Tampa Prep Parents Alliance (TPPA)

Tampa Prep Parents Alliance (TPPA) fosters camaraderie among parents, provides volunteer support to the School, and serves as a liaison between the School and parents. Our mission is to promote the welfare of Tampa Prep and to foster a spirit of friendship and community among the parents. Our goal is to bring parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff together to help build a better and more vibrant Tampa Prep community. All parents are encouraged to actively participate in TPPA-sponsored committees and events. We know that the involvement and commitment of our parents are vital to Tampa Prep's success.

GRADE LEVEL REPRESENTATIVES:

6th Grade: Joan Labarta, Wendy Porter, Melissa Renninger
7th Grade: Faith Alexander, Teri Bennati, Tiffany DeMarcay
8th Grade: Ticiana Burdge, Juli Capella, Stephanie Tannenbaum
9th Grade: Kim Foley, Barbara Prasse, Andrea Steiner
10th Grade: Jeanne Doney, Lisha Harris, Carol Hendrix
11th Grade: Danette Capitano, Christy McGeachy, Ruth Weisenborn
12th Grade: Rosy Lowenkron, Pamela Ross, Margarite Solomon

You can reach a TPPA Board member via our email address at parents@tampaprep.org or contact TPPA President Ashley Roberts Isé at NatalinCay@gmail.com. Contact Moon Mills, Middle School Coordinator at moon@Yumasol.com or Laurie Winters, Upper School Coordinator at mccally@aol.com.

Meetings

Executive Board Meetings
Tampa Prep Parents Alliance (TPPA) Executive Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at school from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Interested in attending? Email TPPA President Ashley Roberts Isé at natalincay@gmail.com.

Grade Level Events

Upper School students in each grade will enjoy a special lunch once per semester during the regular lunch hour, courtesy of TPPA. ALL upper school parents from that grade will be invited to participate in organizing these events.

Middle School students will enjoy a lunch and a treat each semester during the regular lunch hour, courtesy of TPPA. Parents are invited via email to come in to set up, serve and clean up.

Parent social gatherings for each grade level are planned periodically throughout the year. Attendees gather for lunch or coffee at a convenient location near school. Various days and times are selected to accommodate a variety of schedules. All parents in each grade receive an email invitation. Parent socials are also posted on the Tampa Prep website calendar for quick reference and are listed in the regular weekly electronic newsletter.

Special Interest Groups

Parents Alliance sponsors and facilitates several informal special interest groups for Prep parents. Participation in each group is fluid, and new members are always welcome. You may come to all or only some of the meetings as your schedule allows. For more information on any of the groups listed below, to indicate you’d like to participate in a group, and/or to get on that group's email list, please contact parentsalliance@tampaprep.org.

Book Club
Tampa Prep Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at 2:00 p.m. in the large conference room at school. We like to read a wide variety of books and are open to new and exciting suggestions. Our discussions are always animated, particularly when we disagree about the merits of a book! And, as always, people are welcome to come even if they haven't read the book.

International Parents
Join this informal group of International parents who meet monthly at a Prep family home for coffee. Get acquainted, share cultures and learn more about what goes on at Tampa Prep.

Outings Group
Explore the cultural riches and natural beauty of the Tampa Bay area while making new friends. Outing destinations will vary and may include visiting a local museum, biking, kayaking, or exploring the Tampa River Walk. Suggestions for activities are always welcome. Outings often end by going out to lunch (optional, of course, if you only have limited time).

Terrapin Dads
It’s great to be a Tampa Prep Terrapin Dad! Why let Terrapin Moms have all the fun? Here’s your opportunity to meet other TP dads for socializing (not fund-raising) in casual, informal, no-strings-attached gatherings. We meet once per semester for social events, and we also organize tailgates from time to time to coincide with sporting events at Prep.

TPPA FORMS

TPPA BOARD 17-18

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Ashley Roberts Isé
Treasurer: Megan Feindt
Secretary: Susan Dentinger
Communications: Amanda Clark
Upper School Coordinator: Laurie Winters
Middle School Coordinator: Moon Mills

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Hospitality: Dionna Doss & Lisa Peaslee
Faculty Appreciation: Susan Forsyth
Parent Education Committee (PEC): Rachel MacCormack & Lisa Reins
Fall Family Barbecue: Pattie Schreiber & Mary Warram
Community Service (US): Dana MacDonald
End of the Year BBQ: Fran Silva

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Book Club: Bonnie Elozory
International Parents: Pascale Durand & Disa Gudmundsdottir
Terrapin Dads: Mark Mills
Outings: TBD