Welcome to the SELA Parent Association (SEPA)!

Every parent of a SELA student is a member of the Parents Association (SEPA) at SELA. SEPA provides opportunities for parents to connect, communicate, support and participate in the life of the school by contributing their time and talents. 

All parents are encouraged to attend and participate in discussions and decision-making at the Parent Association’s regular monthly meetings.

Get Involved as a SELA Parent!

Studies have shown that parent involvement positively affects student achievement, and it contributes to higher quality education and better performance of schools. 

There are so many ways to get involved as a SELA Parent! Learn more below to learn all the different ways! See one that interests you? Sign up to get involved here for students in Infant – JuniorK. Elementary sign up coming soon! 

Have you joined the Parent Forum yet? This is a private Facebook group created specifically for SELA Parents to discuss events, express ideas, share fun family and SELA experiences and pictures, and much more! Email Marketing@suescuela.com to request to be added.

SELA is always looking for parents who are interested in sharing their passion about the education that their child is receiving here. We are looking for parent ambassadors for SELA’s Oct, Nov, Dec, and Jan Open Houses and would appreciate your support!

Would you like to share your cultural heritage with the school or your child’s classroom? Each year during the first week of March, SELA invites parents to come into the school and give a presentation on their heritage in celebration of National Foreign Language Week.

SELA invites parents in during Community Helper Week to present information about their career for the students.

Parent Story and Craft Time are offered every month in each Infant – JuniorK classroom. During these times, parents are invited to come in and share a story with their child’s class in either Spanish or English; or participate in a particular craft activity. Sign-ups will be available monthly through the school newsletter.

All SELA families are automatically members of the Parent Association and are invited to attend all meetings and participate in all events. SEPA is always looking for volunteers and new ideas. SEPA’s main goal is to strengthen the SELA community through fun family events. Meetings are held virtually as well as in person and all Are Welcome! This is a wonderful way to start getting involved with no/low commitment!

Come and learn more about SEPA and its opportunities at Orientation!

Become a room parent for your child’s classroom! Room parents help the Parent Association prepare activities for the school, as well as help to organize at least 1 SELA community building event. Room Parents are part of the Parent Association, and are required to attend at least 4 PA meetings throughout the school year.

Are you new to SELA and looking for a family to connect with? The SELA Parent Connection is a committee of the Parent Association which reaches out and helps new families adjust to their child’s new learning environment. If you would like a member of our Parent Connection to reach out to your family, simply email selaparentsassociation@gmail.com to get connected!

Executive Board

President: Lauren Mahoney 

Vice President: Kim Stuckart 

Secretary: Beth McGrath

Treasurer: Alina Choo 

Committee Liaison: Justine St. Croix 

Upcoming Events

Parent’s Night Out

Come join fellow SELA parents for a fun night out! (Stop in after the JuniorK Back to School night!). It will be a cash bar and SEPA will sponsor a few snacks. We look forward to mixing and mingling with new and returning SELA parents!

When: Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 pm

Where: Trident Galley & Raw Bar- Hingham Shipyard (23 Shipyard Drive, Hingham)

Trunk or Treat

The SELA Parents Association is hosting a Trunk or Treat event Friday, October 28 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Come dressed in costume and join the SELA Community for a free, fun, and safe Trick or Treat! Kids can bring a treat back and Trick-or-Treat from Trunk-to-Trunk! We are looking for families to decorate their trunks for this event. Your trunk can be simple or elaborate – it’s up to you – the possibilities are endless! Additionally, we’re asking registered vehicles to bring their own treats. When selecting treats for Trick or Treaters, the candy must be pre-wrapped, and we ask that there be no treats with nuts. Other options for treats include pencils, glow sticks, stickers fake tattoos, plastic toys, etc.

Sign up to decorate your trunk here.

When: Friday, October 28, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

SELA Parent Association Meetings
Monthly SELA Parent Association Meetings rotate which location they will be at (Hingham or Norwell), as well as Zoom meetings. Each meeting starts at 7 pm. Check back here for the full details. 
 
October: Tuesday 10/11 – at Norwell (137 Washington St, Norwell)
November: Wednesday 11/19
December: No Meeting
January: Tuesday 1/10
February: Tuesday 2/7
March: Tuesday 3/14
April: Tuesday 4/11
May: Tuesday 5/9

Contact

Feel free to email SEPA with any questions, suggestions, or concerns at selaparentsassociation@gmail.com.