Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Parents' Association

Welcome Back to Campus!

A Note from Our Co-Presidents:

Welcome to the Hamden Hall Parents’ Association!  We are very excited to begin a new school year (albeit still in the midst of a pandemic), and welcome students and families back on campus. We have come a long way this past year, and we continue to move forward with the hope and enthusiasm that can only be found in the spirit of Hamden Hall.

We are looking forward to meeting new families and returning families, in-person this year, and rekindling the “energy” that is unique to the Hamden Hall Community. We are so very thankful to the leadership of Bob Izzo, and the Hamden Hall Task Force for making this possible.

All parents are members of the Hamden Hall Parents’ Association and all are welcomed to get involved. Throughout the year we host events and fundraisers that not only give our students the opportunity to support our school, but also give parents the opportunity to get to know one another and build lasting friendships. Our meetings are posted on our website and can be found in the Hamden Hall Happenings newsletter that comes to you via email. Our meetings are a great place to meet people, and a great way to stay informed of school activities and events. All are encouraged to attend. Your ideas and feedback are always welcome! Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get more involved!

We welcome you to the Hamden Hall Community, and we wish you and your students a wonderful school year!
Gina Criscuolo                                                      JoAnn Scillia 
Co-President                                                        Co-President
criscuolo.ginam@gmail.com                               jo.scillia@gmail.com
203.464.0416                                                        203.623.2310

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.

    • HHPA Ways and Means



List of 2 news stories.

  • Parents' Association to Host Upcoming Events

    The Parents' Association will host the following events for our school community. Please plan to join us!
    Teacher Appreciation Day: On May 3, teachers and faculty will be honored with a wonderful breakfast in the Teachers' Lounge. Click here to donate an item to our event or to volunteer to serve.
    Plant Sale: Our Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale is May 5 and 6 in the courtyard from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This event is open to all students and gives them the opportunity to honor their moms and the special people in their lives with beautiful plants from Vaiuso Farms in Branford.  
    HHPA Parent Social: Come socialize, meet other parents, and enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres under the pines in the courtyard on May 25 from 6 - 8 p.m. Weather-permitting, we will be under the tent in the main courtyard. Click here to sign up today!
    The Annual Golf Tournament Sunset Mixer: For the past two years, the HHPA has partnered with the Office of Advancement to help host Hamden Hall's Annual Golf Tournament, which is held at New Haven Country Club on June 20. The Parents' Association will host the Sunset Mixer portion of the event from 4 - 6 p.m. with dinner following.
    Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live music, and a whiskey tasting. We will also have some great silent and live auction items to bid on. This is a wonderful event for any non-golfers to be part of the fun! Tickets for Sunset Mixer are $75. Click here to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets. 
    For anyone who would like to donate an item for our live or silent auction, please contact Gina Criscuolo at (203)464-0416 or JoAnn Scillia at (203) 623-2310. We welcome all donations!
  • Welcome Back Parents' Social

    A big welcome to the 2021-2022 school year from the Parents' Association!  
    We are so happy the students are in-person and on one campus this year. You could feel the excitement of being together on their first day back. We met so many wonderful families at New Student Orientation Day, and we look forward to getting more parents involved in the Parents' Association.
    With this in mind, we would like to announce we will be hosting a Welcome Back Parents’ Social on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m. in the Main Campus Courtyard. Click here to register for the event.

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Co-President: JoAnn Scillia
Co-President: Sandy Kaliszewski
Past President/Advisor & Treasurer: Gina Criscuolo
Secretary: Lisa Bennett
Admissions Liaison - Chair: Bernadette LaFrance
Admissions Liaison: Mihaela Aslan
Admissions Liaison: Kristen Wallis
Concessions - Chair: Mark McEachern
Concessions: Nicole Danishevsky
Hospitality - Chair: Tammey Emerling
Hospitality: Dawn Thomas
Hospitality: Amy Knutson
Hospitality: Shiri Goren
Ways and Means - Co-Chair: Jennie Bayusik
Ways and Means - Co-Chair: Aileen Sokol
Ways and Means: Stephanie Capasso
Ways and Means: Nicole DiNola
Ways and Means: Patty Hart
Ways and Means: Renee Huang
Ways and Means: Irena Smith
Ways and Means: Kathy Beck
Ways and Means: Stacey Cartier
Communications Liaison: Dawn Miceli
Development Liaison: Carissa Civitello
Director of Facilities: Jim Hunter
Director of Lower School: Lorri Carroll
Ex-Officio: Robert Izzo, Head of School
Faculty Liaison: Andrea Calandrelli
Past Parent Liaison Vicki Aitro
Past Parent Liaison & Advisor: Laurie Vingiano
Past Parent Liaison: Jen Barba

HHPA 2021-2022 Initiatives

The Ways and Means Committee for the 2021-2022 school year is made up of chair Jenny Bayusik, Lisa Bennett, Stephanie Capasso, Nicole DiNola, Patty Hart, Renee Huang, Irina Smith , Aileen Sokol, and Dawn Thomas.
Current events and activities:
  • Picture Days -September 20 & 21, 2021

    Photo packages can be purchased online at www.davidfrostphotography.com.  Click on Preorders.  Enter school password 2021.

    Please be sure to turn in photo envelopes by photo day. Click here to download the order form.
        PS/PK - Grade 4: Homeroom teacher
        Grades 5-6: Homeroom teacher
        Middle School: Brian Christman
        Upper School: Sue Pavano

  • Pie Sale - September 27- October 22, 2021

  • Plant Sale - Our Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale is May 5 and 6 in the courtyard from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This event is open to all students and gives them the opportunity to honor their moms and the special people in their lives with beautiful plants from Vaiuso Farms in Branford.  

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