What is the Shlenker Parents Association?

The Shlenker Parents Association (SPA) is a volunteer group of parents, teachers, and administrators working together to create a better school and educational experience for our children.

SPA Mission

The mission of the Shlenker Parents Association (SPA) is to advance the partnership between the Early Childhood and Elementary parents, teachers, and administrators. The SPA'S volunteer-driven operations aim to augment the education of every child, promote Shlenker's programs and special events, and foster the spirit of our school community members.

What Does SPA Do?

The Shlenker Parents Association supports the school in a multitude of ways. SPA sponsors several activities and programs that benefit and enrich classroom learning as well as coordinate family and community events. SPA offers an assortment of fundraising programs throughout the school year so that SPA can contribute valuable dollars to The Shlenker School’s annual budget. Last year, SPA contributed over $35,000 to the School. The SPA also facilitates and coordinates the Annual Book Fair to raise money for the School library.

SPA Events

  • Elementary Field Day
  • Elementary Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
  • Early Childhood Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
  • Back to School Blast
  • Family Science Night

SPA Services and Support

  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Room Parents
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Challah for Early Childhood and Elementary Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Challah Delivery
  • Spirit Day T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Bulletin Boards
  • Uniform Exchange
  • Recycling
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Shabbat Boxes
  • Helping Hands
  • Birthday Book Club
  • Volunteer Day


SPA Fundraising Activities

  • Membership Dues
  • Consumer Rebates
  • Box Tops
  • Carnival
  • Book Fair
  • Family Fun Nights

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities that fit any schedule. Volunteers are vital to the success of our School and are always needed. Please know that any amount of time spent volunteering is truly appreciated and makes a huge difference.


2019-20 SPA Board

Executive Board:

President Jayme Schlackman
President-Elect Jennifer Leventhal
Vice President
 Lea Radom
Vice President Lindsay Schmulen
Vice President Amanda McIngvale
Vice President Samantha Lee
Vice President Sari Groen
Marketing Edie Efron
Recording Secretary Stephanie Layne
Corresponding Secretary Kathryn Paine
Treasurer Jennie Buxbaum
Past President Sarah Williams

Committee Chairs:

Birthday Book Club Kristin de Aldecoa
Birthday Celebrations Adrienne Scott
Book Fair
Stephanie Layne, Rachel Miller, Kim Wexler, and Megan Uzick
Bulletin Boards Alli Feinstein and Allison Feldman
Carnival Laura Curry and Abby Hemstreet
Cash Back Program TBA
Celebrity Reader Abby Hemstreet
Challah Delivery TBA
Family Fun Experience Julie Blumberg, Stacey Beer, Jacklyn Silverman, Rene Raizen, and Jennifer Frachtman
Field Day Marcus Litofsky and Mikkel Levine
Elementary Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Sarah Carter and Amanda Rubenstein
Early Childhood Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Nicole Dobbs, Jessica Palans, Stacy Beer, and Julie Blumberg
Gratitude Luncheon TBA
Green Initiatives Miriam Grinshtein and Ileya Grossman
Helping Hands TBA
Hospitality Jessica Segal
Meet the Teacher Social Stephanie Mitchell and Anna Schleicher
Judaica Sandye Fertman and Lisa Schwarz
Kabbalat Shabbat TBA
Yearbook Memory Pages
 Candace Sherman
Shabbat Boxes TBA
Spirit Shirt Jennie Buxbaum and Edie Efron
Staff Appreciation Leah Abrams
Tu B'Shevat TBA
Uniform Exchange/Lost & Found TBA
Volunteer Coordinator Bari Fishel
Volunteer Day Dara Frankel



Upcoming Events

Shlenker Family Fun Mega-Day

August 21-23: BooHoo/Yahoo at the lobby coffee bar right after dropping off your children - Have a nosh and celebrate the beginning of the school year!
September 12: Elementary Open House
September 19: Early Childhood Open House
September 25-27: Book Fair
October 23: Volunteer Day
November 1: Field Day/Boosterthon
November 22: Elementary Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day
January 17: Early Childhood Donuts with Dads and Special Friends
January 24: Elementary Pancake Breakfast
February 28: Early Childhood Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day
March 5: Night of the Arts
March 25: Volunteer Day
May 3: Carnival
May 8: Early Childhood Muffins with Moms
May 13: Musical