Our Parents Association fosters the spirit of volunteerism that pervades the School and strives to strengthen the community by promoting communication, parent education programs, community service and outreach, and connections among parents, faculty, staff, and students. Parents not only provide invaluable support for school programs, they also model for our children the School’s values of life-long learning and community service. All Norwood parents belong to the Parents Association and are invited to get involved.

There are many opportunities throughout the year for parents to contribute their time, energy, and talents to the School. If you are a current Norwood School family, please contact any member of the PA Executive Committee to learn more about how you can get involved. You can also visit HawksNest for in-depth information on committees, activities, volunteer opportunities, contact information, minutes, and by-laws. There truly is something for everyone!

2023-2024 Parents Association Executive Committee

Janine Weidow
President Elect
Chrissy Tagaris
Past President
Sonji Joyner
Amy Herbst
Jessica Coates
VP for E,D,I
Laura Heilenday
VP for GLRs
Jenn Drujak
VP of Volunteers
Nina Karnik, Elsie Owolo
VP for Community Outreach
Ellen Spiegel, Shervin Sheibani
VP for Community Service
Sevinc Isler, Danny Chang, Selva Bazzana
VP for Communications
Markus Weiss
At Large
Chase Frazer, Amina Ahmad

Family Fun

Welcome Back Picnic
Multicultural Festival
Bingo Night
Family Day of Service

Norwood Community

Community Service with Manna & Horizons
Faculty/Staff Appreciation
Norwood Cares
Neighborhood Networks (DC & Virginia)
Parents Council of Washington
Parent Forum for Identity, Diversity & Inclusion
Parent Education Speaker Series
Parent Socials
Parents of Students of Color
South Asian Americans of Norwood School
Welcome Committee

School Support

Admission Events
Back-to-School Nights
Carpool Crew
Community Service
Field Days
7/8 Middle School Athletic Assembly
Grandparents & Special Guests Day
Horizons at Norwood Council
Library Guild (Lower School)
Manna Food Drives (Manna Mondays)

– Parent Survey

Education at this school is a true partnership.
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.