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The Parents' Association

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.

September 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of the Parents’ Association (PA), I would like to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! As a brief introduction of myself, I am mom to boy/girl twins, Luke and Rebecca class of 2029. My family has been part of the Rutgers Preparatory School (RPS) community since Junior Kindergarten (JK). This is my second year as the PA president and I’m excited to be involved at this level.

A bit about the PA . . . as a parent or guardian of a RPS student, you are automatically a member of the PA! The PA 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 PA Board includes Vice Presidents (VP) for each school division (i.e. Lower School, Middle School and Upper School) and a Grade Representative for each individual grade. New this year, we have “coVP” positions for each division and a “co-Secretary” position. The description for these roles are found on the ArgoNet PA Resource page. Please consider volunteering! There are openings for Grade Representatives and some board positions, which can also be viewed on the ArgoNet PA Resource page. I’m happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the PA.

All parents and guardians are welcomed and encouraged to attend our five (5) scheduled PA meetings held throughout the school year. The PA meetings will be held virtually via Zoom and on campus in the Holliday Conference room, 8-9am with beverages and a snack.The meeting dates are on ArgoNet under  Resource Boards - RPS Parents’ Association and listed here for convenience, September 20,2022;  November 8, 2022; January 10, 2023; March 28, 2023; May 9, 2023.

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! 

Best regards, 

Susan Panacek (Luke and Rebecca, 2029)
President, Rutgers Preparatory School Parents’ Association

PA Calendar

 Common Ground Speaks is pleased to welcome philanthropist and author Maggie Doyne for “You Can Change The World: Finding Inspiration through Service," a presentation co-hosted by Gill St. Bernard's School on October 18, 2022 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm at Gill St. Bernard's School, Performing Arts & Community Center, 25 St. Bernard's Rd, Gladstone, NJ.Join us for an inspiring and relevant discussion of how one person can make an important difference in the lives of others and generate positive change. Maggie co-founded BlinkNow and has dedicated the last 13+ years of her life to educating children and empowering women. She will share her story and her belief that, in the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference.The 45-minute live presentation will be followed by a Q&A. Admission is free, but registration is required. Common Ground Speaks is a consortium of parent associations of independent schools in the Central/Northern New Jersey area that works in collaboration to bring education, information, and inspiration to our community.
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