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The Parents’ Association welcomes you to the 2023-24 school year!
Our Community is Made Strong with Your Volunteering


As parents and guardians, we are all members of the Parents’ Association (PA); our role in creating this vibrant and diverse community is to not only help guide our children’s path to success, but to also set the best example of service and community building by supporting our students, faculty, and professional staff. Our community is what we make it, and what better way to teach our children than to lead by example as active participants in our school community, which unites together through our committees, parent/guardian affinity groups, and events.

We utilize HRSConnect to announce opportunities to actively participate in a variety of different ways and encourage you to find those that align with your busy schedule, expertise, and interest. Volunteer opportunities include sharing your knowledge at an admissions event, bringing in snacks for a faculty meeting, driving new donations on behalf of the Annual Fund, working on a committee for our annual Spring Celebration fundraiser, helping to plan the Professional Community appreciation lunch, and much more. We are grateful for your time, contributions, and energy, and look forward to having fun, forging new friendships, and sharing the coming year’s adventures with you.



Rita Carlson
President, HRS Parents’ Association
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The CommunityEd Speaker Series—brought to you in partnership with the Head-Royce Parents' Association—gives Head-Royce students, families, faculty, and staff the chance to learn together. From book clubs to guest lectures, these events enrich our (currently virtual) lives. Each speaker offers a unique perspective on our school year's theme of resilience, well-being, and community connections.

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The PA's Impact and Volunteering


The PA's Impact and Volunteering

The PA is committed to supporting Head-Royce, our students, and our faculty. Every year, proceeds from the Spring Celebration auction are directed to projects that align with the Strategic Plan goals and the needs of the school.

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Family Affinity Groups

Family Affinity Groups

  • African American Family Network
  • Asian Parents Network
  • Gender and Sexuality Diversity Network
  • Latino Families Network
  • Learning Differences Network
  • White Anti-Racist Family Network
Learn more on the DEI webpage.
PA Committees

PA Committees

Cultural Enrichment
Advances the cross-cultural competencies of Head Royce Lower School students, faculty, and families by providing financial and programming support for cultural programs.
Spirit Wear
Manages all aspects of the online store and coordinates volunteers for sales efforts at school events.
Equity and Inclusion 

Provides a forum for parents and guardians to participate in open, honest and positive discussions on inclusion and diversity topics and to support HRS in creating a culture of belonging for all.


PA Executive Board

Rita Carlson
Amelia Sandoval-SmithVice President
Dawn HorrocksSecretary
Bobby BrenmanTreasurer
Sarah BoolaniLS Liaison
Rajni MandalLS Liaison
Monica MehtaMS Liaison
Beth GoldbergMS Liaison
Santhoshi BasaveswaraUS Liaison
Miranda ThormanUS Liaison