Welcome Back to School!
Fri, Aug 20 3:55pm

Dear Parents,

A Warm Welcome!

On behalf of the Parents’ Association of La Scuola (PALS), welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Pre-K parents, I hope you're settling into a routine and your littles are realizing how much fun they get to have at school. K-8 families, welcome back!  We are looking forward to reconnecting with returning families, faculty, and staff, and welcoming and getting to know all of the new additions to the La Scuola family. 


All La Scuola parents are members of PALS and we invite you to explore the opportunities to engage with the school and community that suit your interests and schedule. We welcome your energy, talents, and contributions, so please read and fill out our engagement survey. This survey will introduce various roles and committees and will help us get the right information to interested parents. A positive and close connection between our school and our parents is a strength of La Scuola that we want to continue to carry forward.


Survey: Please take just a few minutes to complete HERE.


Parents like you are critical to the continued success of PALS. Through volunteering, we build a stronger and more vibrant La Scuola community that enhances the educational experiences of our students.


Welcome Picnic and Welcome Coffees

Thank you to those that attended our Welcome Coffees and Picnic.  I hope it was an enjoyable time for all!


Updates and News

Technology and Communication: Please ensure you have downloaded Toddle, Konstella and Procare as those are the main technology apps that will be used to communicate with you this year!  PALS will use Konstella as its primary parent/guardian communication platform and calendar. Please see the attached Konstella Community Communication Guidelines.   


Closing Thoughts

As we embark on a new school year, this one a little more "normal" than the last, we are grateful, and renew our shared commitment to raising and educating brave learners to shape the future. Together we will continue to build a resilient community maintaining traditions where we can and developing new ones that meet the needs of our current time.


I would like to acknowledge how hard La Scuola leadership, teachers, and staff have been working to start the year strong.  Their dedication to our children is remarkable and I am grateful for their tenacity and determination.  


Finally, I’d like to also thank Bridgett Lanza and Heather Dolan, the PALS Co-Chairs for the last three years.  They worked tirelessly to keep our community strong during these unprecedented times.  Their work certainly wasn’t always easy, but it is appreciated.  I have big shoes to fill and am thankful for the paths they’ve paved and for the growth they’ve brought to PALS and La Scuola.  


I'm looking forward to seeing you at many of the upcoming events! Please reach out if I can support you as the school year kicks off.


Niente Senza Gioia!



Melissa Ippolito  (mamma di Clara, Grade 2 and Audrey, Grandissimi)

PALS Chair 2021-2022