Every parent whose children are enrolled at Buckley are members of the Parents’ Association. The PA works through the Development Office with Stephanie Long, Associate Director of Development. The PA helps to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for new and returning families, and engages parents as volunteers to help plan and execute various events throughout the school year. PA events are meant to build and foster a strong community, and to raise financial support for the school.
2020-2021 PA Co-Presidents: Marissa Lazos P ’28, ’30, '32 and Jennifer Yee P ’26
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Parents’ Association Fall Fair
The Fall Fair is a fun homecoming weekend of food, games, and activities for parents, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This three-day event starts with a kickoff party for adults on Friday night, followed by two days of carnival rides, games, a renowned International Food Tent, and much more. Significant volunteer support is needed to ensure a successful event—in the months leading up to the Fall Fair, as well as the weekend itself.
In October 2020, the Buckley community celebrated the Fall Fair virtually, complete with a virtual kickoff party, and a Saturday packed with family activities including a virtual sports challenge, arts & crafts lesson, face painting demo, and cupcake competition!
Parents’ Association Holiday Lend A Hand Luncheon
During the holiday season in November and December, the Buckley community collects gifts, gift cards, and other requested items to donate to local families through a partnership with The Lend a Hand Project, a nonprofit organization serving families in need throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Each grade sponsors a family, and on parent volunteers gather to wrap the items, enjoy a celebratory brunch, and learn about the impact of their donations and service on the sponsored families.
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week: May 24 - 27
Each year, parents come together to thank Buckley’s dedicated faculty and staff. Parents, students, and families are invited to submit written messages, artwork, and videos showing their appreciation for the teachers and staff who make the Buckley experience so special each and every day.
Other Parent Association Volunteer Opportunities
Scripta (Picture) Day: volunteers needed to help straighten uniforms and smiles for class photos.
Family Fun Night: help set up and break down this community event.
Book Fair: set up, break down, and help students choose and purchase books.Buckley Uniform Shoppe: help organize our twice-yearly uniform swap.