Parents Association & Parents Council
The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.
The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.
Parents Bulletin Board
The Durham Academy Used Book Sale and Bake Sale was a huge success, with thousands of books finding homes with appreciative readers and about $13,000 raised for Parents Association! The funds raised will make a tangible difference in the lives of students and teachers — by supporting student enrichment events, faculty wish list items, schoolwide community-building events, capital initiatives and faculty endowment initiatives, just to name a few.
The Parents Association Used Book Sale chairs — Ann Brooks, Susan Honore and Sarah Schulz — and Bake Sale chairs — Kelly Jernigan and Harriet Putman — wish to thank everyone who pitched in to make the fundraiser such a success, from the "wonderful team of cheerful, hard-working parent volunteers" and the many community members who donated books and provided "lots of donations of baked goods and drinks, much appreciated by students," to the "fantastic help from DA's buildings and grounds team, especially Middle School maintenance foreman Gary Brichford."
- Books collected from the community: Over 13,000
- Books given to faculty and staff: Over 1,000
- Funds raised for DA over the course of our three sales (including Preschool and Middle School "mini book sales") this year: $13,000
- Books donated to local nonprofits working to encourage reading in under-served communities: Over 1,300
- Smiles on the faces of students finding their book treasures and enjoying their treats: Priceless