Parents' Association

The Parents' Association is the means by which JTD transcends its role as an educational institution and becomes a community.
The Parents' Association has a wide variety of activities that allows all parents to be involved in the school and get to know the parent body and the JTD community.

The Board of Directors of the PA consists of two groups, the elected officers, as well as the Fair and Auction Committees and President designated persons for committees.

Each Member of the elected board and committee postitions are required to attend the monthly Parent Board Meetings which are held the first Wednesday of every month after drop-off as well as the Fall and Spring

Mission Statement

The John Thomas Dye School Parents' Association, which consists of all parents of currently enrolled students, actively works toward furthering the school's commitment to family and community. In order to achieve this goal, the Parents' Association, under the direction of the school, plans and implements programs and activities for the students, parents, faculty and administration. These various programs and activities enhance the connection among all the members of the school community, as well as, raise funds on behalf of the school.


The Parents' Association Board meetings are held at 8:15 A.M. on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year. Meetings are open to all Parents' Association members and minutes of the meeting are posted in the Chalkboard, the School newsletter, the following week.

Opportunities to Get Involved

List of 18 items.

  • Board of Directors Officers

    The Board of Directors positions are elected.

    The President oversees all activities of the Parents’ Association (“PA”), working in close coordination with the Vice President to manage all committees. The President may have primary oversight over all income-producing committees and committees requiring executive oversight but the exact division is to be mutually agreed upon by the Ex Officio, President and Vice President on a year-to-year basis. The President works closely with the Head of School, presides over all meetings of the PA, designates persons to serve as appointed PA Board members, authorizes all PA expenditures, writes/oversees weekly Chalkboard announcements and serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Trustees. The President serves as PA Ex-Officio the following year, coordinating the nominations process in the spring.

    Vice President & Head Room Parent
    The Vice President (“VP”) acts as Head Room Parent, selecting the Room Parents for each class and overseeing their activities and budgets throughout the year. The VP also acts in the absence of the President and works in close coordination with the President to manage all committees. The VP has primary oversight over all non-income producing committees and committees requiring less executive oversight. The exact division is to be mutually agreed upon by the Ex Officio, President, and Vice President on a year-to-year basis.

    The Treasurer is the custodian of all funds of the PA, and, in close coordination with the Assistant Treasurer, is responsible for funds collected and disbursed, runs the General Ledger, coordinates with all committees, prepares financial statements, and oversees all treasury functions for fundraising events.

    Assistant Treasurer
    The Assistant Treasurer assists the Treasurer in the performance of her duties. The Assistant Treasurer is typically responsible for all deposits.

    Recording Secretary
    The Recording Secretary is responsible for keeping the minutes of all PA Board meetings and for submitting the minutes for publication in the Chalkboard each month.

    Corresponding Secretary
    The Corresponding Secretary is responsible for creating PA Board letterhead and writes all notes and sends/ coordinates all gifts/meals to the JTD community for various life events on behalf of the PA. Additionally, the Corresponding Secretary sends email invitations and coordinates refreshments (as desired) for monthly PA Board meetings.
  • Art Docent

    The Art Docent (2-3 people) works with the art teachers to provide and staff with volunteer parents a supplementary program designed to introduce upper school students (grades 4-6) to art history and selected famous artists through hands-on projects. The Art Docents will also oversee the newly created “Wednesday Worker” Sub- Committee of non-PA volunteers in the Art Room. Time Commitment: 4-5 weeks, generally close to the time of the two presentations (fall and spring). This committee is appointed by the PA President.
  • Auction

    The Auction Committee (3-5 people) is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services donated or solicited by the JTD Community to be used for Live Auction at the Special Event. Additionally, the Auction Committee overseas the “Traditions” listings on BiddingForGood and the annual Party Book.

  • Bocce Ball & Fun Run

    Our annual sporting events are held throughout the year to raise funds for our scholarship program. This appointed committee of 4 to 5 people are responsible for planning the events for the entire JTD community, including parents/children/alumni. The Chairs, with the help of many volunteers, will organize the logistics for the events. 

  • Faculty and Staff Gifting

    Faculty and Staff Gifting Committee (3 people) oversees the holiday program to collect and distribute monetary gifts from the parent body to the JTD faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation

    Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee (4-5 people) committee and its volunteers plan and deliver a continental breakfast or luncheon buffet for the benefit of our faculty and staff monthly throughout the school year. 
  • Fair

    The Fair Committee (4-5 people) coordinates all the activities associated with the Annual Spring Fair. They are responsible for the selection and direction of persons to serve on the various Fair Sub-Committees and preside at all Fair meetings. This group should be able to work well together and should have complementary skills when it comes to creative, administrative and managerial abilities.
    Additionally, the Sweeps Sub-Committee will solicit all donations for Sweepstakes separately and independently from the Auction Committee.
  • Holiday Boutique

    The Holiday Boutique Committee (3-4 people) plans and executes an annual shopping event for our community in late November/ early December. The Committee must choose the vendors, secure the location of the event, coordinate all logistics and marketing, oversee Treasury and facilitate both the load-in and breakdown.
  • Hospitality

    The Hospitality Committee (4-5 people) provide, with a cadre of volunteers, the ambiance, food and refreshments for Back-to-School Night and the Parents’ Association General Meetings. Additionally, the Committee supports the Development Office in the planning and execution of Grandparents & Special Friends Day, and many other special school functions held throughout the year. 
  • Library

    This committee is also responsible for the various book sales held during Back-to- School Night and the Open House. 
  • Logo Wear

    This appointed Committee of 4 to 5 people coordinates the purchase, sale and distribution of school uniforms (other than those provided Mills Uniforms). The Committee works with the school administration to recommend changes to the school uniform and to solve any problems concerning uniforms/uniform companies. 

