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Parents' Association

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Parents’ Association of the Heschel School (PA), we are excited to welcome you to PA area of the school's website. The PA sponsors many of the programs that highlight and promote the pluralistic and inclusive nature of our community and is comprised of parent volunteers from each division of our school – early childhood, lower school, middle school, and high school. Together we all work to engage our families and to foster communication between the parent body and the administration, faculty, and staff.

Please refer to the online calendar located in the parent portal for important upcoming programs, such as grade-wide informational gatherings with division heads, back-to-school nights, Parenting Institutes, and HesedPalooza: Good Deeds, Great Day.

On September 12th and 13th, coffee and snacks will be available in the 3rd floor conference room throughout the Early Childhood stagger schedule, from 8:30am to 12:00pm. If your schedule permits, it would be wonderful if you could stop by to introduce yourself to the many new and returning families.

Please refer to the online parent manual located in “My BackPack”, found under the Community Login tab on the Heschel homepage for everything you need to know about school policy. You can also access “My Backpack” at

A comprehensive list of PA committees and volunteer opportunities may be found on the PA Volunteer Form, on the Heschel website in the parent portal under PA volunteer opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions at

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful school year and a happy and healthy new year.

Shanah tovah umetukah!

Jenny Lyss -

Amy Steiner -

PA Co-Presidents