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What is the PA?
The Parent Association is an organization of volunteers striving to strengthen the community and serve the school. All parents and guardians of Wellan students are automatically considered part of the PA, because we believe they play an essential role in shaping the experience for each other, for staff, and most importantly, for kids. The PA’s two main priorities—organizing social and community-building events and demonstrating appreciation for Wellan’s talented staff—were chosen in response to parent feedback.

Community Building Events

The PA organizes many community building events throughout the year, including an all-school Thanksgiving Feast for students and staff, Spirit Week, a Scholastic Book Fair, and more!

Each spring, we also organize “Staff Appreciation Week,” a week in which we transform the Community Room with decor, delicious treats, and special gifts for teachers.

Community Service Events

The PA coordinates community service events on weekend days throughout the year. In the past, we have partnered with Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Project Linus, the Kindness Rocks Project, and NewtonServes.

For more information on how to get involved in the PA, contact




   Kara Nemeth, President

   Pontaah Arbtan, Vice President


Committee Chairs

   Karina Ku

   Megan Feinberg   

   Jessica Alfermann

   Sabeena Chacko-Raskin

   Elizabeth Kane

   Robin Bellinger

   Krisla Strand

   Allison Britz

   Jane Epstein

   Sachié Karmacharya


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