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Parents' Association



Ransom Everglades Parents' Association (REPA)

Current parents and the parents of alumni are involved in almost every aspect of life at Ransom Everglades.

As you can see from the list of standing committees, we offer volunteer opportunities for every interest and degree of availability.

If you’re new to Ransom Everglades or have never been involved with REPA before, please consider joining us. Ask any member, REPA is fun with a purpose and the next best thing to being a student here.

The REPA office is located on the Ransom campus:

3575 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

REPA Events & Meetings

List of 3 events.

  • Dec
    12

    Alumni/REPA Holiday Party

    Chairman of the Board Andrew L. Ansin ’81 and Head of School Penny Townsend invite parents and alumni to the annual Holiday Celebration. The event will take place on the Everglades Campus Quad. Help spread the holiday cheer! Guests are encouraged to bring a gift card or unwrapped toy for children ages 12 and under to donate to those in need. All items will be donated to Centro Mater in Downtown Miami.

    RSVP here or to evaldes@ransomeverglades.org by December 9.
    Everglades Campus
  • Dec
    13

    REPALs/US Book Club

    The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  • Jan
    8

    RE Book Club MS/US

    The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition by Gary Zukav
    Head of School House
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Parents of Alumni (PALS)

Parents of Alumni provides opportunities to remain an active part of the Ransom Everglades community.

Is your child in college but you still want to be a part of the Ransom Everglades community? Did your child graduate years ago and you miss the camaraderie of the parents you met through RE?

Then, join PALS. We meet to continue our friendships, discuss parenting issues, make care packages for our children, attend the RE Book Club, keep informed through RE-sponsored lectures, and partake in other fun events. Contact REPA if you would like to be notified of upcoming PALS events.

Contact Suzanne Murphy, Vice President - PALS, with suggestions for an event, questions about an upcoming event, or to host an event.

CONTACT US

Nicole Murray 
REPA President

Suzanne Murphy
Vice President - Parents of Alumni (PALS)

305 460 8860         
REPA@ransomeverglades.org

INTERVIEW WITH A BORN VOLUNTEER: DONNA THOMAS-JONES

Q.  What kinds of things do you volunteer for?

DT-J:  The Fund for Ransom Everglades, book sales, the auction, Breakthrough Miami, swimming, water polo, whatever needs doing.

Q.  Have you been volunteering long?

DT-J:  For six years—and I’m not going to stop!

Q.  Do you get to choose what you work on or are there assignments?

DT-J:  You choose. And it can be for whatever amount of time you have available: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or all day.  

Q.  What’s the biggest benefit you get from volunteering at RE?

DT-J:  The chance to participate in your child’s school life. You get to share the experience and stay well-informed. You work beside wonderful people, you learn--there are so many benefits.

Q.  Do you know many of the parents before you began to volunteer?

DT-J:  I really didn’t know anyone, so volunteering was a great opportunity to meet people.

Q.  Would you recommend volunteering to any new parent?

DT-J:  Yes, but it really helps if you’re a people person, someone who enjoys meeting and working with others. Not everyone likes that. But if you have an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will love the work.

Q.  Any advice for a would-be volunteer?

DT-J:  Just this: always give it your best. Whatever the job, I give it everything I can. I want the work to count. Ransom Everglades deserves our best.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.