Parent involvement is one thing that makes Holy Comforter such a special place for children to grow and learn. Please check out the many opportunities to get involved with Holy Comforter this year! 

Please use this link to sign up for committees.

For further information or questions, please contact:
Heather Brown
PA President 2018-2019 

Parent Association Events

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  • Angels Committee

    HCES is blessed with a network of faithful volunteers who serve those within our school community who are in need of additional support. The Angels quietly provide prayer and care behind the scenes.

    Chair, Amy Hollingsworth
    Email Amy
  • Back to School Ice Cream Social: August 14, 2018

    HCES kicks off the new school year with a family oriented Back-to-School event on campus in the courtyard. This is a very casual event, offering an opportunity for students and families to reconnect and socialize. Additionally, the students have the chance to discover teacher and classroom information.

    Please RSVP to

    Heather Bown, PA President
  • Back to School Coffee: August 15, 2018

    Time to celebrate!

    After dropping your children off on the first day of school, stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee with fellow parents in the school courtyard. Coffee will be served from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Heather Brown, PA President 
    Email Heather

  • Book Fair

    Twice each year, in the Fall and in the Spring, HCES experiences the literary excitement of the week long Scholastic Book Fair! During these two weeks the HCES Library is transformed into a reader’s dream, and the children race to make their selections. Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down the book displays, as well as serve on shifts in the Library during the week.

    This school year the Fall Book Fair will be held Monday, October 15, 2018 - Friday October 19, 2018 and the Spring Book Fair will be held on Monday April 1, 2019 - Friday April 5, 2019.

    Kristin Krizner, Co Chair
    Email Kristin

    Stephanie McKee, Co Chair
    Email Stephanie
  • Box Tops & Easy Money

    There are several ways HCES can receive easy money!

    Loraine Zaidan, Chair
    Email Loraine
    Box Tops for Education
    Holy Comforter receives 10¢ for every Box Tops coupon. Box Top labels can be found on hundreds of products such as Cheerios®, Betty Crocker®, Juicy Juice®, Ziploc®, Kleenex®, Hefty® and more! Just cut off the Box Top label and turn them into the front office.

    Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education
    Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands for over 30 years. Turn in your Campbell’s Soup labels to the front office so that Holy Comforter may benefit from this program.
    Did you know that Holy Comforter can benefit when you shop online?! When you register with iGive and name Holy Comforter as your school of choice, a portion of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated back to the school. There are over 700 stores on the iGive network, and below is a list of some of the stores currently participating. Register today ad start shopping!

    A Pea in the Pod
    Ann Taylor
    Apple Store and iTunes
    Babies ‘R Us
    Best Buy
    Delta Airlines
    Discover Card
    ESPN Shop
    Flower Store
    Harry and David
    Hilton Hotels
    Kate Spade
    Land’s End
    Linen’s n Things
    Motherhood Maternity
    Office Depot
    Old Navy
    Pottery Barn
    Pottery Barn Kids
    Saks Fifth Avenue
    Toys ‘R Us
    Verizon Wireless
    West Marine
    William Sonoma

  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week: April 29-May 3, 2019

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is held each year in the Spring, and it is an opportunity for the HCES families to show our love, admiration, and respect for our incredible teachers and staff. During this week a variety of meals and treats are planned for the faculty and staff, and volunteers are needed to assist with food, decorations and set up.

    Jackie Russo, Chair
    Contact Jackie
  • Faculty and Staff Cookie Exchange: December 12, 2018

    Teacher and Staff Cookie Exchange is held each December. It is an opportunity for the HCES families spoil our incredible teachers and staff with some (sweet) holiday cheer! Volunteers are needed to bake/purchase cookies, brownies, sweet treats, and set up for this event.

    Sara Patterson, Chair
  • Fall Festival: October 19, 2018

    Fall Festival is a treasured family favorite on the HCES campus, and each year hundreds flock to this festive event! The HCES courtyard is transformed with games, bounce houses, face painting, arts & crafts and much, much more! It is an outstanding afternoon of family fun and we hope you will join us this year in the HCES courtyard!

    Join us Friday, October 19 from 5pm-8pm! Family passes are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event.

    Purchase tickets here!

