Parents

This page is your hub for parent information, news and resources. Below you will find key facts about the Wardlaw + Hartridge Parents' Association, including meetings, events, volunteer opportunities, news and important contact information. 

Wardlaw + Hartridge Parents' Association

The WHPA enhances the academic, cultural and social experiences of our children and supports the school. Through fundraising we have supported a variety of assemblies and social events for students in all three divisions. We have also made significant contributions to capital campaigns as well as our very popular Mini Grant Program.

Each Year through fundraising events and contributions from our families and community, we are able to provide more than  $100,000 for the following: 

  • $60,000+ towards capital campaigns – currently Performing Arts Enhancements 
  • $13,000 yearly towards Faculty Development
  • $10,000 in mini-grants to our teachers to enhance the classroom experience
  • $5,000 in mini-grants to student clubs/teams to supplement their fundraising efforts
  • $4,000 for various assemblies for all grade levels
  • $4,000 for International Family Fun Night (our famous multi-cultural family event)
  • $4,000 for the Indie Film Festival
  • $22,000 for Graduations, Senior Portraits and Signs, concert receptions, Faculty appreciation, prom & class trip transportation and so much more!

Only with your help can we continue to provide for all these important items.

Meeting Dates 2017-2018                                          

All meetings take place in the Oakwood Room at 8:30 AM unless otherwise noted

Thursday, September 7 - Welcome Coffee at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 PM 
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 PM 
Thursday, December 7
Thursday, January 11                                                                                                                                         
Thursday, February 8
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM  
Thursday, March 8                                                                                                                                                       
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM                                                                                                                                         
Thursday, May 10                                                                                                                                    

Events 2017-2018

Lower School Back to School Night - September 14, 2017
Middle School Back to School Night - September 18, 2017
Upper School Back to School Night- September 28, 2017
Upper School Parents' Reception - October 8, 2017                       
Fall Fair and Homecoming - October 14, 2017
Lower School Halloween Parade - October 31, 2017
Middle School Parents' Reception - November 3, 2017
Holiday Boutique Preview - November 28, 2017
Holiday Boutique Shopping - November 29-30, 2017
 Scholastic Book Fair - January 24-26, 2018                                                                                                 
International Family Fun Night - January 26, 2018                                                                                                 
Lower School Valentine's Dance - February 14, 2018
INDIE Film Festival - March 10, 2018
Annual Spring Gala “Fun”raiser - April 14, 2018                                                                                          
Installation/Thank You Luncheon - May 31, 2018                                                                                                                                               
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon - June 7, 2018

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

To volunteer, contact a WHPA board member:

Jennifer Schildge, President                    jschildge@me.com 

Yesenia Montague, 1st Vice Presiden       yesenia.montague@gmail.com

Marie DeSantis, 2nd Vice President         desantis.marie@gmail.com 

Nalini Parsram, Upper School                  nalini@nalashaa.com

Bindu Dalal, Middle School VP                 dalalnj@aol.com

Tamiko Evans, Co-Lower School VP         tamikoevans@gmail.com

Youme Sajous, Volunteer Coordinator      youmesajous@gmail.com

Kerry O’Neill, Treasurer                           gokerby@aol.com

David Russell, Asst. Treasurer                  drussell@f-ss.com

Swati Raghuwanshi, Recording Secretary  swatiraghuwanshi@hotmail.com

Kevin Kornecki, Communications Liaison  kkornecki@comcast.net                         


News - click headline for full story

Parents, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed the opportunity to "Ignite the Night" at the annual Parents' Association Spring Gala, which was held Saturday night at the Bridgewater Manor. Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, a Super 50/50 and other raffles, along with silent and live auctions filled with amazing items and experiences. Most popular auction items included front row seats to concerts and graduation ceremonies, dinners with the Headmaster and reserved parking spaces.
Who knew W+H parents were such talented artists? This week's Parents' Association evening meeting included a special session during which attendees were given a chance to paint on a blank canvas. Jen Schildge, WHPA president, organized the Fun with Jen activity that allowed parents the opportunity to express themselves through visual art. The results were amazing!
The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents' Association's Spring Gala, "Ignite the Night," will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at The Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ. This fun "get together" will feature dinner, dancing, a Super 50/50 raffle, Tricky Tray, silent and live auctions filled with amazing items and experiences and, of course, time to relax and mingle!
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School
1295 Inman Ave,
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
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