Home and School Association

August 2018

Hello Parents,

Welcome to Solebury School! As members of the Home and School Association (HSA), we warmly welcome you to the Solebury community. We hope you and your child are excited about this new journey, and we want to assure you that the entire school community will be there to support and guide you throughout the year. You have chosen a wonderful place for your child to grow and learn. We look forward to getting to know you!

The Home and School Association is the parent organization at Solebury School. Our main goal is to establish a strong connection between parents and the school by supporting our faculty, staff, and students and the many unique programs we have on campus. We volunteer our time in a variety of ways, including:

  • Planning and organizing the annual spring dinner auction
  • Assisting with school-sponsored events such as plays, concerts, and art shows
  • Helping maintain our beautiful campus

During the last school year, parent volunteers accomplished many great things for the Solebury community. For example, the HSA-sponsored spring dinner auction successfully raised nearly $100,000 thanks to the generosity of parents, faculty, alumni, and students plus an additional $80,000 for the special appeal with a generous match from the Haley Foundation. This revenue helped bolster the Solebury School Annual Fund, as well as provided additional monies for important projects and programs designed to enhance the educational experience at our school. Proceeds from the auction’s special appeal already have been used this summer to install a new, state-of-the-art lighting system for the Barn Theater! Last year, the HSA also provided grants not only for our committees, but also for innovative programming such as TEDx Talks and the successful Masterclass Series presented through the Music Department. In addition, the HSA offered a well-received parent education event, and we plan to continue and expand upon parent educational activities this school year.

When your child enrolls at Solebury School, you automatically become a member of the Home and School Association and are welcome to attend all meetings. Our scheduled meetings will take place in Walter Lamb Hall Lounge at 9:00 am on the following dates:

September 12th, November 7th, January 16th, April 10th, May 22nd

Our meetings will offer the opportunity to learn about important topics related to the education of your child, to hear from faculty and staff regarding exciting programs and activities available at Solebury School, and to have your questions answered by our Head of School, Tom Wilschutz. We hope you will join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, September 12, where you will meet other parents (new and returning), be welcomed by our faculty and staff, and find out what the Home and School Association is all about!

Best regards,

Colleen Schlegel
President, Home and School Association

Home & School Officers

President: Colleen Schlegel P'20
Vice President: Tia Cavallaro P'21
Treasurer: Steve Feld P'19
Secretary: Saba Siddiqui P'20

Home & School Events

All parents are welcome at the following meetings and events for the 2018-19 schoolyear. Please join us if you can!

Wednesday September 12, 9:00- 11:00am
Home & School Meeting
Walter Lamb Hall

Friday October 12th 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Parent Mixer
Home of Colleen & Mark Schlegel P'20

Wednesday November 7, 9:00- 11:00am
Home & School Meeting
Walter Lamb Hall

Wednesday December 19 at 7:00pm
Cookies & Carols
Dining Hall / Performing Arts Center

Wednesday January 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Home & School Meeting
Walter Lamb Hall

Wednesday April 10, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Home & School Meeting
Walter Lamb Hall

Friday May 3, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Spring Dinner Auction
Lambertville Station's Riverside Ballroom

Wednesday May 22nd 9:00 - 11:00am
Home & School Meeting
Walter Lamb Hall
Followed by a Volunteers Luncheon at 11:30am