Parents' Association

Parents' Association

The Orchard Parents’ Association is committed to building a strong and inclusive sense of community among parents, students and faculty, and to facilitate communication, connection, and involvement throughout the school. 

A community that is warm and inviting is part of what makes the Orchard experience memorable for the school’s students and their families. Each year, our hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers come together to enrich our community and build enduring relationships. The PA supports many well-loved community events such as Fall Festival, clothing and food drives, Trivia Night, One World Celebration, Teacher-Staff Appreciation days, and The Orchard School Auction. We also support concession stands at sporting events for fundraising.  

Every parent of an Orchard student is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association. Whether you have limited availability, or you are someone who is able to give more time – there are numerous volunteer opportunities from which to choose. We value and appreciate your commitment to helping Orchard be the best it can possibly be. 

In addition, the PA hosts monthly meetings. These are open to the community, and I hope that you will take our invitation to attend. They are a great resource to understand how the Board operates, and to get information about upcoming events. 

Our planned meeting dates - all starting at 8:15 am after drop off - for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below. 

August 23rd, 2022
September 20, 2022
October 20. 2022
November 15, 2022
December 13, 2022
January 18, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 18, 2023

If you would like more information about The Orchard School Parents' Association or are interested in becoming more involved, please contact PA President Devon Hensel (

Devon Hensel
Parents' Association President

Parents' Association Programs

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Parents as Partners

Parents' Association Leadership

Devon Hensel
(Middle School and Early Childhood Parent)

Amy Kraner
(Middle School and Elementary School Parent)

Vice President (Parent Liaison)
Sheila Toledo-Jenkins
(Elementary School Parent)

Past President
Tiffany Turner
(Middle School Parent and Parent of Alumni)

Lisa Hancock
(Early Childhood Parent)

Communications Coordinator
Laura Antrim '95
(Alumni, Early Childhood, and Elementary School Parent)

Katie Askey
(Elementary School Parent)

Colleen Hungerford
(Early Childhood and Elementary School Parent)

EC/ES Reps
Mercedes Cruz
(Elementary School Parent)

Samantha Faulkner Gonzalez
(Elementary School Parent)

MS Reps
Michelle Gilbert
(Elementary School and Middle School Parent)

Britt Franken
(Elementary School and Middle School Parent)