The Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Parent Association (PA) is dedicated to serving the needs of the school community, through a variety of education, communication, social events, services and hospitality activities; and to raise funds to support these activities. The PA places great importance on our interactions with the School Administration on issues that pertain to students, parents and faculty, providing an open forum for discussion regarding the wellbeing of our children. The PA’s mission is to serve all of our school families. As these unprecedented times evolve, the PA’s specific “2020 Vision” will focus heavily on engaging our school families in ways that help them feel connected and nurtured by our school community and inspired to remain involved in Beth Tfiloh now and in the years to come.
The PA works to benefit you and your children! Please consider becoming a volunteer with the Parent Association by filling out and submitting the volunteer form that is found on the Beth Tfiloh website. The success of the PA is greatly enhanced by the participation of parent volunteers in the form of time, materials, skills, communication and commitment. By involving as many parents as possible, the PA will ensure that our School continues to be an enriching experience for all our children and their families.
Your PA dues of $18 are included in your regular Beth Tfiloh statement. A benefit of paying your dues is that all families will receive a printed student directory. Active participation offers many opportunities to make a lasting contribution to the students and to Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, as well as getting to know fellow parents and members of the school community.
Co-Presidents: Allison Kehne, Kimberly Wynn
Co-Executive Vice Presidents: Jesse Cleveland, Sophie Cohen
Community Engagement VPs: Mandy Diamond, Jayne Havens, Talya Knable, Gina Zahler
Fundraising VPs: Wendy Berman, Deena Lubelski, Huppit Bartov Miller, Stacey Verstandig
Service/Chesed: Heather Levinoff
Lower School VP: Sara Ostrow
Middle School VP: Shari Kirk
High School VP: Heather Cohen
Corresponding Secretary: Sharon Bar
School/Shul Liaison: Bess Gilden
At Large Members: Angelica Carliner, Laurie Okin
Advisor: Randi Abramson
Staff Liaison: Julie Wolff
Parent Association Fundraisers
When you support our fundraisers, you are helping to provide and support programs for all of our students, teachers, staff and parents throughout the year. This year the PA is offering face masks with the BT logo, in addition to Klipped Kippot. Click here to order!
PA Contribution Cards
Beautiful Parent Association contribution cards, designed by artist Amit Yaffe, are available in packages of 6 cards for $18.00. Cards are available in all school division offices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Show your school spirit with BT SpiritWear—and buy it online! Buy online now
Buy gently-used uniform clothing items at drastically reduced prices...and support the PA at the same time! Gently-used uniform shirts, skirts, pants, shorts, gym uniforms and sweatshirts are available at the low price of $5 per item. Special on bottoms (pants and skirts): two for $5. Payment in the form of cash, checks and credit card are accepted. The Non-Swap Shop is typically held in the fall before school, and again in January. Donations of clean uniform items are accepted throughout the year.
Box Tops for Education
Now there is an app for Boxtops! Download the ALL-NEW Box Top app, then simply scan your store receipts and the app will automatically credit Beth Tfiloh’s Box Top earnings online!
Other Parent Association Activities
In years past, the PA has conducted fundraising through its annual Online Auction, sale and distribution of Mishloach Manot, and the Dreidel Shop. It also has hosted the annual Parent Welcome Breakfast; provided meals to faculty at the start of the school year, during conferences and teacher appreciation week; sponsored prom and Spotlight; made contributions to each of the school divisions; provided gifts to BT families welcoming a new baby; and sent Shiva packages to those who have experienced a loss.
In the wake of a pandemic, this year the PA's responsibilities may look different, but we plan to continue to engage the BT community through activities and events that help create a sense of closeness despite our physical distance.