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: Linda Frawley, P ‘19
Treasurer: Karol Baque-Fernandez, P ’20, ‘21
Corresponding Secretary: Paul Bernhardt, P ’19, '16, '13
Communications Secretary: Annie Sullivan, P ‘20
Liaison to Admissions Director: Celeste Segura, P’20, ‘22
Parent Ambassador Coordinator: Thérèse Janow, P‘21
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 2018-2019 school year. These events are either organized by the Parents’ Association or are successfully coordinated with our strong support and participation:
September 13, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting. Please note that Meetings typically take place on the first Wednesday of the month; however, this first meeting will be on a Thursday.
September 21, 2018: Mom's Night Out, 6:30 PM, details TBA
October 3, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
October 17, 2018: President's Tea, 4:00-6:00 PM
October 20, 2018: Open House, 10 AM to 2 PM
October 24, 2018: Mini Open House, 4:30-6:30 PM
November 4, 2018: Father Daughter Dance, New York Athletic Club, 3-7 PM. Purchase tickets here!
November 7, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
December 5, 2018: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
December 15, 2018: D.A. Family Christmas, 1-4 PM
January 2019: No DAPA Meeting--happy New Year!
January 30, 2019: Accepted Students' Night, 5-7 PM
February 6, 2019: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
March 2, 2019: Mothers' Morning of Reflection, 9 AM to 12 PM
March 6, 2019: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
April 3, 2019: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
April 12, 2019: Spring Auction and Benefit, 6 PM
May 5, 2019: Mother Daughter Luncheon, Riverpark Restaurant, 12-4 PM
May 8, 2019: DAPA Meeting, 6:30 PM social and 7:00 PM meeting
May 9, 2019: Sneak Peek Open House, 4:30-6:30 PM
May 15, 2019: New Student Orientation for Class of 2023, details TBA
May 23, 2019: Athletic Banquet, details TBA
May 31, 2019: Graduation, 3 PM
June 5, 2019: End of Year Thank You Party, 6:30 PM