Epiphany Family Association
The Epiphany Family Association (EFA) organizes fun, family-focused activities throughout the school year. Our goal is 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 volunteer EFA Cabinet coordinates meetings, activities and events. Some annual highlights include the Halloween celebration, breakfast with Santa, family dance parties in the parish hall, and the spring carnival.
All Epiphany parents and guardians are members of the EFA, and the annual EFA dues paid by all families help to underwrite the many special events and activities sponsored by the EFA. We rely on volunteers to make our events a success. Please consider donating an hour or two of your time during the school year to help us decorate, set up, manage tables and games, or clean up after an event.
The EFA Cabinets 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 Cabinet 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 Cabinet.
Class Reps and the EFA Cabinet work together closely and communicate regularly to make it easier for all parents in the school to be active and informed.
The 2019/21 EFA Cabinet
Cara-Lynn O’Brien (Declan, 7th; Vivienne, 5th, Achenne, 1st)
Felicia Tanoff (Christopher, 7th; Jake, 5th)
EFA Cabinet Members
Joanne Borrelli (John, 4th)
Elena Shinakova Sowers (Dasha, 2nd)
Class Representatives 2020/21
Toddler Twos 1: Lauren Minardo (Myles)
Nursery-1: Kathleen Wertheimer (Margaret)
Nursery-2: Lindsay Litton (Felicity)
Pre-Kindergarten-1: Laura Simmonds (Thomas)
Pre-Kindergarten-2: Eileen McCarthy (Mary)
Kindergarten-1: Janine Ancona (Dominic)
Kindergarten-2: Lisa White (Everett)
1-1: Gina Liotti (Grace)
1-2: Caroline Marino (John)
2-1: Gina Kartholl (Olivia)
2-2: Cynthia Rios (Sofia Raptis)
3-1: Diann Gillespie (Brendan & Kevin)
3-2: Radmilla Lazarevic (Lara Kesic)
4-1: Sue Kim (Lucy Morales)
4-2: May Gaffney (Patrick)
5-1: Cara O’Brien (Viviene)
5-2: Catherine Samaan (Anna Carter)
6-1: Julie Keller (Gianni Barsoli)
6-2: Maria Campos Arrastia (Adriana)
7-1: Agnes Teng (Claire Parniawski)
7-2: Vanessa Cuccurullo (Summer)
8-1: Caroline Maher (Edward)
8-2: Mary Fox Fried (Gabby)
8-3: James Freeley (Claire)
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.