Parents’ Group celebrates accomplishments for the 2017-2018 school year; welcomes new board for 2018-19

During the previous school year, the Parents’ Group (PG) raised up to $96,000 through fundraiser events including the Golf Tournament and the Annual Auction.

In the past year the PG has funded the installation of Elkay® ezH2O® filtered-water fountains and bottle refill stations, a security camera at the Lower School car circle, assistance with the pool refurbishment, sunscreen dispensers throughout campus, sun shades at the Lower School playground, the digital marquee at the Lower School, and welcome goody bags for Boarding Life. Upcoming projects that have funds reserved include Lower and Upper School STEM enhancements, Upper School classroom enhancements, and a new fence and gate on Country Club Blvd.

Throughout the year the Parents’ Group also funds, plans, and hosts events such as the Lower School’s Daddy Daughter Dance and Mother Son Event, the Parent Welcome Back to School Social, and Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day.

“I am so grateful for all of the amazing parents, executive board members, and staff who have made the past two years phenomenally successful in the Parents’ Group,” said Denise Colangelo. “We set out to improve communication with our Facebook page and email recaps to reach parents who wanted to be involved but couldn’t attend the monthly meetings. This gave parents the opportunity to give feedback, suggestions, and volunteer their time or resources. I am immensely proud of all the improvements that we have embarked on. Without the dedication and support from our parent and staff volunteers, none of this would have been possible.”

We thank our past board members and volunteers and are pleased to introduce and welcome the incoming board.

2017-18 Executive Board

  • President: Denise Colangelo
  • Vice President: Saskia Etter
  • Treasurer: July Bonilla
  • Secretary: Samantha Lewis

2018-19 Executive Board

  • President: Marjorie Deskovich
  • Vice President: Vickie Cuesta
  • Treasurer: July Bonilla
  • Secretary: Samantha Lewis
  • Outgoing President: Denise Colangelo

“We are so fortunate to have the experience and dedication of our board and past president continuing on for another year,” said incoming president Marjorie Deskovich. “I am very excited to incorporate innovative ideas to continue to build a network that will encourage parents to get to know and support one another and continue to raise funds that will be used to enhance AFA’s quality educational and recreational programs. I look forward to working with AFA Families, Staff, and the Admiral’s Athletic Club in the upcoming year. Please contact us with any ideas, suggestions, or questions. It is going to be a fantastic AFA year!”