Fairfield Warde High School PTA
The PTA is a machine that's fueled by the energy and participation of our volunteers. We have so many ways in which you can help - from jobs that take an hour to year-round positions.

By supporting the PTA with your time, you are investing in making the FWHS community a better place for your child, your child's educators, and your fellow FWHS families.

"One & Done" Volunteer Information

Throughout the school year, there will be a number of volunteer opportunities that do not require you to chair a committee, but where you are asked to lend a quick hand and volunteer some of your time or contribute in another way. We will be using the sign-up feature on MySchoolAnywhere as much as possible to make signing-up super convenient and to present all opportunities in one spot as they become available. Personalized sign-up links are periodically sent to the Warde Community, but you can also click here to access all currently open FWHS PTA volunteer opportunities. Make sure to bookmark your personal link and check back often for opportunities.

Committee Chairs, please be in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator to add your volunteer sign-up requests.


“Only a life lived for others is worth living." - Albert Einstein

Please review our open positions for the 2019-2020 school year and consider volunteering.

If you are able to fill one of these positions, please contact the PTA directly via email, fwhspta@gmail.com.  Thank you.


Executive Board

President - Pooja Garg, poojaanan@yahoo.com

Co-President - Sandra Zeigler, s.zeigler@hotmail.com

President-Elect- OPEN

Past-President - Karen Secrist, karensecrist6@gmail.com

Treasurer - Carlotta Leung, carlottaleung@optimum.net

Secretary - Kim Driscoll, krd180@gmail.com

Communications Team

Contact Info Database Admin & Directory - Reini Knorr

Email Distributions/Blast - Lynn Shavinsky  

Website Manager - Kitti Fisher-Borgatti

Membership - Reini Knorr

Volunteer Facilitator - Krista Dougherty

Bylaws - OPEN (may need to review & update based on CT-PTA revisions)

Fundraising Team (Leader: Treasurer)

Flea Markets - OPEN

Flea Market Signs - OPEN (volunteer assistants)

Affiliation Programs: Stop & Shop and Shop-Rite - Krista Dougherty

Spiritwear - Kate Meyer & Tara Garrett

Caring From The Heart (gift card donation program) - Suzanne Francis

Open Hope Dinner (monthly) - Karen Carelli

Next Street Driving School Program - Maureen Graney Green

Warde Community Team  (Leader: Executive Board)

Incoming Student Picnic (Admin-run, PTA-sponsored)

Teacher & Staff Appreciation -Jean Gallati

     Welcome Back Luncheon
     Various Holiday celebrations (as decided by committee)
     Teacher & Staff Appreciation Days

Next Street Driving School Program - Maureen Graney Green

Operation Hope Dinner - Karen Carelli

Senior 2020 Yearbook Signing Picnic Party - Jen Solari, Jean Gallati, Karen Secrist

SAT Prep Course - Mimi Maniscalco

Naviance Presentation (Admin-run, PTA-sponsored)

College Panel Presentation - Karen Secrist

Student/Family Engagement Team (Leader: Reini Knorr)

Fairfield Cares Community Coalition Rep - Reini Knorr

9th Grade: Forum on Underage DrinkingOPEN

10th Grade: Healthy Relationships - Priya Jalan

11th Grade: Pre-Prom Mock Car Crash - Jenn O'Hara

12th Grade: Life after High School Forum - OPEN

Student & Teacher Program Team (Academic & Club Support)

Reflections Program - Jean Gallati & Amy Scatenato

PTA Recognition Awards Night/HSSFF RepOPEN

Teacher Grants - Maria DiPierro & Kathleen Parker


Wellness CoalitionOPEN

Fuel For Learning

Green Team

Health, Safety, & Fitness

Tools for Schools - Marc Patten

Liaison Team

FWMS - Kelly McWhinnie

TMS - Patty Donahue

FLHS - Christi McEldowney

PTA Council - Jennifer Weinstein

BOE & BOE Budget Rep - Elizabeth Haas

SEPTA - Tracy Pechkis

Safe School Climate - Julie Gottlieb


The 2019 Fairfield Warde HS Flea Market season is in full swing (running monthly - every 3rd Sunday - till October) & we are looking for some great people interested in taking on the events for the remainder of this year & onward for the 2020 season (starting in April).

We’d love people who are in-the-know with community news outlets, local vendors, food trucks, crafters & artists, face-painters, balloon sculptors, musicians, you-name-it, to continue on the FWHS Flea Market tradition & biggest PTA fundraiser, while adding a Fair element.

Just the same, if you’re a current Warde parent who doesn’t know a soul & has no experience, but would still like get involved... welcome.

(Also, if you’re interested in getting a booth, let us know & we’ll keep you in the loop.)

Email fwhsfleamarket@gmail.com for more information & to get on-board.