Home and School Association
For decades, the Home and School Association has provided parents with the opportunity to enrich our students' experience at Tower Hill through a wide variety of volunteer efforts. There is something for everyone! Some of our Home and School committees raise money to fund classroom and campus requests. Other committees provide important services, such as leading school tours, supporting arts programs and providing support for our teachers. There are opportunities to work alongside students, faculty, other parents, or the larger community. Parents may work to build awareness, educate parents, raise money, appreciate faculty and staff, provide tours, plan, organize, cook, bake, decorate, shop, or sell.
However parents choose to share their time, it is truly valued by students, faculty/staff and other volunteers. What they gain in return is priceless: rewarding relationships with other parents and teachers, and a more informed perspective on school life.
This committee organizes a fall and spring bake sale. Volunteers bake, donate, and sell goods.
This committee works with school librarians to manage a comprehensive book sale for grades Pre-K through 8 in November. Volunteers set up, sell books, and clean up after the event.
This committee organizes the community-wide Camp Fair, held annually on the Thursday before Super Bowl Sunday, where visitors learn about camps and summer experiences all over the country. Volunteers plan, advertise, and execute the fair.
This committee operates the Home and School Association clothing resale shop, which is open most Thursdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents donate or consign clean, quality clothing and volunteer their time in the shop.
DISTINCT (Diversity and Inclusion at Tower Hill)
This committee organizes social and community-building activities to build connections among parents who advocate for the benefits of diversity in education at Tower Hill School and collaborate with the Director of Social Justice to support school-wide events and programming.
Lower School Lunch
This committee schedules parents to supervise Lower School students during lunch when teachers are away.
PAATH (Parents of African Americans at Tower Hill)
This committee works with the Director of Social Justice to sponsor activities and programs that celebrate the African-American experience as a valued and integral component of a Tower Hill education and to foster an appreciation for diversity, promote cultural competence, and help create a supportive environment for African-American families.
This committee works with the Admission Office to organize volunteers that offer tours to visiting families during Admission Open Houses, connect with families on behalf of the Admission Office, and send informational emails to new families several times per year.
This committee coordinates speakers to focus on the issues that challenge our children and parents, working with representatives from other local independent schools. (Hosted by THS 2019-2020).
This committee is comprised of two parent representatives from each grade to facilitate communication between school and parents, plan and execute grade-specific social events, and meet three times annually with school administrators to share information. Representatives serve a two-year-term.
This committee organizes the Back-to-School Picnic for TT-Grade 8 that is held in September, assist the Art Department as requested for Evening of the Arts or other events, and in 2019-2020 will work on Home and School elements of Centennial weekend.
This committee organizes Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day held annually on the first Wednesday of May during National Teacher Appreciation Week, which includes organizing volunteers, soliciting raffle prizes for teachers and staff, and creating a theme and menu for the luncheon. Volunteers plan and execute the event including decorating and serving lunch for the event.