Sanford School warmly welcomes parent involvement in the life of our school. That is part of what makes us a community. There is always a way to get involved, no matter how much time you have. One great way to serve is through our parent-led Home and School Association (H&S).
The Home and School Association, Sanford School’s parent organization, includes as members all parents of enrolled students and encourages all parents to become active in the organization.
Building and nurturing the parent community
The Home and School Association supports Sanford School by strengthening parent-to-parent relationships and parent-to-school relationships through a variety of efforts and events. In all things, Home and School Association aims to
Communicate with parents and involve them in the life of the school
Provide educational and social events for parents
Assist in raising funds for the school through special events.
All parents, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend Home and School Association meetings, held multiple times during the school year. They are an interesting way to meet people and learn more about the school.
Updates from the Head of School
Announcements of campus events
An educational topic of mutual interest.
Sanford’s Home and School Association is also a member of the Parent Awareness Committee, organized among the four local, independent schools. Schools take turns hosting annual speakers on timely topics related to child development.
The Home and School Association recruits parent representatives from each grade to communicate with parents regarding activities at the school, help coordinate community-building activities, and support the social activities. They serve as a resource for parents, a mentor for new parents, and an advocate for the school.
Volunteers regularly support teachers and staff and help with schoolwide events, classroom activities, and divisional undertakings (e.g., Lower School GrandSpecial Day; Prom).
The benefits of volunteering are many, for our parents, our students, our faculty and staff, and our school. Volunteering:
Provides an opportunity for parents to become more knowledgeable about the school
Supports the faculty and staff
Develops relationships with other parents within and across all three divisions
Strengthens the school community
Want to get involved? There are positions that require a variety of skills and time commitments, providing all parents the reward of giving back to the school. Please email Laura Gaylor at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Sanford holds several events annually to raise funds for the school. Volunteers who assist with these events take on numerous roles, including planning, promotion, reaching out to local businesses for support, administration, and decorating. All parents are encouraged to attend these fun and festive events, the proceeds of which benefit the school as a whole.
We are so proud of how the Sanford community has pulled together this year to support our students. Our teachers have been the heart of this effort — they are our superheroes!
Get Your Tickets Now!
The 33rd Annual Sanford Home & School Auction will take place Friday evening, May 7th, only 1 week from today!All proceeds will directly benefit our faculty, providing summer study grants that allow our heroes to further strengthen their skills and expand their knowledge.
Whether you prefer to stay home in your superhero PJs or put on your mask and cape to come together with other Sanford parents, we have options for everyone to participate! Bidding will be open for all from 6 PM-9 PM, while the in-person event is from 7 PM-9 PM.
Join us in person — on the Quad (7 PM-9 PM) While adhering strictly to the COVID protocol of masks and social distancing, we will have food trucks for dining, and guests may BYOB. Water and soft drinks will be provided. Bid online for exciting auction items while visiting with friends and enjoying live music from Love Seed Mama Jump. Dress comfy. Tickets for the in-person event are $75.
Bid from home (6 PM-9 PM) Bidder-only registration is $25. Support our teacher superheroes from the comfort of your sofa or patio.
Make an outright gift of support A contribution in honor of our superhero teachers will also help us reach our goal.
Samantha Marcinko '95, President Paige Russell, Vice President Linda Price, Treasurer Lauria DeLuca, Secretary
The Home and School Association conducts its efforts in partnership with Sanford School’s Development Office. For more information about Sanford School’s Home and School Association, please contact: Samantha Marcinko '95, President Laura Gaylor, Sanford Development
Home & School Gives Back
Through our annual fundraiser, the Home and School Association has made possible the following projects plus many more:
Outfitting our technology labs and state-of-the-art Pirnie STEM Lab, including 3D printers
Renovating our dining hall and Warrior Café
Improving our playground and athletic facilities
Purchasing comfortable, durable chairs for concerts and events.