The Parent Association is the primary vehicle for involving and connecting families. You may also wish to help in the Front Office, Library, a classroom or with the school's community-wide Annual Auction & Gala. Count on your classroom representatives to keep you apprised of the myriad opportunities to assist JDS and feel a part of the community.
JDS has a fun, adventurous, committed and active parent body which supports the school in numerous ways. Our Parent Association (PA) organizes wonderful events throughout the year, including:
- Shabbat Dinners
- Havdalah & S’mores
- Dads’ Pancake Breakfast
- Spaghetti Dinner & Talent Show
- Chanukah Celebration
- Staff Appreciation Week
- Yom HaAtzmaut
- Family Camp
- Last Day of School Ice Cream Celebration
- Moms and Dads Nights Out
- Weekly Challah Sales for JDS Families
- Adult Education Programs
- Parent Cooking Classes
- and Much More!
The PA co-chairs for the 2016-2017 academic school year are Ofra Duchin and Heather Lader. If you'd like to become involved in the PA, chair a committee or volunteer, please contact this year’s PA leadership at
. We’d love to have you involved!
Auction & Gala Volunteers
Each grade has a small team of Room Parents to help organize special classroom events, field trips, holiday celebrations, end-of-year parties and more. Room Parents work closely with their teachers to respond to classroom needs, coordinate resources and help make connections among other JDS families.