Welcome!The Dominican Academy Parents’ Association (DAPA) works together with the administration, faculty, and staff of Dominican Academy to enhance our daughters’ high school experiences and support the school. We support school activities and academic achievements, encourage socializing for families and friends, raise funds and offer prayer in all we do. We encourage you to volunteer and stay involved with your daughter’s school.
Your participation enhances the value of your daughter’s time and your money spent at Dominican Academy. The ways you can participate are various. We are always looking for new ideas for events and donation solicitation. If you are unable to attend meetings please do not hesitate to communicate with us at: DAPA@dominicanacademy.org. Learn more about DAPA, meetings, and ways to get involved below.
President: Kristin Shea (Pinter), ’82, P ‘19
Vice President: Joseph Rachiele, P ‘18
Treasurer: Eva Tseng Burgoyne (Tsai), P ‘18
Corresponding Secretary: Paul Bernhardt, P ’19, '16, '14
Communications Secretary: Annie Sullivan, P ‘20
Liaison to Admissions Director: Linda Frawley, P ‘19
Class Parent Coordinator: Christine Sahyoun, P '21, '17
Parents’ Association meetings typically take place on the first Wednesday of the month (though always be sure to check the calendar!) at 7:00 P.M. Meetings are preceded by a wine-and-snack social at 6:30 P.M. Attending meetings affords you regular opportunities to hear about current and upcoming events and news in the school, as well as a forum in which you can share your interests, concerns, and new ideas with fellow parents and administration.
Listed below are some upcoming events for the 2017-2018 school year. These events are either organized by the Parents’ Association or are successfully coordinated with our strong support and participation:
September 13, 2017: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
October 4, 2017: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
October 14, 2017: Open House, 10 AM to 2 PM
October 23, 2017: President's Tea, 4-6 PM
October 26, 2017: Mini Open House, 4-7 PM
October 29, 2017: Father Daughter Dance, 3 PM
November 8, 2017: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
December 6, 2017: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
December 16, 2017: D.A. Family Christmas, 1:30-3:30 PM
January 2018: No DAPA Meeting--happy New Year!
January 25, 2018: Accepted Students' Night, 5-7 PM
February 7, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
March 3, 2018: Mothers' Morning of Reflection, 9 AM to 12 PM
March 7, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
April 2018: Sneak Peek Open House, Date TBA
April 11, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
May 2018: New Student Orientation for Class of 2022, Date TBA
May 2, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
May 6, 2018: Mother Daughter Luncheon, 12-4 PM, Location TBA
May 2018: End of Year Thank You Party, Date TBA
May 25, 2018: Graduation, Times TBA
June 2018: No DAPA Meeting--Happy Summer!