Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
On behalf of the Portledge Parents Association (PA), I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our Portledge families. Many aspects of our lives have been altered since March, but I am certain that our return to Portledge, whether virtually, on campus, or a mix of the two, will lend a certain degree of normalcy back into our lives. For me personally, the sense of community that I feel as a member of the Portledge family is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. I look forward to creating connections with our new families and strengthening those already present with our existing families.
The Parents Association is a fantastic way to get involved in our school’s community. It is a forum where we have the opportunity to meet our peers, learn from each other, volunteer our time and talents, and work together. The Portledge Parents Association is comprised of dedicated parents who are committed to supporting our amazing faculty, staff, and students. Although you may not volunteer expecting anything in return, I can guarantee that in the end, the rewards will be immeasurable. While this school year will undoubtedly be a bit different than the norm, the Parents Association will be offering many exciting and unique virtual opportunities so that we can all stay connected and have some fun while doing so! We will be participating in our Book Club once again, please join us this fall in reading “The Person You Mean to Be,” by Dolly Chugh. Even though the PA will not be present on campus, we will still have plenty of opportunities to grow and support our school. We are a community of people who all share the same goal… celebrating and supporting Portledge.
I invite you to get involved this year, whether it be for a PA meeting via Zoom, a virtual cocktail party, or our popular Book Club. Your Class Parents are a phenomenal group of individuals who are dedicated to making this school year amazing, productive, and engaging. They are a great resource and will be happy to answer questions you have along the way. I am also always available for questions, comments, and suggestions, and welcome you to contact me as well.
This school year will present many new experiences for all of us, and the Parents Association is here to support our families and our school. I encourage you to join us, and I look forward to working with you to make this an incredible year.
President, Parents Association
Tanner ‘24, Remy ‘27