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 with 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 fellow volunteers. What they gain in return is priceless: rewarding relationships with other parents and teachers and a more informed perspective on school life.

Parent Committees

Bake Sale
Home and School hosts two bake sales each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Volunteers help bake, set up, sell and clean-up on the days of Bake Sales.

Book Fair

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. 

Camp Fair
This committee organizes the community-wide Camp Fair, held annually in February, where visitors learn about camps and summer experiences all over the country. Volunteers plan, advertise and execute the fair.

Thrift Shop
This committee operates the Home and School Association clothing resale shop. 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 schoolwide events and programming.

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.

Parent Ambassadors/Welcoming
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.

Parent Awareness
This committee coordinates speakers to focus on the issues that challenge our children and parents, working with representatives from other local independent schools.

Parents Committee
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.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation
This committee organizes Teacher and 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.