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:

Pooja Garg, 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

“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.


2019-2020 Warde PTA Organization Framework

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