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Byrd HSA Committees


The Byrd HSA is a terrific way to become more involved in your child’s elementary school experience and become part of the Byrd School Community. We have opportunities for people who want to be actively involved, at all levels of time commitment. 

Byrd HSA President(s)

Chair:   Monica Laura and Kellie St. Laurent

The Co-Presidents oversee the HSA Board and ensure that HSA activities have the resources and tools necessary to run smoothly. They conduct monthly board meetings and several general meetings throughout the year. The Co-Presidents also meet with school administration on a regular basis to stay in touch with school happenings and needs. Each Co-President serves a two-year-term.

Chair:   Sara Macdonald and Susan McNair


Chair:   Christa Folco

The Secretary attends all HSA general and Board meetings and keeps an accurate record of happenings at these meetings, including attendance records. She maintains all HSA records except for financial records, which are maintained by the Treasurer. In an effort to strengthen communication amongst the Byrd community, the secretary will provide HSA meeting highlights for class parents to distribute to their individual classes. 



Chair:   Laura Haley

The Treasurer manages HSA bank deposits and checks monthly bank statements. She collects and deposits cash and checks for all school events and manages Paperless PTO deposits. The Treasurer also prepares budget reports for all HSA meetings.


VP Administration/Community

Chair:   Lisa Lynch and Liz Tullo

The 1st VP of Administration/Community oversees the following student enrichment committees & programs, listed below. Chiars and volunteers for each committee are listed individually.

Author Days

Board of Ed Rep

The Byrd Environmental Committee

Caring & Sharing 

Class Parent Coordinators

Front Door Planters

Learning Center Coordinator

Lost and Found

New Family Welcome Committee

Playground Committee

School Safety Committee

Teacher Appreciation

Welcome Back Coffee

Welcome Back Staff Luncheon

Byrd Website/Highlights/Byrd Blasts

Communications Chair

Board of Ed Rep
Chair:   Rotate amongst the HSA board

Attend BOE Meetings and report back at Byrd HSA meetings


Byrd Website/Highlights (Email)/Byrd Blasts

Chair:   Lauren Munshower

Manages content of weekly Byrd HSA Highlights and sends out email. Updates Byrd HSA website


VP Activities

Chair:   Silvia Snell and Johanna Sheldon

2nd VP

The Vice President - Activities coordinates family activities of the Byrd HSA, as listed below. Committees responsible include:

4th of July Parade

Art Show 

Welcome Back / Family Fun Day


Byrd Broadway

Byrd Dance

Fall/Spring Parent Socials

Field Day

All School Pool Party

Read Across America

Science Fair

Health Fair

5th Grade Activities

Diwali Assembly

Talent Show


Read Across America

Chair:   OPEN

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.  Coordinate guest readers for each class.


5th Grade Chairs

Chair:   Lauren Munshower

These parents are responsible for organizing the events for the 5th Grade including fundraising, service projects, pool Party, Graduation and the Memory Book.

Hot Chocolate Day:

Memory Book:

Pool Party:

Service Project: 

Class Breakfast: 


Class T-Shirts:



VP Fundraising

Chair:   Sara Macdonald and Susan McNair

3rd VP

The 3rd VP of Fundraising oversees the following fundraising activities for Byrd, listed below. Chairs and volunteers for each committee are listed individually.

Bagel Days

Box Tops

Cards for A Cause

Family Carnival Night

Harlem Wizards

Holiday Shop

Ice Cream Days

KidStuff Coupon Book

Pizza Day

Book Fair

School Supply Boxes

Spirit Wear

New Family Liaison

Public LibraryLiaison

Communications & Webmaster

Byrd Highlights


Box Tops for Education

Chair:   Teresa Garguilo

This person organizes the collection and submission of Box Tops for Education. This includes providing collection boxes to classes, collecting and counting the box tops, and communicating totals


KidStuff Coupon Book

Chair:   Brigid Nonas

Work with Kids Stuff to coordinate receiving books and order forms. Send one book home per family with an order form.  Collect and tally order forms and any books not wanted.


School Supply Boxes

Chair:   Keillie St. Laurent and Monica Lauro

Coordinate the sale of School Supply boxes in May and June.  Help distribute boxes to classrooms before school starts.


Spirit Wear

Chair:   TBD

Plan and design Byrd School clothing and fun items that will be available for order and coordinate sales of these items.


SEPAC Liason

Chair:   Open

Helps organize and attends S.E.P.A.C. (Special Education Parent Advisory Councils) meetings and reports back to the HSA.


Communications & Webmaster

Chair:   Lauren Munshower

Update Byrd HSA website with daily activities and events.  Generate reports for all committees.


Byrd Dance

Chair:   Emily Lehr and Kate Thompson

Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop are offered from preschool-age to fifth grade and held in Byrd School.


Movie Night

Chair:   Silvia Snell and Johanna Sheldon

Held annually at the beginning of the school year, families can pack a picnic dinner and head over to the Byrd School grounds for a family friendly movie on the big screen.  This is a great way to meet new families.




Chair:   TBD