Epiphany Family Association
All Epiphany parents and guardians are members of The Epiphany Family Association (EFA). The EFA exists to foster a strong sense of community at The Epiphany School through events that benefit the students, faculty and parents of the school. Through active involvement in the EFA, parents can have a direct, positive impact on their child(ren)’s experience at The Epiphany School. The annual EFA dues paid by all families help to underwrite the many special events and activities sponsored by the EFA.
The volunteer EFA Board coordinates meetings, activities and events. The EFA Boards are formed in the spring of odd-numbered years, when openings are announced and all parents without previous service have the opportunity to volunteer. Each EFA Board serves for two years. Each homeroom has a class representative, a volunteer parent who works closely with the teacher and the parents to coordinate parent involvement in certain class activities. These Class Representatives represent a vital link between the parents, the teachers, and the EFA Board.
Class Reps and the EFA Board work together closely and communicate regularly to make it easier for all parents in the school to be active and informed.
The 2016/17 EFA Board
EFA Board Co-Chairs
Linda Fox, (Brianna & James, 4th; John, 2nd)
Caroline Maher, (Edward, 4th; Ryan, 2nd)
EFA Board Members
Cathy Caulfield (Mary, 4th; Brian, 3rd)
Lina Mati (Luka Bolecek, 1st)
Lauren Minardo (Stella, 1st)
Aleona Nyamgavaa-Sencion (Silverio, 6th; Sebastian, 4th)
Julie Palumbo (Dillon, 5th; Mackenzie, 4th; Kendall, 1st; Lana, Pre-K)
Kerry Shimaitis (Keegan, 8th; Matthew, 5th; Ryan, 1st)
Genevieve Towzell (Manon, 5th; Claude & Edward, 1st)
Class Representatives 2016/17
Toddler Twos: Gina Liotti (child: Grace)
Nursery: Gina Kartholl (Olivia)
Pre-K 1: Jennifer Blakeslee DaSilva (Drake)
Pre-K 2: Diann Gillespie (Kevin)
Kindergarten 1: Kelly Crotty (Alice Villagomez)
Kindergarten 2: Jeremy Brandrick (Alexandra Brandrick-Morris)
1-1: Annie Muzaurieta (Francisco)
1-2: Felicia Tanoff (Jake)
2-1: Maria Campos Arrasiti (Adriana)
2-2: Louise Consilvio (Luca)
3-1: Colleen O’Donnell (Carson Flores)
3-2: Brooke McAnaey (Quinn)
4-1: Rosemary Nurse (Cameron Harris)
4-2: Nicole Capella (Michael)
5-1: Catherine Samaan (John Carter)
5-2: Lorraine Gerety (John)
6-1: Eileen Pino (A. J.)
6-2: Stephanie Ogozalek (Sebastian Peterman)
7-1: Emily Roache (Liam)
7-2: Daniele Campbell (Casey Lamb)
7-3: Liz Zazzera (Luca)
8-1: Lillian McHugh (Dilyn)
8-2: Eileen Keane Richardson (Travers)
Events and Volunteerism
EFA-sponsored events provide fun ways for parents to get actively involved. Special events currently include: Parents Night Out, Halloween Day Parade (Lower School), Crazy Hat & Hair Day (Upper School), Halloween Night Party, Breakfast with Santa, Upper School Ice Skating, Epiphany Game Show Night, 7th & 8th Grade Dance, 5th & 6th Grade Party, Family Dance Party, School Pride Day, and the Spring Carnival. Parents are encouraged to pitch in at these events and participate in the many school volunteer opportunities through volunteerspot.com links sent out prior to each event.
The Epiphany School is blessed with an active parent volunteer tradition that makes all the difference in our community. A growing majority of parents volunteer in one or more activities each year. Whether you can volunteer a few hours per year, or can make a more extended commitment, you will have a meaningful impact on your child’s experience at The Epiphany School.
The full schedule of EFA events in on the school calendar.