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!

2021-2022 Parents Association Executive Committee

 
President
Melissa Zettler 

President-Elect
Sonji Joyner

Past President
Jen Holzman

Secretary
Janine Weidow

Treasurer
Jennette Daniel 

Vice President for Grade-Level Representatives
Kim Koch 
 
Vice Presidents for Volunteers
Randi Bernstein
Lindsay Lucas 
 
Vice President for Communications
Patricia Gonzales Hurtado 

Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Eunnice Eun

Vice President for Community Outreach
Jennie Canan 
Darcey Thomson

Vice President for Community Service
Deirdre Coleman 
Sonji Joyner

At-Large
Shervin Sheibani
Markus Weiss

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
South Asian Americans of Norwood School
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.