EXECUTIVE BOARD & COMMITTEES 2017-18

Officers

Co-Presidents: 

Michelle Saber - BHSBucsParents@gmail.com

Kerry Rackey - kerryrackey@gmail.com

Co-Vice Presidents:   

Carla Bradford - carlajbradford@yahoo.com

Diane Bernstein - ddm.bernstein@verizon.net


Secretary:
Jenn Puhle - jennpuhle@verizon.net

Treasurer:
Claire Demeo - tomclairedemeo@verizon.net  

 

Communications Coordinator:
Hillary DeMello - BHSBucsParents@gmail.com

      

Webmaster: 

Wendy Cordero  - wcordero@verizon.net

 

Hospitality Committee: 

Chairs Stacy Mortenson stacy.mortenson@comcast.net 

and Mary Ann Murphy  maryann.murphy@revobiologics.com

 

All Night Graduation Party Committee:

Chairs Kerry Rackey kerryrackey@gmail.com

and Dawn Kociubes dawn.kociubes@gmail.com

 

Senior Parents Send-off Committee:

Chairs Michelle Saber, Raelene Houck and Mary Lou DeBaryshe: BHS2018parents@gmail.com

 

 

BHSPA Meetings
Open to all BHS parents/guardians, the BHSPA meets every first Monday of each month during the school year, except for January when the meeting is the second Monday of that month. The one-hour long meeting starts at 8 am in the BHS Principal's Conference Room.  BHSPA officers meet with the Principal to plan and address parent concerns, and afterwards, the officers have their own meeting to vote, if needed, followup on issues raised, and plan events, strategize, and vote, as needed. Join us! If you have a concern you wish addressed, please contact any of the BHSPA Officers who will insure that your voice is heard.  BHSPA agenda and minutes are available at any time.

Volunteer Opportunities

The BHSPA's board and committee chairs need help in its endeavors to support to BHS, its students, administration, and activities.  Contact BHSBucsParents@gmail.com about any of these positions. 

  • Communications: are you savvy with social media?  Are you a marketing maven familiar with Mail Chimp?  Even if you don’t know the latter two platforms, but you’re good with Facebook, emailing, and/or Twitter, we can teach you the basics so you can take over.  One or two people can share this job.  We have a Twitter feed, Facebook account, and weekly & as-needed email blast via Mail Chimp.
  • Hospitality:  Coordinates refreshments for school staff activities.  The committee solicits food and refreshments from families for activities like the Welcome Back Teachers Luncheon in the Fall, their Holiday sweet treats, and Teacher/School Staff Appreciation Day.  
  • Teacher Appreciation Day Coordinator: A person or small group is needed to organize this catered lunch and raffle day.  Coordinator manages a Sign-Up Genius to get volunteers to provide some food items, set up/clean up help, and raffle donations.  This person can be the Hospitality Chair or work independently. 
  • Fundraising:  The school looks to the BHSPA to contribute funds towards programs for our students, especially when the school budget is tight. All funds raised go back to the school and kids.  Plan and coordinate fundraising events & efforts with the Board and other volunteers. Busiest time in August, September, October. 
  • Boston/Bedford Connection Liaisons: Function as liaisons between the BHSPA and METCO program, thes parent managers will work on strengthening a welcoming community for METCO children at BHS and in Bedford.  The liaisons would participate in METCO meetings occasionally and organizes host families for METCO children to have a home to stay in Bedford when needed. 
  • School Council: The School Council is composed of the principal, two teachers, four parents (2 Bedford residents, 1 Hanscom, and 1 METCO)  and one community representative (at large member.)  All members, other than the principal, are elected for two-year terms. The Council: (1) assists the principal in adopting educational goals for the school; (2) identifies the educational needs of students attending the school; (3) reviews the school’s annual budget; and (4) formulates a school improvement plan. 
    • Our METCO and Hanscom positions are filled, with Chevanese VanDyke (METCO) and Brett Millican (Hanscom), whose terms expire June 2018.  
    • Our two Bedford positions are filled, by Kerry Rackey and Lori Alper, whose terms expire June 2019.  

Don’t see something here but still want to help?  We’d love to hear from you!