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Parents Association Events

Online Auction

Opens Monday, May 10 at 12 p.m.

The Online Auction is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind items and experiences while supporting Convent & Stuart Hall. Auction items include an exciting selection of Count Me In community events. A link to view auction items and place your bids will be available on this page when the auction opens.

Celebrate Spring - The Great Outdoors

May 14 and May 15, 2021

The Parents Association is excited to invite you to our annual spring fundraiser, Celebrate Spring! This year’s theme will be The Great Outdoors celebrated with an outdoor urban hike and “party pods” in your backyard. Our goal is to create safe spaces for the celebration of your choice, with fun thematic elements for the hike and a virtual live auction to raise funds for our school.

Friday, May 14

In lieu of a luncheon this year, we will host an urban hike on Friday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m. to kick off the weekend outdoors! Join us for a socially distanced hike with coffee, a photobooth, gift bags and other goodies as you enjoy time with other parents in your student’s grade.

Hike times will be staggered by grade starting with kindergarten parents at 8:30 a.m. and ending with Grade 12 parents at 9:30 a.m., so you can spend time with your fellow class parents in the great outdoors!

Hike tickets are sold out.

Please email with any questions.

Saturday, May 15

In lieu of a gala this year, we will host a virtual live auction on Saturday, May 15 at 4 p.m. with real-time bidding from the comfort of your (or a friend’s!) home. Auction items in the past have included luxurious villa rentals, all-inclusive hotel stays and private shopping experiences. We will open up the auction site ahead of the event so you can browse the exciting offers we will have this year.

Your ticket to the event includes access to the live virtual auction as well as a beautifully curated, gourmet picnic basket for your at-home party.

Buy Live Virtual Auction Tickets 

Celebrate Spring Sponsorship

The success of Celebrate Spring is due in large part to generous sponsors of the event, and this year will be no different. All sponsorships include prominent placement of your name(s) or logo throughout the event components, as well as on event communications, and are tax deductible. We have a variety of sponsorship levels available at all different price points. Learn about giving levels and see what comes with your sponsorship [PDF]

Sponsor Celebrate Spring

Sponsorships made on or before Saturday, May 1 will be included in all printed materials.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Picnic Basket Sponsors

Josie and Brian Freckmann

Wine Sponsors

Sarah and Joe Gallo
Jackie and Chris Gallo
Tanya and John Marston

Backcountry Blanket Sponsors

Linda and Tom Coates
Claire and Holden Spaht

Countryside Charcuterie Sponsors for Picnic Baskets

Meeta Patel '92 and Vipul Patel
The Wu Family

Saddle S'mores Sponsors for Picnic Baskets

The Dunleavy Family
Marny and Andrew Homan
The Saffian Family

Outback Outdoor Hike Sponsors

The Hicks Family
The Larsen Family
The Munter-Loomans Family
Leslie and Brendan O'Neil

Alfresco Art From the Heart Sponsors

Rachel Clinnick-Barbagelata and Mark D. Barbagelata
Kirsty Ellis
Jennifer and Sean Jeffries
Saira and Stephen Keane
 Melissa Ault Ricci and Robert Ricci
Susan Greenleaf Whipps and Jeff Whipps

Great Outdoors General Sponsors

The Brentani Family
Ali Sonsini Buttles and Jackson Buttles
Nikki and Jeff Chang
Courtney and Seth Dallaire
Nevena and David Dowdney
Sarah and Joe Gallo
Shari and Jason Jones
The Kaltenbach Family
Jessica and Eric Kosmowski
Emilie and Andy Lynch
The Pirie Family
Leslie Podell
Pam and Jack Preston
Kate and John Sampson
Phoebe and Christopher Schreiber
 Jenny Chung Seeger and Chad Seeger
Lisa and Jeff Smith
Celeen and Jon Stenzler
The Swartz Family
Amanda and Matt Valentino
Abbey and Paul Walker
Tiffany and James Waugh
 Julie and Collin Williams
The Woods Family

Trailhead Teacher Sponsors

The Bayes Family
 Tiffany and Carl Bindoo
The Chapman Family
Linda and Tom Coates
Teri Olle and John Comerford
Courtney and Seth Dallaire
The Dixon Family
Mary Fisher
Bailey and Taylor Flynn
The Gilligan Family
 Ashley and Monty Gray
Maureen Offer and Alex Hanley
Greg Hausler
The Kaltenbach Family
Sarah and Mike Kowalczyk
Freda Kong and Harold Kwan
Jennifer and David Lee
The Toy-Lim Family
Katie and Steve McDermid
Kelley and Josh Myerberg
India Leval and Charlie Ruch
Caroline and Marion Smith III.
Maureen Sullivan
The Swartz Family
The Tu family
Abbey and Paul Walker
The Wolfe Family
The Woods Family
Karla and Ivan Zeitz

Thank You to Our Celebrate Spring Chair and Committee!

Chair: Josie Freckmann

Sarah Anderson
Marie-Claude Appler
Wendy Armstrong
Julia Brentani
Nikki Chang
Maria Chopskie
Sofie Dolan
Jill Lewis Doyle
Bailey Flynn
Erin Fontaine
Jennifer Friedland
Jane Froyd
Sarah Gallo
Ashley Gray
Lauren Haswell
Jessica Hewson
Katie Hicks
Alex Jansen
Laura Kim
Laura Larsen
Jenny Moore
Robyn Packouz
Meeta Patel '92
Joanna Seelbach
Lisa Luna Smith
Justine Williams


The Heart of Art

Saturday, May 8 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

We're excited to kick off our Celebrate Spring festivities with a reimagined Art From the Heart showcase held on our Broadway campus on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Convent & Stuart Hall families are welcome to attend this daylong art-making festival featuring four local Artists in Residence, who will each design a temporary art installation with the support of student apprentices in Grades 8–12.

You and your family are invited to join us for a 30-minute trip around campus, where you will participate in art activities and learn from our visiting artists about their installation and artistic process. Three families can register for each time slot, so we can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians.  

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The Heart of Art highlights include:

On the Horizon by Ana Teresa Fernandez

Ana Teresa Fernandez

On the Horizon is designed to be a temporary and immersive experience in hopes of catalyzing action around climate change — specifically, rising sea levels. Three six-feet tall tubes will be installed in sandboxes on the Highlands basketball court. Ana Teresa and student apprentices will guide guests in filling the tubes with water from the bay as they learn about sea level rise using virtual reality. The tubes will then be displayed in the Belvedere through the month of May. Families will be invited to Ocean Beach on the Summer Solstice for another unveiling of On the Horizon.

Conversations In Ink by Patricia Farinas

Patricia Farinas

A collaborative woven art piece, Conversations In Ink, will be created by weaving strips of synthetic paper that have been painted by students using a variety of bold, colorful inks. The inks are manipulated using various solvents, with blow dryers and heat guns creating a variety of different effects and translucency. Younger students will discover a little about color theory and mixing, while older students can explore what they already know and experiment with mixing and moving the inks. The finished strips will later be woven together into a larger art piece.

Re-Tree by Brian Enright

Brian Enright

Re-Tree invites students to create a large repurposed tree in the Cortile using found firewood and downed trees from recent fires. Using metal brackets, guests will help to grow a collective Re-Tree. The sculpture will then be personalized to the community using branding, sanding and carving.

by Yetunde Olagbaju

Yetunde Olagbaju

Yetunde is interested in using radical vulnerability in exploring events and emotions. Her work spans genres ranging from printing and sculpture to video and performance. For The Heart of Art festival, Yetudne will work with students to create an interactive experience.

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