Patriot Parent Association
The PPA (Patriot Parent Association) is a volunteer organization for parents and guardians of Stevenson High School students that provides fundraising and programming for student-related activities at school.
Support the PPA
Stevenson Parents – are you interested in volunteering with the PPA? Get involved in the PPA with the Bake Sale, Staff Hospitality, Treat Day or Freshman Mixer committees. Sign up today!
Families can donate anytime to our Bake Sales throughout the year!
Your contribution to the PPA supports the following in either time (volunteering) or financial support:
- Odyssey fine arts festival
- Freshman Mixer and Senior Class Party
- Bake sales
- Administration wish list items
- Mini-buses for student transportation to events, games and field trips
- Free Cookie and Treat Days for the students
- Staff hospitality breakfast and lunches
- School-wide directory app for mobile devices and tablets
Another perk of being a PPA member is that you are welcome to attend our meetings, in which Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell, Principal Troy Gobble or another member of Stevenson’s administration will be in attendance to share information on current and upcoming events at the school.
Did you forget to join the PPA during registration? Sign-ups are active year-round via Infinite Campus.
2023-24 Meeting Dates
Meetings will be held in the Principal’s Conference Room at 7:30pm.
August 15, 2023
September 5, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 28, 2023
February 6, 2024
April 2, 2024
May 14, 2024
Finally, by showing your support as a PPA member at Stevenson, you will ultimately help shape your student’s high school experience.
Patriot Parent Association (PPA): 2023-24
- Rani Dabbs
- Mara Lewis
- Michelle Factor (Volunteers)
- Sandhya Mantha (Volunteers)
- Jamie Ferstein (Membership Toolkit)
- Laura Jutovsky
- Lindley Caldwell
Public Relations Secretary
- Aziza Ahmed
Freshman Class Reps
- Barbara Algarin
- Hemanth K. Georega Baburao
- Sudhir Nune
- Arti Sharma
- Jennifer Warren
Sophomore Class Reps
- Susan Bar
- Dr. Raj Dhodda
- Sangeeta Shah
- Sushama Reddy
Junior Class Reps
- Andrea McCann
- Mary Basani
- Radha Kaipa
- Tanya Zivin
Senior Class Reps
- Michelle Factor
- Pei Kenning
- Susan Bacher
- Peihong Kenning
- Swapna Allampati
- Soma Mukherjee
- Cheryl Sturt
Guidebooks & Fundraising
- Lindley Caldwell
- Natalie Frobish
- Shraddha Agrawal
- Minah Hall
- Beth Harrington
- Dawn Vollers
Student Treat/Cookie Days
- Amy Au Calabrese
- Teresa Nagrani
- Mary Basani
- Florence Lee
- Margie Roman
- Zeny Salimullah
- Arti Sharma
- Vicki Stencel
- Peggy Taborek
- Belvelyn Wong
Current list of PPA Committees and Responsibilities
All class representatives, in addition to the duties listed below, are expected to follow their class throughout their four years at Stevenson and to eventually take a lead role in the Senior Class Party.
All committee chairpersons are requested to actively attend the general meetings and volunteer for PPA-related events.
Freshmen Class Representatives
Coordinate throughout the year with the Freshman Class Board and teacher representatives for Homecoming and Winterfest “Dec the Halls” activities. Organize along with the FMP’s and Student Activities the Freshman Mixer Dance in August, including arranging parent volunteers (with help from the PPA Volunteer Coordinator).
Sophomore Class Representatives
Coordinate throughout the year with the Sophomore Class Board teacher representatives for Homecoming and Winterfest Dec the Halls activities.
Junior Class Representatives
Coordinate throughout the year with the Junior Class Board and teacher representatives for Homecoming and Winterfest Dec the Halls activities. Shadow and support the Senior Class Representatives to understand and learn the requirements for the next year as Senior Class Representatives.
Senior Class Representatives
Coordinate throughout the year with the Senior Class Board and teacher representatives for Homecoming and Winterfest Dec the Halls activities. Coordinate and manage the Senior Class Party event held at the end of the school year; included but not limited to pre-sales and bus assignments. Also coordinate with Stevenson's assistant principal of operations and/or the director of facilities. Attend the Senior Class Party as a representative of the PPA.
Conduct bake sales throughout the year to raise money for continued support of PPA events and programs.
Coordinate and confirm the order quantity of the student guidebook and distribution. Coordinate and schedule volunteers for orientation days and track sales. Identify and coordinate other fundraising events that may arise during the school year.
