Attend Our Meetings
Our General Meetings are open to all members of the Association— faculty, staff and parents/guardians of SLA.
Meetings occur once a month during the entire school year beginning in September. The general business of the Association is conducted at these meeting including officers, committee and principal’s reports as well as updates on the health and welfare of the school. We welcome all of our members at these meetings. Come share your ideas, learn about our activities and offer feedback to strengthen our work. Click the REGISTER button below in advance of the meetings.
2023–2024 Meeting Dates
Meeting are held on Zoom every third Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 (meetings run 90 minutes)
REGISTER for HSA meetings to receive the zoom link
First general meeting of the year!
Meet the new board and learn about upcoming activities and how to get involved.
6:00 pm on Zoom:
2023–24 Budget Presentation
The budget is guided by the principles of increasing opportunities for all students and improving the school in lasting ways. We have allocated money for Jeremy Spry’s position;
We have funded sports teams, clubs and extracurriculars. We have also help fund travel for the SLA Ambassadors, as well as supplement teachers’ programming, help fund school trips, and supplement senior gifts. There are budget lines to support sports teams, academic departments, for teacher appreciation gifts and events; for student socials, prom, and more.
Next year’s budget will, in turn, depend on this year’s fundraising. That means it’s up to YOU, the community, to make sure that these programs, activities, and improvements can be supported again next year! If you care about maintaining these opportunities for your student, for future students, and for the good of the school overall, please do. Join the HSA with a voluntary donation today.
View the November 15 Meeting Minutes HERE
6:00 pm on Zoom:
Auction Meeting and Join a Committee
6:00 pm on Zoom:
6:00 pm on Zoom:
6:00 pm in-person SLA Roofdeck
There is NO Zoom option for this meeting. Currently, we do not have the tech needed to run an effective hybrid meeting. We would love to hear from you if you have the expertise or resources to help! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join A Committee. Help With An Activity.
The best way to get involved in the HSA is to join or form a committee! Please email these chairs below for more information
Fundraising- Fuel the Rocket, Auction, Volunteers (Edu-con)
BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS:
Each fall, SLA rolls out the welcome mat for our annual Open House and Back to School Night, specially designed for budding students and their families. It’s our golden moment to showcase what sets us apart, resonate with our deeply-held values, and offer a glimpse into our unique learning haven.
With the aid of our dedicated parent volunteers, the event truly comes alive! They’re there every step of the way – from warmly greeting attendees, guiding families through our vibrant corridors, to sharing personal SLA stories and addressing curiosities. Dive into the heart of SLA and discover the magic firsthand.
Back-to-School Night, New Family Night, Conferences
Volunteers are always needed to greet families, sell SLA gear and help people navigate the building. Responsibilities are generally light and these events are a great way to meet other community members while also helping the school.
SLA hosts one Open House each fall for prospective students and families. This is an opportunity for us to share our values, speak about our difference and welcome the community into our special learning community. Parent volunteers assist with this event by greeting guests, navigating them through our hallways, being on hand for questions and sharing individual experiences about the school with our visitors.
There are many opportunities to get involved with the Home and School Association. You can serve as a committee chair or a committee member.
Consider getting involved with any of the following:
HSA Positions 2023|2024
President – (returning Daphne Hawkins Parker) presides over general HSA and Board meetings, serves as primary contact for the Principal, represents the HSA at meetings outside the organization, is available to assist on all committees, and coordinates the work of all the members and committees to serve the purpose of the organization.
* Executive Vice President assists the President and carries out their duties in case of absence or inability to serve. It is presumed that the Executive VP will step into the President position in the 2024-2025 school year (when Daphne’s daughter graduates). The Executive VP will assist other board members and committee chairs by ensuring they are clear about their responsibilities, budget, school policy, etc.
Vice President – Communications (Erin Richburg) supervises official SLA HSA communications, including, but not limited to, sending these updates to the web developers, announcements/newsletter, HSA, and SLA social media. In addition, help/ oversee the SLA Directory, which will be part of the website supervision of these communications, including leading the efforts of volunteers.
Vice President – Volunteers/Events (Karima) With the assistance of the President and Executive VP, the Volunteers/Events VP shall recruit, organize, and oversee the efforts of parent volunteers, including the Grade/Advisory Representatives, other event/programming committee chairs, and volunteers-at-large. The Volunteers VP shall serve as the liaison between the parent Grade Representatives and teacher Class Sponsors and oversee and assist Grade Representatives with events and programming such as EduCon and teacher/staff appreciation events.
Treasurer– (returning Marc Hensley) is responsible for all HSA fund deposits and disbursements into the bank account approved by the Board; shall disburse funds only under an approved budget or as authorized by the Board; shall keep complete and accurate records of all receipts and expenditures and shall make these records available to the Board for audit at the end of the school year or at any time requested by the Board. The treasurer shall be responsible for supervising the fundraising efforts of the HSA, including communicating and coordinating with committee chairs overseeing such efforts.
*Co-Treasurer (underclass parent in training, ideally for 2 years) assists the Treasurer and carries out their duties in case of absence or inability to serve. It is presumed that the Co-Treasurer will step into the Treasurer’s position in the 2025-2026 school year (when Marc’s daughter, who is a junior, graduates)
Recording Secretary -Monika Jest keeps all records of the SLA HSA; takes and records minutes as necessary; prepares and distributes all official records of the HSA Board and general meetings. The RS shall assist the Communications VP/Secretary with all roles and carry out duties in case of the inability of the CVP to serve.
Grade Representatives – 2 Parents for each class (we have one senior rep and a sophomore rep)
To advocate for and develop community awareness around the needs of our school; encourage, recruit, and organize parent leadership and volunteers, including fundraising and community-building activities. Enhance a sense of community within the school.
Fuel the Rocket Campaign Manager: Iwan Baranky
Auction Chair: Farah Kapoor
Senior Parent: (returning Gerline Harb)
Alum Parent: former HSA president Rashedah Parks
Junior Parent: Iwan Baranky and Farah Kapoor
Sophomore Parent: TDB
Freshman Parent: JJ Shirley
Potential new committees:
Family and Student Wellness