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Parents Association

Holderness Parents Association

The Holderness School Parents Association offers parents an opportunity to become involved in the life of the school through its support of a variety of programs and events during the school year. All current parents are members of the HSPA, and are encouraged to get involved in different activities to meet other parents and stay connected to the school. During the school year, the HSPA holds fundraisers which support the efforts of the Parents Association as well as the Holderness Fund.

Click on the links below to learn more about the different committees within the Holderness School Parents Association. President of the Parents Assocation is Kathy Cunha P '16 '19. Please feel free to contact her at kathycunha91@gmail.com with any specific questions.
Parents Association Committees:

Raffle & Silent Auction Committee

The Raffle & Silent Auction takes place Friday, February 1, during Winter Parents Weekend. We will be collecting raffle items through December 15, and silent auction items until January 25. Volunteers are needed for item procurement, item tracking, set-up, registration, cashier, and clean-up.

Elizabeth Rohdenburg P ‘20, Chair.

Fall Home Game Hospitality Committee

The Fall Home Games Hospitality Committee is responsible for a hospitality tent on Saturday, September 29. The committee works with the school to offer a variety of delicious items for all spectators and athletes. This is a great time to meet new parents who may have children who play on the same team as your child.

50/50 Raffle Committee

The 50/50 Raffle Committee organizes the 50/50 Raffle during Fall Parents Weekend (October 12-13.) Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets through the day and support the parent-faculty mixer on October 12.

The Faculty Appreciation Committee

The Faculty Appreciation Committee works on three specific “Faculty Appreciation Fridays” throughout the school year: November 9, February 22, and May 3. During each of these days, the Committee will set up a fun assortment of treats and soft drinks in the faculty lounge. We will also host fun mini activities for the faculty such as chair massages, smoothie bar and more.

Lisa Cantin P ‘17 ‘19, Chair

Proctor Day Committee

The Proctor Day Committee works with the school to host a fun hospitality tent on the turf during Proctor Day (Saturday, November 10.) Holderness will compete against Proctor in five different athletic games in the afternoon. Volunteers are needed to bake treats, set-up, staff the tent, and clean-up.

Joe and Ann Casey P ‘14, ‘17, ‘20, Chairs

Exam Bake Committee

The Exam Bake Committee ensures that both students and faculty gets some extra love during exams. Winter Exam Bake is scheduled for December 10-12 and Spring Exam Bake is May 21-23. During each of these events, the Committee will host a treats table in Weld in addition to a smoothie bar, iced coffee bar, and late-night pizza feed.

College Care Packages Committee

The College Care Packages Committee puts together fun and creative care packages to send to our newest alumni who have just started college. Care packages include a Holderness pennant along with other college-student-appropriate items: ramen, Emergen-C, bottled water, cough drops, gum, tissues.

Amy Robbins P ‘18, ‘20, Chair

Spring Exam Week Kick-Off Dinner Committee

The Spring Exam Week Kick-Off Dinner committee hosts a pizza party for all ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders and faculty on the evening of Commencement (Monday, May 20.) Last year’s theme was “Crush Your Exams.”


Parent Relations

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  • Support the Parents Association Fund

    Parents Association Fund
    The Parents Association Fund supports all the efforts of the Parents Association. This includes activities like exam bakes, sending college care packages, hospitality tents at athletic games, faculty appreciation days, parents weekend gatherings and more. Supporting the Parents Association Fund helps enhance all the programs of our Parents Association.  

    Participate in our annual Day of Giving
    Held annually in February, the winter of 2018 marks the fourth annual Day of Giving. Last year we celebrated together with over 1000 members of the Holderness community making a gift to the Holderness Fund. Check out last year's Day of Giving video and mark your calendars for our next Day of Giving on February 20, 2018!

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  • Join the Network and be a Mentor

    Help a Senior Thesis Student
    In 2014, Senior Thesis became a full-participation event for all Holderness seniors. Since that time our network of parents and alumni have played a pivotal role in the success of Senior Thesis by providing experiential learning opportunities in their respective industries. We hope you’ll consider offering spring break, summer, and other short-term internship or shadowing opportunities that will help seniors further their studies. Please contact Sarah Barton if you would like more information.

    Career Mentors
    Our young graduates are entering the workplace, and we want to help them connect with helpful and wise Holderness mentors. Consider meeting with an alumnus or alumna in your area and sharing your knowledge and experience not only in your field of expertise, but in life!

    Post a position at your company and hire a Holderness graduate
    Since you're a parent and/or an alumna/us, you know firsthand about how Holderness students excel inside and outside of the classroom. So, why not consider hiring a Holderness grad at your company?

Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness NH, 03245
mail P.O Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264-1879
phone (603) 536-1257