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REPA Committees

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  • All Sports Boosters

    The All Sports Boosters promote and support Ransom Everglades athletic teams and events. Boosters/Team Parents also assist coaches in planning their team community service (REACH) project and help coordinate snacks, drinks and dinners for the team. Additionally, Boosters host the awards banquets held at the conclusion of the season.

    Committee Chairs
    Ashley Cusack
    Allison Langer
    Suzanne Murphy

  • Auction

    The Auction Fundraiser* is REPA's biggest annual event. Held in either the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. '38 Gymnasium (Ransom Campus) or in the Middle School Gymnasium (Everglades Campus), it brings together the entire RE community for a fun-filled evening to raise funds for student financial aid. Volunteers are needed for gathering auction items, administrative support, soliciting advertising and decorations.

    Auction Acquisitions Chairs
    Nickelle Crowley
    Mary Seabrook

    Auction Technology Chair
    Soledad Awad

    Auction Advertising Chair
    Lauren Funke

    *Net proceeds are restricted to benefit student financial aid including Ransom Everglades Parents’ Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.

  • Book Clubs

    There are two parent book clubs; each club selects a series of books to read each year. The REPA Book Club usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month, and middle and upper school parents are welcomed. The REPALS (parents of alumni) Book Club usually meets on the second Friday of each month, and their meetings are open to the entire RE community.

    Committee Chairs

    REPA Book Club

    Patty Rothstein
    Ligia del Pino-Siblesz
    Florencia Kaczka
    Suzy Vianna

    REPALS Book Club

    Kris Wenzel
    Lori Harvey


  • Breakfast-by-the-Bay

    The Breakfast-by-the-Bay committee organizes the traditional breakfast for parents of seniors in early May, when parents gather to learn about the graduation festivities and celebrate the last month at RE.

    Committee Chairs
    Katie Arriola
    Renee Castillo
    Teresa Dyke

  • Bylaws

    The Bylaws committee prepares all amendments to the REPA Bylaws and oversees other committee actions.

    Committee Chair
    Simone Gumbs

  • Environmental Sustainability

    The Parent Environmental Sustainability Committee's purpose is to support the environmental issues and initiatives of Ransom Everglades faculty and students, created and implemented by the faculty/staff Sustainability Task Force, the middle school student Green Team, and the upper school student Environmental Sustainability Council. Through this parent volunteer committee, the members seek to enable the efforts of the faculty and students through expertise, communications, resources and helping hands so as to advance their environmental causes and efforts.

    Committee Chair
    Kristen Munroe


  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

    The Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon committee organizes a luncheon held at the upper school at the end of the school year to honor the faculty of both campuses. All interested parents are welcome to drop off a dish to be served at the event.

    Committee Chairs
    Courtney Denaro
    Denise Font
    Ana Maria Rego

  • Faculty Friends

    Faculty Friends send out birthday cards to all faculty, staff and administration at the middle and upper schools and provide surprise special treats for the faculty and staff throughout the school year.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Becky McCarron
    Sara Tonarelli

    Upper School
    Elena Leiser
    Daniela Nuñez Bachmann
    Andrea Rodriguez-Russowsky


  • Fine Arts Council

    The Fine Arts Council supports and promotes the arts - including drama, band, dance, visual arts, debate and yearbook - at Ransom Everglades.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Jill Martin

    Upper School
    Nikki Weisburd

  • Holiday Open House

    Volunteers will help with check-in on the day of the event.

    Committee Chairs
    Amy Stokes
    JJ Snow Hansen

  • Hospitality

    The Hospitality committee organizes refreshments for the REPA general membership meetings and such other events as requested by the Executive Committee.

    Committee Chair
    Jane de Cardenas

  • Library

    Members of the Library committee work with the librarians on both campuses on projects designated by the librarians. Library committee members typically sign up for a regular time slot that fits their schedules to volunteer at either the middle or upper school libraries.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Mary Seabrook

    Upper School
    Julie Moxley Carson

  • Middle School Picnic

    The Middle School Picnic takes place during the first semester. It is open to families of all middle school students, and is one of the first opportunities for parents to meet one another. Volunteers are needed to help with the planning, set-up, check-in and clean-up.

    Committee Chairs
    Renata Benedini
    Renae Page
     
  • Multicultural Day

    The Multicultural Day committee plans, organizes and recruits volunteers to host Multicultural Day at the middle school in the spring. All parents are encouraged to bring a dish that represents their culture/heritage, and the middle school students enjoy the dishes during their lunch period.

    Committee Chairs
    Soledad Awad
    Elena Leiser
    Daniela Nuñez Bachmann

  • One Book One Day One School (OBODOS)

    The entire middle school will read the same book and all middle school students will enjoy a day of fun events and activities, incorporating the theme of the book. Volunteers will help with the planning process and volunteer the day of the event.

    Committee Chair
    Kathryn Mustad

     
  • Parent Ambassadors

    The Parent Ambassadors assist the Admission Office with projects as designated by the Admission Director.

    Committee Chair
    Vicky Vega Capote

  • Parent Network

    The Parent Network committee works closely with the counseling department and organizes three meetings per year for the parents of each grade. Parent Network promotes communication and the exchange of ideas on raising adolescents. Parent Network topics focus on social and academic pressures, internet safety and other topics suggested by the counseling department and chairpersons.

    Committee Chairs

    Middle School
    Christine Acosta

    6th-Grade Leaders
    Angelina Kaye
    Suzanne Murphy

    7th-Grade Leaders
    Christine Acosta
    Nickelle Crowley

    8th-Grade Leaders
    Alex Moskovitz
    Patty Rothstein

    Upper School
    Deborah Bienstock 

    9th-Grade Leaders
    Eva Arango
    Deborah Bienstock

    10th-Grade Leaders
    Soledad Awad
    Daniela Nuñez Bachmann

    11th-Grade Leaders
    Kendra Malloy
    Jane de Cardenas

    12th-Grade Leaders
    Deborah Bienstock
    Jana Miller

  • 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 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 REPALS 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.

    Committee Chair
    Suzanne Murphy


  • Senior Send-Off

    Senior Send-Off is a farewell tribute party for seniors and their parents. Senior parent volunteers plan the event and junior parents help run the event.

    Committee Chairs
    Ashley Cusack
    Megan Lykes
    Cindy Munroe

  • This Week @ RE

    Committee Chair
    Rocio Olivencia

REPA Executive Committee Members

President:
President Elect:
VP-Middle School:
VP-Upper School:
VP-Communications:
VP-Councils:
VP-Parents of Alumni:
VP-Technology:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Assistant Treasurer:
Fundraising Co-Chairs:

Vicky Hucks
Allison Holly
Nickelle Crowley
Javier Lugo
Vicky Vega Capote
Abby Zanarini
Suzanne Murphy
Soledad Awad
Eleanor Barnett
Jennifer O'Neill
Nicky Hommen
Lola Pegg
Katharine Rubino

Members At-Large:
Deborah Bienstock
Jill Martin
Memo Sauceda
Amal Tabet
Susan Woolsey

Past Presidents:
Nicole Murray
Melissa Buckner
Bonnie Seipp
Laurie McWilliams
Laura Roberts
Nancy Halula 
Kathy Simko
Lori Harvey
Jill Meland '80
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Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
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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.