Welcome! The Haverford School Parents Association (HSPA) is excited for the 2022–23 school year and all the wonderful events we have planned for you and your boys. As the chair of the HSPA, I would like to personally welcome you to the Haverford Community and encourage you to become a part of the HSPA. I have found volunteering for the HSPA to be a great way to participate in my sons’ school experience, meet wonderful new friends, and give back to The Haverford School. Please join me as we make the 2022–23 school year a great experience for our boys, parents, faculty, and staff.
This year, we have decided the theme for the HSPA will be Teamwork. After all, every parent is a member of the HSPA, which makes up a wonderful team of volunteers to pull off such events as Party for a Purpose, Haverford/EA Day, Fall Fest, Hav-Afford Recycle Sale, and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon just to name a few. Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome, included, and part of a team because our combined energy, talents, and contributions are what make our community strong.
How can you get involved? Please come to our Opening Coffee on Friday, September 16th, in Centennial Hall to find out. We will have a Volunteer Fair starting at 8:00 a.m. where you will be able to speak with the chair of each event and sign up to participate on the spot. Then, at 8:30 a.m., we will have the Opening Coffee with remarks from our school administration and members of the HSPA. We will then break into small groups headed by the Class Parent. It is a great way to connect with other parents in your class and learn important details of the fun things your class will do this year.
If you cannot make the Opening Coffee, no worries! There are many ways you can get connected and stay informed. First, your class parent is an excellent source for school information and HSPA happenings, and they will send you a monthly class email. Second, look for a weekly email, HSPA Notes, sent every Wednesday. Third, the HSPA holds monthly Parents Plugged In virtual meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Fourth, our HSPA website holds the latest information on all of our events. And last, you can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. Please take advantage of the many ways to see what is happening in your son’s school and parents association…and please join our Teamwork of volunteers!
Finally, I am very excited to share details of our biggest event of the year. This year’s Party for a Purpose, Roll out the Red Carpet for the Fords, will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Merion Cricket Club. It will be a celebration of all that makes The Haverford School the very best! With a champagne reception, drinks, dining, Best of the Fords Awards, and a fabulous Vanity Fair-style after-party, this Gala is shaping up to be an exciting celebration of the Haverford Community. Please mark your calendars for this spectacular event!
I look forward to seeing you at the Opening Coffee, one of the virtual Parents Plugged In meetings, or around campus.