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Parents Association

Every parent and guardian at Greensboro Day School is automatically a member of the Parents Association. The PA works with the GDS administration to support our teachers, staff, and students; build community; and provide support for school programs. Each year, the PA plans a number of events that celebrate and enrich our entire GDS Bengal Community.

Parents Association Programs & Events

Below are some of the community programs and events that the PA organizes and supports each year.

Green & Gold Gala

This social event is held every other year and is a major fundraiser for the school. The next Gala will be held in 2025.

PA Cares

PA Cares helps families, faculty, and staff celebrate in good times and provides support in times of need.

Paws for Service

This annual day of service brings parents, students, faculty, and staff together to work with area nonprofits.

Under the Stars

This social event provides the opportunity for grownups to enjoy food, drinks, music, and more.

Teacher Appreciation

The PA says ‘thank you’ to our faculty & staff through all school events as well as other surprises throughout the year.


This fun afternoon for families is filled with athletic games, Fiddle Fusion music, food, games, and more.

Bengal Dash

This event brings runners and walkers to campus for a 5k run/walk as well as a kids’ obstacle course.

Bengal Closet

A GDS clothing resale store operated by the PA. Check the school calendar for hours.

Parents Association Events

Parents Association Board

  • President: Ashley Anderson
  • President-Elect: Sabra Permar
  • Secretary: Debra Hays
  • Treasurer: Michelle Lunney
  • Fundraising Treasurer: Erin Justad
  • Communications: Molly Harbaugh
  • VP Community Engagement: Michelle Herr
  • VP Campus Life: Layne King
  • VP Fundraising: Houston Satterfield
  • Spirit Committee Chair: Ashley Mazzei
  • Board Advisors: Kristin Carignan, Ruth Watakila, and Holly Jones
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Get Involved!

GDS would not be the great school community it is today without the continuous support and volunteer efforts of our parents and guardians.

Volunteer Today!

Other Parent Organizations

MAD Society

Bengal Boosters