The Bright School Parents' Association (PA) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to cultivating a sense of community at Bright School. Community building, clear communication, and fundraising are priorities of the PA. There are many opportunities for parents at Bright School to be involved in their child’s educational process and in the greater school-wide community.
The Executive Board of the PA is comprised of a president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and five vice presidents who oversee various PA-sponsored events such as teacher appreciation, Bright Fit, Bright World, parent socials, and more. These committees give parents opportunities to get involved and support the Bright School community.
PA events are published in the Woodshop weekly newsletter for all parents at Bright School. The PA also oversees room reps who work to facilitate parent volunteers for each classroom teacher. Each fall, the PA coordinates the Charleston Wrap sale, the Parents’ Association’s biggest fundraiser. Used uniform sales, the annual Bonanza, and Box Tops are other ways the PA generates funds for gifts to enhance or support Bright School.
The PA encourages all parents to volunteer and is always available for questions or suggestions.
The 2020-21 board includes:
President Lucy Sawrie, parent of Chloe ’20, Luke ’21, and Max ’22
President-Elect Sholar Howard, parent of Willie '19, Harriett '20, Aggie '23 and John Wyatt '23
Secretary Heidi Caputo, parent of Stone '21, Calvin '23 and Roger '26
Treasurer Amy Hutcherson, parent of Braden '22
Treasurer-Elect Ashley Ladebauche, parent of Ava ’22 and Tucker ’27
VP I Christie Denton, parent of Caroline '22 and Charlotte '27
VP II Sarah Burns, parent of Arthur '16 and Preston '21
VP III Barbara Perdomo, parent of Campo ’22 and Patrick ’22
VP IV Lucy Sawrie
VP V Dorothy Caplenor, parent of Sam ’23 and Joseph '27
For more information about how to get involved with the PA, contact:
Director of Advancement Kim Brown at [email protected] or 423-267-8593