Our Goals Are:
To provide service to the RPS School Community. To provide increased opportunities for parents to get to know one another.
To raise funds which are donated to Rutgers Preparatory School for the benefit of the students.
To encourage and promote social activities for the students and their families.
To publicize Rutgers Preparatory School. To provide service to the general community.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the Parents’ Association (PA) I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! As a brief introduction of myself, I am mom to boy/girl twins, Luke and Rebecca class of ’29. My family has been part of the Rutgers Preparatory School (RPS) community since Junior Kindergarten (JK). This is my first year as the PA president and I’m excited to be involved at this level.
A bit about the Parents’ Association. As a parent or guardian of a Rutgers Preparatory School student, you are automatically a member of the Parents’ Association!
The Parents’ Association offers and promotes social interaction and networking among RPS families, as well as several opportunities to enhance our children’s experiences through enrichment and extracurricular activities. Collectively, we strive to help families feel connected to the RPS community.
The Parents’ Association Board includes Vice Presidents for each school division (i.e. Lower School, Middle School and Upper School) and a Grade Representative for each individual grade. There are a few openings for Grade Representatives. Please consider volunteering for your grade! Further details may be found on ArgoNet under Resource Boards - RPS Parents’ Association. Our Board is happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the PA and we offer you the opportunity to work with us, such as through subcommittees and event planning efforts.
All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend our five (5) scheduled PA meetings held throughout the school year. Our PA meetings for the school year will be held virtually via Zoom and in person as permitted, typically in the mornings. Meeting dates, Zoom information and the PA Directory may be found on ArgoNet under Resource Boards - RPS Parents’ Association. The first meeting of the year will be September 14, 2021, 8am-9am, in person, via Zoom, or both (depending on protocol).
On behalf of the PA Board, we look forward to meeting you during our PA meetings, organized activities and more informally on campus. Please feel comfortable to reach out to me or any other PA Board member at any time! Your input and engagement is critical to the success of our mission.
Wishing you all a wonderful school year!
Susan Panacek (Luke and Rebecca, 5th grade, 2029)
President, Rutgers Preparatory School Parents’ Association
Brent, 5th, & Brendan, 9th
Upper School Vice President
Mala, 12th & Shiven, 10th
Middle School Vice President
Payal Gupta Roy
Kaya, 8th, & Kira 6th
Lower School Vice President
GRADE REPRESENTATIVES/PA BOARD MEMBERS
Upper School Grade Representatives
Will, 11th & Maggie, 10th
Middle School Grade Representatives
Kayla Shea, 8th
Lower School Grade Representatives
Kaarthika, 2nd & Tanmayi, 4th
Nicole (Pei) Liu