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Welcome to Bement!
On behalf of the Bement School and the Bement Parents Association (PA), I would like to extend a warm welcome to students and their families. I hope that you feeling are feeling ready for an exciting year at Bement.
The primary objective of the Bement Parents’ Association is to continue to grow Bement’s sense of friendship and community. All parents are members of the PA. Yes, that means YOU! The PA is the heart of parent involvement at Bement. Our school has an extraordinary history and that history includes hundreds of parents, just like you, whose time, energy and commitment has helped our school flourish. Not only do our children benefit from your involvement, but you will find satisfaction in getting to know the people who teach, feed, guide and treasure our children. And it is a fun way to get to know the other parents.
We have many wonderful events planned for this year. These events will provide you the opportunity to get involved! We hope to continue with many of our favorite events, as well as exploring some new and exciting ways to foster connections for parents and students alike. You can find more information about these events and how you can be involved on the weekly Look Ahead. This year we will be opening ALL PA meetings to the parent community. Please come, hear from other parents and bring your ideas and energy. This is a group effort and the more parents that are involved, the more fun will be had and the stronger our community will be.
Feel free to contact any of the officers or class representatives if you have any questions about the Parents Association. We are all here to strengthen our connections and make our community a warm and welcoming place for students and parents alike. Thank you, in advance, for your time, participation, and dedication to our wonderful school. I look forward to an amazing year together.
Beth Melnik, P’18, ‘21
President, Bement Parents Association 2012-2013
2011-2012 Parents’ Association Officers & Class Representatives
President Beth Melnik P'18,'21
Vice President Cressy Janko P'17
Secretary Brandon Kavanaugh P'14
Treasurer Barbara Zaccheo P'19
Parent Representative Alice Patton, P’16,’18
The Executive Board of the Parents Association meets once a month, and their meeting minutes will be posted online. If you have ideas, suggestions, or comments for the Parents Association, please feel free to contact any officer, or your class representative at any time. You can also contact the Bement Parents Association at email@example.com.
Kindergarten: Jasmine Balk, Laurel Lunt
1st Grade: Beth Buyea
2nd Grade: Sarah Bursetin, Amy Wagstaff
3rd Grade: Jenn Bete
4th Grade: Peg Johnson, Phoebe Walker, Alice Patton
5th Grade: Cressy Janko
6th Grade: Loris Leistyna, Alison MacKinnon, Andrea Sozak
7th Grade: Sara Harvey, Lee Rubeck
8th Grade: Bev Labelle, Janet Rogers
9th Grade: Rachel Meier, Liz Rosenberry
2011-2012 Parents’ Association Committee Chairs
All-School Picnic Barbara & Alejandro Miranda-Sousa
Bake Sales Sara Harvey (Fall Bazaar and Spring Fling)
Bazaar & Fall Festival Cressey Janko
Bement School Store Meg Clark
Book Fairs Lee Rubeck
Box Tops Coordinator Terri Mayrand
Faculty Appreciation Lunch PA Officers
Food Bank Cressy Janko and Sara Riddington
Gift Wrap Sara Harvey
Skating/Basketball Party Tim & Amy Hampson
Spring Fling Fair Beth & Peter Melnik
Tuition Raffle Meg Clark & Jane Plager
Former head of school from 1947-1971, Mary "Gug" H. Drexler, passed away on April 23, 2013 at the age of 101.
Remembrances of Gug's time as head of school can be found on the school's alumni facebook page.
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