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

Elizabeth Dupree

Mary Kwak

Humaira Fazili

Susan Lee

Vice President for Communications
Amy Graham

Vice President for Grade-Level Representatives 
Jamie Groban

Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
Michelle Fling

Vice President for Volunteers
Melissa Dennis and Beth Palma

Vice President for Community Service/Horizons
Lesley McNamara

Vice Presidents for Community 
Mary Andrews, Ashley Piraino, and Andrea Webber 

Vice President for Logistics & 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 K-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.