Cougar Community
The mission of the Parents’ Association is to promote and foster the well-being and continued advancement of Collegiate. We are comprised of all parents and guardians of Collegiate students as well as all faculty, administration and members of the Board of Trustees dedicated to the future of our children at Collegiate.

Our primary goal is to bring parents together in order to build and strengthen community. We provide opportunities for parents to meet, volunteer and get involved, while generating enthusiasm and excitement for all aspects of Collegiate.

Our secondary goal is fundraising. We do this through several schoolwide events such as Cougar Pawlooza, Cougar Holiday Express and Village Green Fair. The funds raised are directed toward the continued advancement of our School. All parents are welcomed, needed and encouraged to volunteer and be advocates for Collegiate's excellence.

Commonly Asked Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I become a member of the Parents' Association (PA)?

    All parents and guardians of Collegiate students as well as all faculty, administration and members of the Board of Trustees are automatically members of the Parents' Association. There are no membership fees or dues associated with the PA.
  • How can I get involved?

    The PA is a dynamic organization thanks to the participation of so many volunteers. PA members are encouraged to participate by logging in to the Parents' Association Resource Board to check out the many fun and rewarding ways to contribute your time and talents. With our easy-to-use sign-up page, you can request a reminder email and review and edit your choices anytime throughout the year.
  • Whom should I contact if I have more questions about the PA?

    Please contact our Parents' Association President, Katherine Adamson, at
  • How can I support the Parents' Association through Shopper's Rewards and Box Tops?

    Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy! Just shop at Kroger, use your Kroger Plus Card (or AltId) and they will send a check to the Collegiate PA each quarter. To sign up for Kroger Community Rewards, login to your Kroger account and under the Community Rewards section, select Collegiate School, organization number BU820. For more information visit 

    Publix Partners lets you support your school when buying groceries for the family! Participating is easy. Simply sign up for a account, click Publix Partners and select Collegiate School as your designated school. Then enter your phone number every time you check out, that’s it! helps online retailers support non-profit organizations like Collegiate. To earn donations for Collegiate, go to or download the app to your phone and create your account. With only 50 members supporting Collegiate this way, our school has received more than $1,000 since we joined this program. Imagine how much more we could earn with a larger participation! 

    Amazon Smile: Everybody shops at Amazon, right? Amazon’s charitable foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases on their site to the charitable organization of your choice. Just start by going to and select The Collegiate School. You can still use your current Amazon account. 

    Box Tops: Collegiate is partnering with General Mills’ program Box Tops for Education. Simply download the mobile app and scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase. There are many non-traditional items that qualify. You may also clip Box Tops off of participating items and turn them in at designated areas around School – Upper, Middle and Lower School front desks, The Cougar Shop and the Business Office. Each Box Top is a $0.10 donation to the school! You can download the Box Tops for Education app here.

    For more information on any of these programs, please contact Patty Chang, Parents' Association Treasurer, at
Parent involvement at Collegiate is an invaluable component of our School that helps foster our inclusive community, supports our teachers and staff and builds connections with each other. This year, I hope you’ll join me in supporting the Parents’ Association. Our volunteer opportunities include a range of on-campus experiences while also offering options to participate in fundraising efforts with our Special Events and Village Green Fair. Being on campus and sharing your time generously shows our students the importance of giving back to our School community. Please contact me if you want to get involved or have any ideas to further enhance our support for Collegiate.
Karen Berson P ’23 ’25
Parents’ Association
2022-23 President