Parent Association

Park City Day School's Parent Association, led by President, Diane Kushner, provide leadership and volunteer time in support of the School's mission, programs, faculty and students.

Letter from the President

Welcome to, what I know will be, another fantastic year at Park City Day School. I am pleased to be serving as the new Parent Association President and am looking forward to working with the fantastic group of parents that have volunteered their time to be PA officers and committee heads.  For those new to PCDS, all parents are automatically members of the Parent Association and are  encouraged to attend the monthly meetings, held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:30am at the Sheldon Richins Building (Kimball Junction Library) in the downstairs conference room.        

The Social Events Committee has planned some fun family events for the year, including the family Back-to-School BBQ, participation in the Park City Miner’s Day Parade, Girls'  Night Out, Fall Festival and others.  

Listed below are the PA Committee Heads with a description of their function for the school. The PA can’t survive without the help and talents of our amazing parents, so we encourage you to pick a committee and join the fun.  It’s a great way to meet some new friends and support your school at the same time. 

Please feel free to contact myself, or any of the PA officers or committee heads, at any time if you have questions or ideas or would like to become involved in one of our great committees.  You may also want to add the PA email address ( to your list of contacts so that you will be sure to receive any communications and evites sent from the PA. I look forward to seeing all of you soon,

Diane Kushner

Parent Association Committees

Room Parent Committee:  darlene millard and kate reichartinger

The room parents assist their class teachers in planning parties, field trips and enlisting volunteers from their class parents for special events.  Room parents will need to commit to attending the monthly PA meetings and sending email communications from the PA to their class parents.  They are the crucial link in keeping the lines of communication open between parents,  the PA and the school.  Time commitment for a room parent depends on the class and the teachers.  Generally, more time is required in the PS-2nd grade classes, due to more parties and field trips in those age groups.  A great idea is to have 2 or 3 parents work as a team to split the duties.  If you want to become more involved in your child’s class and spend some time at school during the day, we would love to have you as a room parent.

Social Events Committee:  kim frauenberg and aimee jaquet

The Social Events Committee is charged with the planning and execution of all special events put on by the PA including, the Back-to-School BBQ, Fall Festival, Girls Night Out, Book Fair events, Family Nights and the Spring Fundraiser Celebration. Time commitment for this committee will be heavier at the beginning of the year with the planning of the Fall Festival in late September and Girl’s Night Out in early November, but will be minimal the rest of the year.  If you like to plan and/or give parties or would just like to encourage family participation at the school, this is the committee for you.

Teacher Appreciation Committee: anne cummins and bayard karch

The parents of each class are asked to provide a special treat once a year for the faculty and staff.  The Teacher Appreciation Committee organizes the monthly event schedule and works with the Room Parents to facilitate the events which include special lunches and dinners for the staff on holidays and teacher conference days and other special surprises.   These monthly treats are wonderful ways for parents to remind the faculty and staff how much they are valued and appreciated.  The time commitment for this committee is limited and generally involves about one day a month.  

Yearbook Committee:  seeking volunteers

The Yearbook Committee will use an on-line website to produce a special keepsake of the school year for all of the students.  Time commitment for the yearbook will depend on the type of project the committee decides to pursue.  You would be working on your home computer to upload and arrange photos on pages of the yearbook. If you enjoy taking pictures and/or scrapbooking and have some spare time to spend at home on the computer, we could certainly use your help.

prep ambassadors: phoebe hailey and tess miner-farra

The Parent Resource and Education Program (PREP) Ambassadors are a sub-committee of the PCDS Marketing Committee.  We serve as an extension of the Admissions Office, providing a resource and support system for new families, existing families and prospective PCDS families. Our mission is to welcome new families and foster community among all of our PCDS families.  Please feel free to contact the ambassadors listed below with any questions you may have regarding the larger Park City community, PCDS or specific PCDS classes/grade levels.  We have included contact information for each Ambassador as well as the grade levels their children will be entering in the fall and the neighborhood in which they live.  Those interested in joining the PREP Ambassadors group are encouraged to reach out to Committee Co-Chairs Phoebe Hailey and Tess Miner-Farra.


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pa contacts

President, Diane Kushner
Vice President, Melissa O'Brien
Secretary, Bayard Karch
Treasurer, Jodi Atkinson