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.

Through fundraising events and contributions from our families and community, we have been able to provide: 

  • $60,000+ towards capital campaigns and Performing Arts Enhancements 
  • $6,000-13,000 annually for Faculty Development
  • $10,000 annually for mini-grants to our teachers to enhance the classroom experience
  • $5,000 in mini-grants to student clubs/teams to supplement their fundraising efforts
  • $3,000 for assemblies for all grade levels
  • $4,000 for International Family Fun Night (our famous multi-cultural family event)
  • $3,000 for the Indie Film Festival
  • $22,000 for Graduations, Senior Portraits and Signs, concert receptions, Faculty appreciation, prom and class trip transportation and so much more!

Your involvement with and support of the WHPA will enable us to continue our mission and enhance the academic, cultural and social experiences of our children and their families in all three divisions of the school.

Meeting Dates 2019-2020                                          

All meetings take place in the Oakwood Room unless otherwise noted

Thursday, September 5 - Welcome Coffee at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, September 10 - NEW - Volunteer Training in CGL at 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 7 - Meeting at 7:00 PM  
Thursday, January 9 - Meeting and Hot Topic (Alumni Panel) at 8:30 AM
Thursday, March 5 - Meeting at 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 28 - Final Meeting/Officer Installation/Volunteer Apprec. Lunch at 12:00 NOON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

WHPA Special Events 2019-2020

NEW Volunteer Training - September 10, 2019  
Fall Fair and Homecoming - October 12, 2019
Holiday Boutique - December 2-3, 2019
Book Fair (at Barnes & Noble) - December 7, 2019                                                                                              
International Family Fun Night - January 24, 2020                                                                                                 
Lower School Valentine's Dance - February 14, 2020
The Thing in the Spring Fun-Raiser - April 18, 2020
INDIE Film Festival - April 25, 2020
Installation/Thank You Luncheon - May 28, 2020
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon - June 10, 2020                                                                                                                 

WHPA EXECUTIVE BOARD 2019-2020

Communications Team

Marge Majkowski                   msmajkowski@gmail.com

Jen Schildge                            jschildge@me.com

Kevin Kornecki                       kkornecki@comcast.net

Volunteer Coordinators

Roshanna Bracy                      rbracy.lcsw@gmail.com

Catiline Thiesen                     Catiline_Thiesen@hotmail.com

Upper School VP

Marci Bowman                       marci.pta.council@gmail.com

Middle School VP

Youme Sajous                         youmesajous@gmail.com

Lower School VP

Marcella Addison                    mardanzac@aol.com

Treasurer

Shelly July                                thejulyfamily@gmail.com

Recording Secretary

Nalini Parsram                        nalini@nalashaa.com

Ram Shop Chairs

Maureen Brogan                     mabrogan@comcast.net

Jenny Liu                                  gongjieliu@hotmail.com

Hours: Fridays 7:45-8:45 a.m. or email for appointment


News - click headline for full story

This year's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustees, was a virtual event held via Zoom on May 28. W+H teachers, staff members and administrators watched from their homes as employees were honored with service awards and retiring trustees were thanks for their tenure on the Board. Rob Rizzo '89, President of the Board of Trustees, welcomed everyone and thanked the faculty and staff members for their hard work and dedication to the students. Andrew Webster, Head of School, presented 10-year service recognition to John Firetto (Maintenance Department), Michael Howell (Physical Education teacher), Lee Nicholls (Physical Education Department Chair), Linda Schneider (Learning Specialist) and Julie Vargas (Pre-K teacher) and a W+H pin for 25 years of service to Katherine Heiss (Third Grade teacher, pictured). 
The Wardlaw+Hartridge Parents' Association held a Virtual Appreciation Celebration on June 1. Jen Schildge, Past President, ran the Zoom session with parents, faculty, staff and administration in attendance. On behalf of the WHPA, Mrs. Schildge presented a check with a $18,500 donation to the school, allocated in the following breakdown: $9,500 toward Faculty Professional Development; $6,000 toward the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund; and $3,000 toward the W+H Annual Fund.
Upper School students showcased their amazing talents in the 11th annual Cookin' Cabaret, which was held virtually this year. The 45-minute show featured 10 entertaining performances and received more than 500 comments on Facebook Live and 1,000 views across multiple platforms. Two band ensemble pieces were among the many highlights. The Jazz Combo included Shiv Tickoo '22, trumpet; Nicolas Hernández-Webster '21, tenor saxophone; Gabriel Dizon '20, guitar; Neil Shah '21, electric bass guitar; and Jason Kisare '21, drums.
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School
1295 Inman Ave,
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
The Wardlaw + Hartridge School is a top private and college prep school in Edison, New Jersey, which provides an independent, pioneering educational experience at the early childhood, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school levels.
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