Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Parents' Association

Thank You for a Successful School Year!

Dear Hamden Hall Families,

Now that the school year has come to a close, we wanted to thank you for making this such a successful year for the Hamden Hall Parents’ Association. We began the school year with the goal of increasing parent participation within our school community, and we are pleased to report that because of your participation and support, we enjoyed one of our most successful years yet. Parent attendance at our HHPA meetings was at an all-time high, and because of your generosity, we had very successful fundraisers, including Photo Day, the Pie Sale, Concessions, the School Store at Beckerman Athletic Center, and the Plant Sale.

Our year will end with the Sunset Mixer, a beer and wine tasting and silent auction that will be hosted by the HHPA at the New Haven Country Club on June 17 and will be held in conjunction with Hamden Hall’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament and Auction. As always, 100 percent of the revenue earned from our events directly benefits Hamden Hall students through the funding of various school-wide initiatives.

We also wish to thank the HHPA Board and our many volunteers for their hard work and commitment throughout the school year. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of people working so diligently for our families and students. We also wish to thank our administration, faculty, and staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the students and families in the Hamden Hall community.

It has been an honor serving in the role of HHPA Co-Presidents. We have truly enjoyed working with so many of you during the school year, and we look forward to another successful year in 2019-2020.

Thank you again for your generosity and support, and we hope you have a wonderful summer.


Phyllis Pari and Laurie Vingiano
Hamden Hall Parents’ Association Co-Presidents

Mission of the Hamden Hall Parents' Association

  • To build positive school spirit and nurture parent-to-parent and school-to-parent communication. 
  • To provide an avenue through which parents may be of service to the school. 
  • To provide an avenue through which the needs and desires of the parents may be known to the Board of Trustees and Head of School. 
  • To raise funds in conjunction with school-wide development policies and programs.


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Co-President Laurie Vingiano
Co-President Gina Criscuolo

Past President & Advisor Phyllis Pari

Vice President & Treasurer Kim Porto 1987
Secretary Jennifer Barba

Admissions Liaison - Chair Phyllis Pari
Admissions Liaison Sandy Kaliszewski
Admissions Liaison Laurie Ann Letizia

Concessions - Chair Mark McEachern
Concessions Jan Possidente

Hospitality - Chair Nicole DiNola
Hospitality Tammey Emerling
Hospitality Puja Kapur
Hospitality Krista Polinsky
Hospitality Pia Venditto

Ways and Means - Chair Vicki Aitro
Ways and Means Patty Hart
Ways and Means Janis Hayes
Ways and Means Jennifer Hillgen-Santa
Ways and Means Angela Hodge
Ways and Means Renee Huang
Ways and Means Jessica Kogut
Ways and Means JoAnn Scillia
Ways and Means Dawn Thomas

Communications Liaison Dawn Miceli

Development Liaison Eunice Bragg

Director of Facilities Jim Hunter 1980

Ex-Officio Robert Izzo, Head of School

LS Faculty Liaison Lorri Carroll

Past President Liaison Christine Fontana

HHPA 2018-2019 Initiatives

The Ways and Means Committee for the 2018-2019 school year is made up of Vicki Aitro, Jennifer Barba, Puja Kapur, and Jessica Kogut. Planned events and activities include:

  • School Photos - Sept. 17-18. Portraits taken by David Frost Photography are a great way to preserve your child's memories. *New this year is our order online feature!
  • Pie Sales - Oct. 1-15. Make your holidays tastier with Lyman Orchards pies and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough. Delivery and distribution is Nov. 15. *New this year is our order online feature!
  • Plant Sale - May 9-10. Our annual plant sale is back again with a beautiful variety of plants, hanging baskets, vegetables, garden decor, and gifts.

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