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 attend general meetings, which are held several times throughout the year and announced in the Thursday Memo.

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!

2018-2019 Parents Association Executive Committee

Jamie Groban                                       
Beth Palma                   
Vice President for Grade-Level Representatives                     
Jen Holzman                       
Vice Presidents for Volunteers                     
Melissa Zettler                                          
Dinga Zulu

Nikki Ledbetter                              
Susan Baker                               
Vice Presidents for Communications            
Alissa Thornton
Karen Portik                            
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion                
Lauren Francis-Sharma                                     
Vice President for CommunityService/Horizons   
Ann Kay                                               
Vice Presidents for Community Outreach                    
Matt Jillings                                
Andrea Webber                                                                                                         

At Large
Firas Ahmad
Ouzama Henry

Family Fun

Welcome Back Picnic
Horizons 5K & Fun Run 
Multicultural Festival
Bingo Night
Spring into 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
Welcome Committee

School Support

Admission Events
Back-to-School Nights
Carpool Crew
Community Service
Field Days & Middle School Athletic Banquet
Grandparents & Special Guests Day
Horizons at Norwood Council
Library Guild
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.