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Organized in 1971, the Stuart Parent Association (SPA) serves to foster parents’ interest in the school and involve them in enhancing the quality of their daughters’ lives through enrichment activities designed to support both student and parent.

The organization also functions as a communications conduit between faculty, students and parents. The work of SPA is led by the Executive Council, consisting of SPA's elected officers and the Head of School. The Executive Council, which meets quarterly, coordinates events and supports the school in many areas. Elected officers serve for a term of two years.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Events: Seeking Volunteers!

Fall/Winter 2019

StuartFest/Global Day of Service

Saturday, September 14
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Chairs: Ludwig Zebrauskas
Contact: 
Ludwig.Zebrauskas@gmail.com

This is an afternoon of good food, games and fun for the whole family, as the entire Stuart community gathers to celebrate the start of the school year.  Volunteers are needed to help plan and organize the service and special children’s activities including face painting, arts and crafts, balloons and more! Contact Ludwig Zebrauskas at Ludwig.Zebrauskas@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering. 

 

Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 31, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 AM Early Childhood
1:00 - 2:30 PM Lower School

**Chair Needed
Volunteers Needed

The Early Childhood and Lower School children enjoy trick or treating at Stuart following their Halloween performances.  Parents gather to decorate their cars, provide candy, and help with crafts and games.

Fall Coat Drive

Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 19, 2019

Chairs: Kerry Yates
Contact: 
kerrylynnyates@icloud.com
Student Volunteers Needed

Each year Stuart participates in the annual Coat Drive for Loaves & Fishes. We collect coats in all sizes, gloves and scarves. Parent volunteers assist in the collection and delivery of donated items.


Terra Cottage Holiday Village Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Chair: Terri Magnani
Contact: 
tmag4495@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed

An annual tradition at Stuart in which families come together to build terra cotta houses that are displayed under the Stuart Christmas tree in the Front Hall. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact Terri Magnani at tmag4495@gmail.com.

 

Christmas Sharing

Monday, November 18 through Friday, December 6, 2019

Chair: Kerry Yates
Contact: 
kerrylynnyates@icloud.com
Volunteers Needed
Student Volunteers Needed

The Christmas Sharing tradition continues each year as the Stuart community provides gifts for those in need at Womanspace. We ask Stuart families to purchase a necessity item and/or a toy of your choosing from the donation needs list provided by Womanspace. 

Parent volunteers assist in the collection and delivery of items. Contact kerrylynnyates@icloud.com if you're interested. 

Christmas Decorating

Set up: Tuesday, December 3 through Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Take down: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

Chair: Alena Poljevka
Contact: alenapoljevka@me.com
Volunteers Needed

Help make Stuart shine with the spirit of the holidays!  Parent volunteers are needed to decorate Stuart for the holiday season.  Stuart supplies all decorations.


Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 8, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Chair: Jennifer Teaney
Volunteers Needed

Early Childhood and Lower School families from Stuart enjoy breakfast, crafts, train rides and a special visit with Santa! Volunteers are needed to plan and organize this festive holiday event.

 

Winter/Spring 2020

 

MLK Day - Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2020

Volunteers Needed
Student Volunteers Needed

Instead of taking a day off, students, parents, faculty and administration from Stuart and Princeton Academy come together for a "day on" of service.  Driven by Sacred Heart Goal 3, and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., volunteers work on a wide variety of service projects for a memorable day of building community and social awareness held at Princeton Academy.

 

Early Childhood & Lower School Father/Daughter Social

February 1, 2020
5:00 to 7:00 PM

Chair: Jennifer Teaney
Contact: 
jenteaney@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed
Student Volunteers Needed

Girls bring their dads or a special friend for an evening of dancing and 50s style games at the sock hop.  Volunteers are needed to decorate, take photographs, serve food, and disc jockey.  If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact the event chair, Jennifer Teaney at jenteaney@gmail.com.


Middle and Upper School Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 20, 2020

Chairs: Barbara St. Laurent
Contact: 
barbara_ballina@merck.com  
Volunteers Needed

Girls invite their dads to a festive night out! Dinner and dancing and lots of fun for everyone! Event sells out fast, so please stay on the lookout for an invitation.  Volunteers are needed to help plan and host the event. If you would like to chair or volunteer, please contact Barbara St. Laurent at barbara_ballina@merck.com if you are interested in volunteering.  

 

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Chair: Jennifer Teaney
Contact: 
jenteaney@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed

Every Spring, we say “Thank You” to the faculty and staff who make such a difference in our children’s daily lives at Stuart. Parents bring in delicious breakfast treats and help set-up and serve at the buffet. Faculty and staff relax and enjoy complimentary back and neck chair massages. 

 

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:00 to 1:30 PM

This annual lunch is held to honor and thank the many trustees, parents, alumnae and friends who donate their time, expertise, and support to help Stuart thrive.  Look for your invitation in April. Come and enjoy this delicious lunch hosted by Dr. Fagin in your honor!

