available for questions or suggestions.
The 2017-18 board includes:
President: Carol Yim, parent of Lauren ’14, Evan ’18, and Ashley ‘20
President-Elect: Elizabeth Jackson, parent of John ’16 and Sophie ’19
Secretary: Mary Ann Oxford, parent of Lauren ’19 and Mary Cleveland ’24
Treasurer: Mandy Anderson, parent of Tristan ’14 and Payton ’19
Treasurer-Elect: Jill Rafiee, parent of Joss ’16 and Tessa ’20
VP I: Becca Levin, parent of Hannah ’15 and Avery ’20
VP II: Lucy Sawrie, parent of Chloe ’20, Luke ’21, and Max ’22
VP III: Leslie Simmons, parent of Sye ’19 and Grant ’20
VP IV: Dorothy Caplenor, parent of Sam ’23
VP V: Anne Bradshaw, parent of Sara Catherine ’17 and Jim ’20