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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 and welcome students and families to campus.  We are looking forward to seeing all our returning families and to welcoming all our new families to our very special Hamden Hall Community.  

Throughout the academic year we host events and fundraisers that not only give our students and families the opportunity to support our school, but also gives our parents the opportunity to get to know one another and make lasting friendships. The goal of our Parents’ Association is to connect our parent community, foster positive school spirit, and build relationships. 

Check out all our News and Events posted on our Parents’ Association page on the HH website. You can also get updates from “Hamden Hall Happenings,” a bi-weekly newsletter that arrives via email.
We welcome you to the Hamden Hall Community, and we wish you and your students a wonderful school year! Please contact us with questions or to volunteer!

Warm Regards,
JoAnn Scillia                          Sandy Kaliszewski
Co-President                         Co-President
jo.scillia@gmail.com           sandy.kaliszewski@newhaven.k12.ct.us
(203) 623-2310                    (203) 982-8082

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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  • Parents' Association to Host Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Parents' Association Meetings

    Please join us for our upcoming meetings. Meet other parents and learn how to get involved in our Hamden Hall community.
    Meetings are open to all parents. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Next year's date will be posted soon. 

The HHPA hosted a sold-out crowd at their Moonlight and Magic event at our Davis Street Castle on May 18.

The evening featured a school-wide art show displayed at the castle. Guests were amazed at the magic by Gary Ferrar. Delicious catering provided by Orchid Hospitality and a wonderful beverage assortment supplied courtesy of Two Roads Brewery.

The HHPA wishes to extend their warmest thanks and gratitude to all the generous sponsors and attendees who supported the event and made this night a success! All proceeds will go directly to our student initiatives.

Click here to view photos from the event. 


Co-President: JoAnn Scillia
Co-President: Sandy Kaliszewski
Past President/Advisor & Treasurer:
Gina Criscuolo
Secretary: Lisa Bennett
Admissions Liaison - Chair: Kristen Wallis

Admissions Liaison: Mihaela Aslan
Concessions - Chair: Mark McEachern
Concessions: Nicole Danishevsky
Hospitality - Chair: Tammey Emerling
Hospitality: Dawn Thomas
Hospitality: Amy Knutson
Hospitality: Shiri Goren
Ways and Means - Chair: Aileen Sokol
Ways and Means- Co-Chair:
Stacey Cartier
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
Advancement 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 Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfast  - May 2

  • Plant Sale - Our Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale is May 11 and 12 on the Main Campus 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.  

  • Spring Special Parent Event- May 18, 6-9 p.m. More information to come, stay tuned! 

  • Hamden Hall Hosted Graduation HHPA Reception- June 9 

Hamden Hall Country Day School

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Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.