Parent Book Club Committee

The Book Club meets on a monthly basis and is open to all current and alumni parents.  The committee will be responsible to lead, organize, and build awareness in the community for participation. Participants vote on a new book each month and enjoy a variety of book selections.
Chairs: Maggie Ricart and Alex Badiola

Staff and Teacher Appreciation Committee

This committee organizes parent volunteers by grade level to show how much we value and appreciate our faculty, staff and administrators for all the time and effort they dedicate to teaching and supporting our students. Activities include organizing small celebrations and gatherings, and other creative thank you incentivesand gift giving.
Chairs: Jessica Lopez, Daphne Martino, Silvia Messmacher, Julia (Jules) Stark

Falcon Spirit Club

This club supports the Athletic & Spirit programs at Palmer Trinity School. It’s all about PTS pride and school spirit!!  Everyone is WELCOME & ENCOURAGED to get involved in the Spirit Club!  You will work closely with the Athletic Directors and the Student Activities Director to help organizing and assisting athletic events such as Homecoming, Spirit Days, Awards Banquets, BBQ's, Tailgate parties and Falcon’s Nest concession stands. 
Chairs: Beth Lazar and Angelica Lang (Team Parent Liaison)

Middle School Student Social Committee

This committee will be charged with working with the Middle School Head to plan, coordinate and execute social activities for Middle School students throughout the year. Events can include but are not limited to the following: Movie night, game night, school dances, lock-ins, and barbeques.
Chairs: Megan Kleber, Michelle Beauchamp-Arias, Michelle Font

Grade Level Coordinators

Grade Coordinators are responsible for building community in their class. Grade Level Volunteers will support the GC’s and may be asked to assist with the planning of social gatherings throughout the year, and should be prepared to support and assist with the Staff and Teacher Appreciation celebrations, Homecoming Tailgate and International Festival.
Coordinators: 6th Grade - Laura Dray, Morgan Smith, Christy Veloso, Michelle Font. 7th Grade - Kim Vinas, Katie Petros, Sandra Requesens . 8th Grade - Raquel Fernandez, Laura Marandino, Kasia Maguire, Debbie Elwaw. 9th Grade - Sara Fumagalli, Jennifer Dylewski, Lisa Tannebaum, Lori Franklin. 10th Grade - Ilaria Barreto, Jenny Nader, Mimi Fernandez. 11th Grade - Diane Lary, Claudia Alegrett, Maggie Ricart. 12th Grade - Lisa McDonough, Alex Badiola, Susana Navarro.

Helping Hands Committee

This committee is charged with working closely with the PTPA and the Administration as an outreach to the PTS community.  Activities include, but are not limited to: acknowledging personal and team accomplishments, supporting members of the community facing crisis, and celebrating life events in the community. This committee will also provide other PTPA committees with last minute assistance on their events.  Members of this committee may also be asked to help PTS staff with office duties.
Chair: Monique Befeler

Social Committee

This committee is responsible for the planning, preparation and implementation of various parent social gatherings such as the Holiday Party and the New Parent Party under the direction of the PTPA Executive Committee and the Director of Parents Relations.
Chairs: Alicia Llanos, Kelly Fullerton, Gisel Cruz, Laura Marandino

Chapel Altar Guild

This committee helps Chaplain Cassini in setting up and putting away all the holy items needed for PTS’ All School Holy Eucharist Services. These services are held five times per year on campus: Aug. 23, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb. 14, & Apr. 4
Chairs: Amy Zambrano, Maria Schwedel, Boo Zamek

International Festival Committee

Palmer Trinity School’s signature event, the International Festival, celebrates our vibrant multicultural community and highlights the school’s commitment to multiculturalism.  This committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and orchestrating the Festival which showcases all that makes this community a dynamic international crossroad.  The Festival is a daylong event that unites our Palmer Trinity family with the community at large.  This is a day that celebrates our diversity with musical performances, art exhibits, food booths, a handicrafts bazaar, and various games and activities from around the world.
Chairs: Claudia Rey, Stephanie JacksonKim Viñas, Maggie Porto, Beth LazarElizabeth Bellande, Silvia Messmacher

Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor committee will be charged with working closely with the admissions office, new families, and returning families that have new students with the transition to the PTS community. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: attending mentor training, contacting and meeting assigned families before the start of school and throughout the year, and personal invitations to attend grade and community events.
Chairs: Claudia Rey, Vivian Cortinas

Parent Education Committee

This committee plans monthly gatherings that bring parents together to inform, empower and support one another on topics related to parenting and educating our students. Current programs include the monthly Parent-to-Parent coffees and speaker forums.
Chair: Maggie Ricart


Community Service Committee

This committee provides an opportunity for parent volunteers to support PTS’s rich array of community service initiatives. In addition, the committee works closely with the school administration and the Director of Student Affairs, to support service projects throughout the school year.
Chair: Claudia Negron and Maggie Porto

Breakthrough Miami Committee

This committee provides assistance to Breakthrough Miami, a not-for-profit organization that partners with Palmer Trinity. Breakthrough Miami offers academic enrichment to motivated middle-school students from underserved communities.  Committee responsibilities includes support for the on and off campus events, assistance in the classroom, and supplying snacks to the students of the program.  The committee works under the guidance of Breakthrough Miami’s onsite Director and the Director of Student Affairs.
Chair: Kim Viñas
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An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.