Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Parents' Association

Welcome to the New School Year!

Dear Hamden Hall Families,

Welcome back to all returning families and a big WELCOME to all our new families! We hope you all had a nice, relaxing summer, and it is with great excitement we invite you to another fun and successful year!

We are coming off a recording-breaking year in our fundraising events, and attendance at our Parents’ Association meetings was at an all-time high. We hope to continue our success this year!

We support our school through yearly pledges that are always geared towards the benefit of our children. Members of the Parents’ Association are present at all school events and are available to answer any questions or concerns you many have or about how you can become involved.

Upon enrollment, parents automatically become members of our Parents’ Association, and we want all families to feel that they are a part of our very special Hamden Hall community. All parents are always invited to participate in Parents’ Association events. By being involved, you will be able to enjoy interacting with our students, getting to know our faculty and becoming friends with other parents and participate in things that will make a difference in our school. Please contact us if you would like to be more involved.

Please be sure to visit the Hamden Hall link on the Hamden Hall Country Day School website often to keep yourself informed of school-wide events, meeting dates and volunteer opportunities. This year in addition to our traditional fundraisers: Photo Day, Thanksgiving Pie Sale and Plant Sale, we have our Gold Athletics Fundraiser coming in September. We will also, once again, partner in the 29th Annual Hamden Hall Golf Tournament in June. Finally, we have a wonderful event scheduled in November!

The Garland and Glam Fashion Show! Get your holiday shopping started early – Have a fun night with friends – Enjoy fashions by Flirt of Hamden and Backers of Orange – Vendor Shopping. Our wonderful models include parents, both Moms and Dads, and students! Help make this a record event for the Parents’ Association!

We thank you in advance for your support!
Laurie Vingiano                                                        Gina Criscuolo
Co-President                                                            Co-President
laurievingiano@gmail.com                                       ginlan@aol.com
203.710.7200                                                           203.464.0416

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.


List of 3 news stories.

  • Garland and Glam Fashion Show 2019

    'Garland and Glam' Fashion Show and Boutique Shopping

    The Parents' Association cordially invites all Hamden Hall community members to an evening of "Garland and Glam" on Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. Boutique shopping, a fashion show, dinner, and more will be featured at the event, which takes place at Cascade Fine Catering in Hamden. Click below to learn more.
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  • Annual Pie Sale

    Extended ordering deadline! Just in time for Thanksgiving, the annual pie sale will take place from October 1 - 25 with distribution on Nov. 21. Both Lyman Orchards pies and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough will be available. Click below to learn more.
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  • School Photo Day 2019 - Online Ordering Extended!

    School photos will be taken on campus Sept. 17 and 18 by David Frost Photography. Online ordering has been extended through Wed., Sept. 25. Click below to learn more.
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Meeting Schedule - All Wednesdays 7 p.m. / Swain Library:
September 18
December 11
February 12
April 15
May 13

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-Russo

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 Michele Krasznai

Director of Facilities Jim Hunter 1980

Ex-Officio Robert Izzo, Head of School

LS Faculty Liaison Lorri Carroll

Faculty Liaison Andrea Calandrelli

Past Parent Liaison Christine Fontana

HHPA 2019-2020 Initiatives

The Ways and Means Committee for the 2019-2020 school year is made up of chair Vicki Aitro, Patty Hart Jennifer Hillgen-Santa, Renee Huang, JoAnn Scillia, Janis Hayes, Angela Hodge, Jessica Kogut, and Dawn Thomas.
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.
  • Pie Sales - Oct. 1-15. Make your holidays tastier with Lyman Orchards pies and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough. Delivery and distribution is Nov. 21.
  • Plant Sale - May 7-8. Our annual plant sale is back again with a beautiful variety of plants, hanging baskets, vegetables, garden decor, and gifts.
*Please note that we provide easy online ordering for school photos and pie sales.

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.