Fairfield Warde High School PTA

Please click on this secure link to create or confirm your family record in our online database. Once you have confirmed your family’s information, you will be directed to our secure online shopping cart, where you may purchase your PTA membership using PayPal or a credit card, or print an invoice to pay manually using cash or check.

To go directly to our secure online shopping cart, click this link (or copy/paste it into a new browser):


Mail manual payment and invoice to:

Karen Secrist, PTA President

Fairfield Warde High School

755 Melville Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

Or ask your child to drop off your labeled payment envelope with their home room teacher or the main office.

Please note: memberships are only activated after payment is received.


Warde PTA offers you the tools and resources to make your child’s academic and social potential a reality. Today’s parents need to be engaged, empowered, informed and responsible in advocating for their children and WARDE PTA wants to partner with you to accomplish this.

The Warde PTA’s Family Engagement Team strives to promote ACTIVE and EFFECTIVE Parenting of Teenagers.  Research shows that parents are the #1 influence on their children’s choices, but they must learn how to effectively harness that influence.  Our series of programs are designed to deliver a unified and cohesive message of active parenting, including teaching specific tools and timely information.  We hope to empower you to deliver defined, clear and consistent messages at the times our children need to hear them the most.

Our Main goals are:
*Communication so you can participate: Weekly email newsletters, our PTA Website, and the Directory given to all Members at the Open House.

*Building a Sense of Community and Pride in being a Warde Family: Organized around teams, it is easy to find others who share your interests using our Organizational Framework posted on this website.

*Informative Programming: Focused on addressing our Parents needs and concerns, programs planned include: the 9th Grade Forum on Underage Drinking, Hands-On Naviance/Family Connection training, and College Panel Presentations.

*Student Support: Making our families lives easier, we offer On-Site SAT Prep courses, club support, National Reflections program, college scholarships, and senior internships.

Fundraising is a very small part of what we do. We raise most of our funds through membership (the only check we ask you to write), our monthly Flea Markets, sales of Spirit Wear, and affiliation programs like Stop & Shop.

Contact us at fwhspta@gmail.com

Please review our open positions for the next academic year and consider volunteering for one of them.  

Remember as Albert Einstein said, “Only a life lived for others is worth living." 

If you are able to fill one of these positions, please contact Karen Secrist.  Thank you!


2018-2019 Warde PTA Organization Framework
President: OPEN
Vice President: OPEN
Treasurer: OPEN
Secretary: Leann Ratner 

Communications Team
Membership Contact Info- Reini Knorr
Database Admin & Directory - Reini Knorr
PTA WARDE -BLAST Email Distributions- OPEN
Website Manager – Kitti Fischer Borgatti
Bylaws (updated 5/15 no current need)

Fund Raising Team – Lead - Treasurer: Kim Driscoll
Flea Markets- Kittie Fischer Borgatti - Co-Chair OPEN 
Affiliation Programs Stop & Shop and Shoprite - OPEN
Spiritwear - Cheryl Eustace & Kate Meyer
Warde Community Team Leader – Executive Board
Incoming Student Picnic (Admin run, PTA sponsored)
Volunteer Coordinator - OPEN
Caring from the Heart/GC Collection – Suzanne Francis
Teacher & Staff Appreciation -Jean Gallati
     Welcome Back Luncheon
     Various Holiday celebrations- Decided by committee
     Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week (1st week of May)
Next Street Driving School Program- OPEN
Operation Hope Dinner – Karen Carelli
Senior 2018 Yearbook Signing Picnic Party – OPEN
Alpha Prep SAT Course - OPEN
Tools for Schools - OPEN

Student-Family Engagement Team (planning programs with Ludlowe and their programming folks) - OPEN
Fairfield Cares Task Force Rep - Reini Knorr
9th Grade Forum on Underage Drinking OPEN
10th Grade Healthy relationships OPEN
11th Grade Mock Car Crash OPEN
12th Grade Life after High School Forum OPEN

Student & Teacher Program Team (Academic & Club Support)
Reflections Program - Jean Gallati & Amy Scatenato
Teacher Grants - Kathleen Parker

Liaison Team
FWMS (Monique Sudikoff)
TMS (Suzanne Francis)
PTA Council (LeAnn Ratner)
BOE & BOE Budget Rep -
SEPTA (Shannon Goodchild)
Safe School Climate