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 the HawksNest for in-depth information on committees, activities, volunteer opportunities, contact information, minutes, and by-laws. There truly is something for everyone!

2016-2017 Parents Association Executive Committee

Mary Kwak                                          
Amy Graham                      
Vice President for Grade-LevelRepresentatives                     
Lesley McNamara                             
Vice Presidents for Volunteers                     
Beth Palma                                          
Dinga Zulu                                                                                                                                                           
Humaira Fazili                                    
Houri Tamizifar                                  
Vice President for Communications            
Gladys Magsino                                  
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion                
Lauren Francis-Sharma                                     
Vice President for CommunityService/Horizons   
Ann Kay                                               
Vice Presidents for Community                   
Elizabeth Dupree                                
Michelle Rubin                                   
Andrea Webber                                                                                                         

Vice President for Logistics and Public Relations
Karen Portik    

Family Fun

Welcome Back Picnic
Multicultural Festival
Bingo Night
Spring Picnic

School Support

Admission Events
Back-to-School Nights
Book Fair
Carpool Helpers
Community Service
Field Days & Middle School Athletic Banquet
Grandparents & Special Guests Day
Horizons at Norwood Council
Library Guild
Manna Food Drives

Norwood Community

Community Service with Manna & Horizons
Faculty/Staff Appreciation
First Friday Walks
Norwood Cares
Neighborhood Networks (DC & Virginia)
Parents Council of Washington
Parent Forum for Identity, Diversity & Inclusion
Parent Education Speaker Series
Parent Socials

School Store

The School Store is one of the largest fundraisers for the Norwood Parents Association. Show your Blue Hawk spirit and support the PA!

– 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.