  • Lunch on the Lawn

    This appointed Committee of 4 people plans and organizes four school-wide “Lunch on the Lawn” days, held throughout the year, where parents can participate in serving a “themed” meal to the children on the upper lawn.  

  • Service Learning

    The appointed Service Learning Committee of 4 to 5 people works with the faculty and administration to provide a comprehensive community service program. They coordinate school-wide events and drives to give back to the community, including partnering with City Year to paint a school, collecting costumes to benefit local charities, and running a program to assist the children in taking action to give back on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving.  Students are encouraged to set a goal to participate in Giving Tuesday by donating their time, voice, or goods. Also, the Committee administers the “IT STARTS WITH YOU PROGRAM” by designing an age appropriate activity for each grade level. During the 2017-18 school year, the monthly student activity will benefit City Year and its AmeriCorp volunteers by providing much-needed supplies for a select school and creating tokens of support for the volunteers.  
  • Special Event

    The Special Event is the annual adult only party held for our entire parent body, faculty and staff. It is also the main venue for our Auction, the largest fund-raiser of the year. With the help of an army of volunteers, this appointed committee of 4 to 5 people is responsible for the planning and execution of this fun filled evening. These individuals must be able to generate excitement and interest in the event. 

  • Sport Coordinators

    The appointed Sports Coordinator (1 to 2 people) works closely with JTD’s PE teachers to ensure that grades 4-6 after-school sports program runs smoothly. For each team, the Coordinator selects a “team parent” who will advise parents of game schedules and snack responsibilities. The Coordinator must be a 4th, 5th or 6th grade parent.  
  • Store

    Committee of two, sets up and manages the store. The Store sells, Logo Wear, event tickets, and event donations.
  • Sunshine & Social

    This three person committee coordinates the community out reach program.
  • Used Uniforms, Lost & Found

    This appointed Committee of 4 to 5 people coordinates the used uniforms and lost and found. Depending on the needs each year, they may administer a, help provide used uniforms to other LA schools.

Parents' Association Board 2018-2019

List of 7 items.

  • President

    Kelly Kirkpatrick
  • Vice President

    Nicole Lowrie
  • Treasurer

    Christina Bing
  • Assistant Treasurer

    Chris Tolbert
  • Recording Secretary

    Angel Horacek
  • Corresponding Secretary

    Joe Settineri
  • Ex-Officio

    Tracy Baird


List of 17 items.

  • Art Docent

    Jeff Bernstein
    Amber Handman
  • Auction

    Alison Checchi
    Julie Cramer
    Natalie Fischer
    Teresa Ryan
    Natasha Tronstein
  • Bocce Ball & Fun Run

    Kurt Cross
    David Hirsch
    Brad Ramberg
    Ross Walker
  • Faculty Gifting

    Samantha Schlumberger
    Lindsay Weinstock
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation

    Stacey Abrahams
    Abby Berman
    Alisha Hirsch
    Juliette Steinberg
    Robyn Thomas
  • Fair

    Jessica Hayden
    Ana Kim
    Treadon Moore
    Carolyn Shapiro
    Elle Walker
    Dara Weeden
  • Holiday Boutique

    Candace Beraze
    Masha Chase
    Susie Comisar
    Nathalie Huddleston
    Lekha Rao
    Jennifer Wagner
  • Hospitality

    Heather Braun
    Lasey Lemkin
    Rupa Magge Cross
    Kathryn Parsa
    Kelly Patel
    Huria Patwardhan
  • Library

    Andrea Goodman
    Carly Kimmel
    Hayley Kleeman
    Adrianne Zarnegin
  • Logo Wear

    Kristina Campbell
    Nilou Davidov
    Jasmine Delawalla
    Nirbhika Moorjani
  • Lunch on the Lawn

    Amy Birdwell
    Kim Carvalho-Faucher
    Molly Cassidy
    Andrea Greene
    Nicole Simonian
  • Service Learning

    Neha Desai
    Narsha Elkhunovich
    Jessica Graham
    Stacey King
    Caroline Wittcoff
  • Special Event

    Jennifer Gold
    Caryl Ingersoll
    Christine Kim
    Tessa Tooley
    Taylor Van
  • Sport Coordinator

    Virginie Degryse
    Patty Penske
  • Store

    Gemma Cox
    Seema Jain
  • Sunshine & Social

    Rochelle Fredston
    Molly Isakson Sures
    Julie Kessler
  • Used Uniforms, Lost & Found

    Suzanne Berkman
    Rukshan Mistry
    Joanna Moore
    Jennifer Stein Simms

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6.
Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics,
and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.