Parents' Association

Working hand-in-hand with the administration, Board of Trustees and faculty, the Parents' Association's primary mission is to enhance the experiential education of the students. Every Golda Och Academy parent is a member of the PA. Each parent’s involvement is essential, and our parents work together and get to know one another as they plan, run and participate in events. There are many ways for parents to volunteer, with opportunities ranging from several hours a week to a few hours each academic year. To volunteer, contact any member of the PA Board.

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  • What the PA does

    The PA provides:

    • Support for Jewish Holidays and Rosh Chodesh
    • Special Grade Celebrations
    • Pre-K and K Snack Programs
    • Assignment Pads (Lower School)
    • Funds for Cultural Arts Programs for each campus
    • Neshama (12th grade) and Na’ale (9th grade) Israel trip send-offs
    • Senior Graduation and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gifts
    • Lower School Reading Program
    • Teachers’ Brunch/Lunch at start of school year
    • Teacher and Staff Gifts
    • Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Refreshments for various grade programs
    • National Honors Society Reception
    • Back to School Night refreshments
    • Israel Day Parade snacks
    • and so much more...
  • B'yachad Events

    Over the past several years the PA has created the following community oriented programs:

    • Family Fun Day
    • Shabbat Across GOA
    • New Parent Luncheon
    • Fall Class Teas
    • Night at the Nets
    • Family Night at the "Och Arena"
  • Fundraising

    PA fundraising includes the following programs:
    • Tribute Cards
    • Rosh Hashanah/Purim Cards
    • Lunch Program (Lower School)
    • Challah Program (Lower School)
    • Picture Day
    • Mishloach Manot
    • Box Tops for Education
    • TD Bank Affinity Program
    • Various on-line programs (e.g. Amazon and Target contributions)

PA Forms and Information for Parents

Please click the LOGIN button at the top right of any GOA web page to access your account. For all PA forms and information, click on the Resources tab.

Thank you!

The PA relies solely on parent volunteers to make programming happen.

2018-19 Board Members

Board Chairs
Mindy SchallRachel Scherzer 

Vice Chair
Lori Applebaum de Picciotto  

Lower School Presidents
Amelia Perlstein, Alison Smith

Upper School Presidents
Aliza Freud, Camille Spigler 

Merisa Fink