Organize teacher breakfasts or lunches in August and May (during Teacher Appreciation Week) including shopping for food, set-up, serving and clean up.
Student Treat/Cookie Days
Organize multiple Treat Days throughout the year for students on Homecoming Friday, Winterfest Friday, Spring Fling Friday and the week before Winter Break. Coordinate and schedule volunteers for treat distribution in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons.
Patriot Parent Association must use these guidelines for any PPA money matters:
- Please contact the Co-Treasurers at least three days prior to funds being needed for a cash box. For all requests, fill out the Request for Cash and Cashbox form.
- Deposits of all fundraising revenue occurring on school premises must be deposited before leaving the building. Please see the information below regarding deposits.
- Please contact the Co-Treasurers before making any purchases. The PPA has a P-card and Sam’s Club card which allows our volunteers to make tax-exempt purchases. To use these cards, please contact the Co-Treasurers at least one week prior to the date the purchase will be made. A PPA P-card is required to pay for purchases and the money will be directly deducted from our bank account. You will need to return both cards promptly after your purchase and complete a P-card Purchase summary and submit that and your receipts.
- The PPA uses Stevenson’s sales tax-exempt number. Please contact the Co-Treasurers for a copy of the tax-exempt form and present it to the vendor for any PPA purchases. Please use the tax-exempt form only for PPA purchases.
Receipts are needed for all reimbursements. Please use the PPA Request for Payment Form to request a reimbursement. You need to submit the form back to the Co-Treasurers, who will then approve and submit the information to the School Operations Office. You may choose to have the reimbursement mailed to you or you may pick it up at Stevenson. Contact the Co-Treasurers for more information.
In the event that cash is spent during an event, please submit documentation along with the PPA Request for Payment Form. Do not pay for supplies/bills from a cash box.
Contact the Co-Treasurers for deposit envelopes or you can use your own secure envelope that must include this detailed information:
- The date
- Received of - your name
- Collected for - include PPA and your event/committee
- Total included in the envelope (count bills and checks only, it is not necessary to count coins). All checks should be made payable to Stevenson PPA.
Return deposits using the required envelope either to the PPA the Co-Treasurers or drop the sealed envelope in one of the school lock boxes located at the door to the Patriot Superstore in the Wood Commons, the custodial door by the Recital Hall in the Glass Commons, or the door inside the School Operations Office (Room 2426).
Please contact our Co-Treasurers if you have any questions regarding PPA funds.
The PPA has several opportunities for you to volunteer and be part of the Stevenson community. See the list of PPA volunteer opportunities below. If you are interested in volunteering at Stevenson High School in any capacity, please visit the Volunteer at SHS webpage for more information and complete the Volunteer Sign Up Form.
Once in the volunteer database, you will receive requests from PPA leaders via email based on your interests. If the request is something that you are able to help with, please respond to receive more information.
To ensure the safety of students and staff, we require all volunteers to complete a background check. This is free to volunteers but must be renewed every four years. Results of the background check are kept confidential and remain on file at the District 125 Administration Center.
PPA Volunteer Positions
This dance is usually held the first Friday evening of the school year. Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, snacks and chaperoning the event.
Homecoming and Winterfest Week Festivities
Two days during the weeks of Homecoming and Winterfest are "Dec the Halls." Students decorate their class’ assigned halls throughout the school. Parents are needed to help organize and put up decorations.
Parents are needed to bring in treats for the PPA bake sales which occur bi-monthly. Volunteers are also needed to set up and sell the treats to students.
Staff Hospitality - Teacher Appreciation Meals
The PPA provides a Welcome Back to School breakfast for the staff in August and a lunch in May during Teacher Appreciation Week. Volunteers are needed to help bake, buy, cut-up fruit and serve.
Student Treat/Cookie Days
Multiple times a year, the PPA provides these goodies for the students and staff. Parents are needed to distribute the cookies and treats.
Volunteers are needed to work the PPA table at this event in March, assisting parents who are new to Stevenson.
PPA members are given access to the Stevenson High School Directory. The directory provides a complete list of Stevenson students and families. The app provides email addresses, cell and landline numbers, home addresses, and allows you to click on an address and get directions. It's a great resource for parents and students alike.
Reminder: The Stevenson High School Directory is a service of the PPA and is available solely for the convenience of parents, staff, and students of Stevenson High School. This directory is not to be used for solicitation or for commercial use for any purpose.