WELCOME to Wakefield High School, home of the Warrior Nation.
We are happy to have you and your family as part of our community. We are the PTSA – Parent/Guardian-Teacher/Staff-Student Association, and we would love for you to join us for the 2022-2023 school year! Your membership dues and No Sweat Fundraiser donations help support the Wakefield Community by funding teacher grants, staff appreciation events, community engagement and more.
- If you are a freshman family or a new family to Wakefield (or Arlington), please visit the Resources for New Families page the PTSA has put together.
- To understand how to get connected, please visit our Get Connected page. Messages are frequently sent through our PTSA-Boosters listserv – the Principal, counseling staff, activities director and our college counselor use this listserv as a primary means of communication. We communicate often, but are pretty good about putting the subject in the header so you can ignore information you don’t need or want. We also engage parents through robocalls (mostly second language parents) and APS SchoolTalk messages.
Your PTSA: A Parent-Teacher-STUDENT Association
We are are not just a regular Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at Wakefield but a PTSA – the “S” stands for students. At every PTSA meeting this year, we invited students to speak with us about their activities, initiatives and concerns. It is a great way for us all to connect with our high school students, hear what is important to them and be sure we are meeting their needs. Come join us!
Become a Member!
Visit our online membership form to sign up for the 2022-23 academic year. It takes five minutes to fill out the form and join. When you join for $15 per family (fee for teachers is $10), you help fund teacher grants, staff appreciation, meetings with special speakers and other PTSA-led initiatives. With your support, last year we awarded $5,000 in teacher grants which supported enriching activities for Wakefield students! At checkout you’ll have the option of adding an additional donation, in any amount.
Judith Davis — President
Jenny Roahen Rizzo — Secretary
Jen Purcell — Secretary
Bobby Crider — Treasurer
Mary Fisher Murray — VP of Fundraising
OPEN — VP of Programs
Lyzbeth Monard — VP of Diversity
Cicely Whitfield — VP of Diversity
Tamara Gelboin, CCPTA Representatives
Christine Lively — Teacher Liaison
( * subject to change)
Meetings are held in person and virtually
Translation is provided (Spanish and Amharic)
Monday, October 17, 7:00 pm
Monday, November 14, 7:00 pm
Monday, December 12, 7:00 pm
Monday, January 9, 7:00 pm
Monday, February 13, 7:00 pm