    Can you contribute to this year's Cake Walk? Click here! 

    T-Shirts will be on sale beginning October 15th at drop-off and pick-up. $10 each. 
    Chair, Alexis Lambert
    Email Alexis
  • Daddy Daughter Dance: February 22, 2019

    Fathers grab your daughters and get ready to hit the dance floor! The HCES Daddy/Daughter Dance is a whirlwind of activity, and a precious opportunity for the dads to trip the light fantastic with their girls...if they can catch them...on the dance floor! Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, set up and chaperoning. This year the dance will be held on Friday, February 22.

    Sara Bayliss, Chair
    Contact Sara
  • Gala: March 9, 2019

    The annual Gala is the PA’s largest fundraiser of the year and consists of an evening of dinner, dancing, silent & live auction and more. The event would not be possible each year without our gracious sponsors and donors. Numerous volunteers work to make the night a success.

    Gala will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019

    All proceeds from Gala 2019 will benefit new campus facility projects and endowment funds.

    Brandi Brown, Chair
    Email Brandi
  • Grandpeople's Day: November 20, 2018

    Grandpeople’s Day 2018 will be Tuesday, November 20th. Invitations will be sent home for the LS students to give to their “grandperson” for this very special event!

    Grandpeople are special at HCES and students look forward to having these individuals visit campus each year. Students in grades PK3-8th grade welcome the special visitors for a day of student performances and classroom visits for refreshments and special activities with the students.

    Schedule of Events
    PK3-Grade 1: 9:00-10:00 AM Program in the Student Center
    Grades 2-5: 10:00-11:00 AM Program in the Student Center
    Middle School (Grades 6-8): 11:15-11:45 AM Chapel Program in the Student Center

    Katherine Boland, Chair
  • Homeroom Parents

    Each individual classroom in the Lower School has Homeroom Parents to assist and support the teachers. Opportunities for signing up for this position occur during Open House. Look for the sign-up sheets in your child’s classroom.

    Courtney Whitis, VP of Volunteers & Homeroom Parent Coordinator
  • May Day Celebration: May 3, 2019

    In the beginning of May, the HCES courtyard comes alive with billowing colorful ribbons streaming from May Poles! If you pass by the courtyard in these beginning May days you will spot 5th graders practicing for the traditional May Day celebration. Volunteers are needed to assist with practices, as well as providing and serving refreshments during the May Day event.

    Chair, Kristi Leger
    Email Kristi
  • Middle School Events

    Middle School Dances
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Friday, February 8, 2019
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Middle School Cookouts
    Friday, October 5 2018
    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Please contact Corinna Strayer, MS Vice President, with any questions or if you would like to volunteer. 
  • Mother/Son Night of Fun: April 5, 2019

    Get ready boys, because HCES has a fun event for the mothers and sons of our Lower school! Volunteers will be needed for set up and take down of the event, decorations, refreshments and chaperoning.

    Rosetta Efthim, Chair
  • New Family Shepherds

    HCES provides our new families with their own “Shepherd” to guide them through their first year on our campus. The Shepherd will be responsible for making contact with their assigned new family throughout the year, in order for this family to feel they are becoming a successfully integrated part of the Holy Comforter community.

    Jennifer Blalock, Lower School Chair
    Email Jennifer

    Krista Cayer, Middle School Chair
    Email Krista
  • Faculty and Staff Luncheons

    Members of the Faculty and Staff Lunches Committee hosts the three lunches held during Teacher Planning Days during the year, as well as the holiday Cookie Exchange for the faculty and staff. Volunteers are needed for set up, clean up and some food preparation.

    Teacher Luncheon Chairs:

    August 13, 2018 Chairs: Michelle Hewitt & Farra Noel
    Email Michelle
    Email Farra

    October 12, 2018 Chairs: Needed

    January 7, 2019 Chairs: Stephanie Ellis & Karen Haber
    Email Stephanie
    Email Karen

  • Uniform Exchange

    HCES families have the opportunity to donate their “like new” uniforms, as well as swap and/or purchase for $1 other previously donated uniforms through the seasonal Uniform Exchange.

    Frances Merritt, Chair

2017-2018 Parent Association Officers

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