 

EC and Lower School Grandparents/Special Friends Day

Monday, May 11, 2020

**Chair Needed
Volunteers Needed

Each year, students in the Early Childhood and Lower School welcome their grandparents and special friends to Stuart for the annual Grandparents Day celebration. It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls and young boys to show off their school, friends and classes to those special people in their lives. Early Childhood grandparents are treated to a delightful musical presentation and the JK–4 grandparents enjoy a performing arts program full of songs, dance and laughter. Volunteers are needed to plan and organize the morning’s activities.

 

Lower School & Middle School Book Fair

Monday, May 11 through Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Chair: Kathleen Mandzij Contact: charbonnet@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed

Sponsored by SPA and Labyrinth Books, the Book Fair is the perfect opportunity to get a jump-start on summer reading list selections. All students receive a coupon good toward the purchase of books. Volunteers are needed to help parents, grandparents and children with book choices and to check out.


Lower School End-of-Year Party

Friday, June 5, 2020
1:00 to 3:00 PM

Chair: Katie Janiszewski
Contact: katiej77@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed
Student Volunteers Needed

During this fun afternoon, Lower School students celebrate the end of the school year with games, crafts and treats on the turf field. Parent volunteers help at the various stations for this carnival themed event.

Ongoing Opportunities

Class Parents

Class parents serve as welcome ambassadors, party planners, recruit volunteers, and more. The class parents are the first line of communication between and among faculty, administration, SPA, and Stuart Families. We will be reaching out this spring to solicit volunteers for next year. Please use the SignUpGenius button below.

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Bookbag: (Stuart School Store)

The Bookbag sells everything from pens and pencils to Stuart spirit logo items. Time commitment is flexible and there are many ways to get involved from merchandising to volunteering for specific time blocks during the week. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact Diana McKee at dndobranski@comcast.net.

Encore Emporium/Used Uniforms

Offered as a service to the Stuart Community, SPA operates “The Encore Emporium,” throughout the year where parents can drop off or pick up gently used uniforms. Help is needed periodically to straighten up and help sort donations for sale throughout the summer, and/or on Orientation Days, Back-to-School Nights, and occasionally throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact Katherine Powell at katpowell78@gmail.com.

Outreach

Loaves and Fishes

The Stuart community volunteers to serve meals at Loaves and Fishes at the soup kitchen in Trenton on the last Saturday in January each year. Parents and students work together to make a meal, serve it, and clean up afterwards. It is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to give back. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact Melinda La Nasa at mlanasa@stuartschool.org.

Christmas Sharing Program

Early December

Every year Stuart partners with an organization during the Christmas season to supply items for women and children in need. We will be continuing our relationship with Womanspace, a non-profit agency serving victims and their families in Mercer County. Volunteers help provide assistance in getting the Christmas donations collected from Stuart families and ready to provide to children in need. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact VP of Outreach ​​​​​​​Kerry Yates at kerrylynnyates@icloud.com.

SPA Executive Committee

Please click on the link below for a list of the 2019–2020 Executive Board Committee members. Your participation is always welcome!  If you're interested in helping, please contact SPA President, Jennifer Teaney, at jenteaney@gmail.com.

SPA Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)

2019–20 SPA Executive Committee (PDF)

SPA News

Many thanks to our Stuart Parents Association (SPA) for appreciating our faculty and staff!
I would like to send a quick note to thank our amazing Stuart Parent Association (SPA) for the lovely Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, May 7. Under President Ludwig Zabrouska's leadership and the creativity, coordination and support of incoming President Jennifer Teaney and her team, we were whisked away to a lovely Parisian cafe for a memorable morning of food, conversation and even chair massages!
"Thanks A Latte" to all of our parent volunteers!

This past Thursday, May 2, Stuart hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, also known as "Thanks-A-Latte." Stuart was happy to host many parent volunteers and offer them fresh brewed espresso drinks from the talented Benfatto Coffee baristas! Dr. Fagin, Christen Jones, and outgoing SPA President, Ludwig Zebrauskas, all shared their thanks for the incredible amount of time and effort that Stuart parents put into our school.

Stuart community kicks up their heels at Sunset Shindig in support of Stuart girls

On Friday, October 5, 150 current and past parents, faculty/staff members, and alumnae gathered for the Sunset Shindig fundraiser. The event was planned and hosted by current parents Kathleen Mandzij and Noelle Ridings. Guests enjoyed the tunes of the Blue Jersey Band while sampling meals from multiple different food trucks and drinks from a bar housed in a vintage Winnebago camper.

Stuart and Princeton Academy join Sacred Heart schools around the world for Global Service Day

The Global Day of Service marked the 200th anniversary of the day Philippine opened the first Sacred Heart school in the New World, the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri. Stuart partnered with PASH and SPA to provide a really fun and meaningful day for our families! Students and families from both schools all received a "passport to service" to spend the afternoon visiting with 20 tables of service organizations filled with activities for students and parents to participate in.

Contact

Jennifer Teaney
SPA President

jenteaney@gmail.com
 
Jaci Trzaska
VP Volunteers

SPA Resources

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SPA Minutes

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Meetings 2019-2020

Wednesday October 2, 2019 8:15 – 9:30 am

Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:15 – 9:30 am

Wednesday May 20, 2020 8:15 – 9:30 am