THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (TPSA)
TPSA is made up of the entire parent and guardian body of the school. All parents and guardians become members of TPSA upon enrollment at TPS. TPSA aims to support TPS families by facilitating communication, providing enrichment and outreach opportunities, and sponsoring community-building events.
PARENT ASSOCIATION CONTACTS
President: Gemina Gianino
Secretary: Mica Greene
Treasurer: Zachary Klehr
BUILDS | Anna Wulick & Beth Lundy
BUILDS (Building Understanding About Intelligences, Learning Differences, and Styles) brings together and supports parents of children with learning differences and unique learning.
Book Fair | Erica Salvi & Robin Park
The Book Fair Planning Committee works together to plan this annual event which takes place in late November, early December. The event serves as a fundraiser for TPSA and as a celebration of books for the TPS community. We recruit guest readers to visit the school during Book Fair week, we plan special events to enhance the Saturday Book Fair, we work with the vendor to incorporate books about the all-school theme into his selections and we coordinate parent volunteers for the fair.
Community Response | Victoria Bastian
Community Response mobilizes to assist families in need.
Community Outreach | Caren Cohen
Community Outreach coordinates hands-on service opportunities for parents and children.
Family Diversity | Marni Folgelson, Robert Prischak, Quanda Robinson, Christy Santoro, John Stone, & Martin Wiley
Family Diversity Committee promotes a culture of inclusion among families.
Green & Healthy Team | Michelle Niedermeier
Green & Healthy Team helps to ensure a healthy and environmentally sustainable learning environment.
Thanksgiving Feast and Martin Luther King Day of Service | LAVONIA WADDINGTON
Organizes volunteers and food donations for two TPS traditions.
Hospitality | Sue Green Liddy
Hospitality provides catering support for school events.
New Family Welcome | JJ Shirley
New Family Welcome coordinates events to help new families transition into the TPS community.
Parent Education | Jenny Bogoni, Gayle Chesley, Beth Lundy, Meena Ramakrishnan, Amy White & Anna Wulick
The parent education committee organizes and hosts parent education events for the TPS parent community.