Ways to Get Involved

There is an abundance of ways in which you can lend your support and we are always in need of more volunteers. Your involvement not only assures the ongoing success of Summit but sends an important message to your children — that you care about and support their education and social development.

In addition to our active executive board, there are a number of committees for specific events and projects — from book fairs to improving technology and communication. Class parents also play an important role by supporting teachers, arranging class events, and serving as liaisons between other parents and the staff.

Joining us is a wonderful way to get more connected to Summit. If you are interested in serving as a PA officer or on one of our committees, or becoming a class parent, please contact us at pa@summitqueens.com.

Click here to download a PA Volunteer Form [PDF]


PA Officers: Provide the overall leadership and direction for the PA’s activities, committees, and volunteers. We meet monthly to discuss and plan activities for our parents and students.

           President: Amy Koza
           Vice President: Haylee Goldberg
           Secretary: Nazira Lyrio
           Treasurer: Beth Frazier

Annual Benefit: Help to secure auction donations for the school’s annual fundraiser in November and assist with setup on the day of the event.
    Committee Members: Jessica Alfieri, Susan Ceccarelli, Andrea and Lenny Farber, Haylee Goldberg, Amy Hochstein, Ava Jablonski, Sally Ann Jacobs, Deena Kessler, Amy Koza,
B.J. Langer-Broas (alumni parent), Samanta Mehta, Sharon Monplaisir, and Vera Schneider

Apparel: Help sell apparel and other items in Summit’s online store or at different school events such as Back-to-School Night.
    Coordinator: TBA/Position open

Book Fair: Help set up the Book Fair and assist on the day of the event held in November at the Lower School.
     Coordinators: Catherine Meyer & Amy Hochstein

Class Parents (Lower School): Keep parents informed about upcoming PA events and support classroom teachers. Help encourage participation in schoolwide projects and activities, such as the staff appreciation holiday fund and luncheon.
     Coordinator: TBA/Position open

Fishing Trip: In honor of Father’s Day, everyone’s invited to fish the calm sheltered waters of the Long Island Sound for fluke aboard a private charter boat. Help organize snacks and beverages.
     Coordinator: Maria Grazia Bruschi

Life At/After SummitOrganize educational speakers, workshops, and fairs related to Summit-aged children for our parents. This may include a summer internship fair, workshops on Internet safety, and other topics of current interest.
     Coordinator: TBA/Position open

Spirit: Organize Lower School and Upper School weekend sporting and social events, such as going out to the movies, bowling, or a comedy club. Volunteers should expect to lead a particular event with the help of Committee Coordinators. Event ideas are always welcome! 
     Upper School Coordinators: Haylee Goldberg & Pamela Linnemann Goren
     Lower School Coordinator: Amy Koza

Sports Events: Help organize sports events such at Summit’s annual outing to CitiField or a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
     Coordinator: John Kinahan

Staff Appreciation Lunch: Help organize and serve the annual Lower School and Upper School staff appreciation lunches sponsored by our parents in May.
     Coordinators: Amy Hochstein, Haylee Goldberg, Amy Koza & Vera Schneider

Staff Holiday Gift: Help coordinate communication activities for this annual school-wide event.
     Coordinator: Beth Frazier

Swim-A-Thon: Help ensure wide support for this annual Lower School fundraiser.
     Coordinator: Susan Ceccarelli

Membership & Volunteers: Coordinate databases for PA membership (new and renewals) and parent volunteers for all PA events.
     Coordinator: Deena Kessler

All committee assignments are as of May 2019. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this list. To report any errors or omissions, contact pa@summitqueens.com.