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.

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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

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

Please review our open positions for the 2018-2019 school year and consider volunteering.

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


2018-2019 Warde PTA Organization Framework

Executive Board

President - Karen Seacrist 

Vice President - Pooja Garg poojaanan@yahoo.com

Treasurer - Carlotta Leung carlottaleung@optimum.net

Secretary - Kim Driscoll

Communications Team

Membership Contact Info - Reini Knorr

Database Admin & Directory - Reini Knorr

PTA WARDE -BLAST Email Distribution - Lynn Shavinsky  

Website Manager – Kitti Fisher-Borgatti & Tange Small-Brown

Fund Raising Team (Lead by Treasurer)

Flea Markets - Kitti Fisher-Borgatti  & Tange Small-Brown

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

Spiritwear - Kate Meyer & Tara Garrett

Warde Community Team  (Lead by Executive Board)

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

Volunteer Coordinator OPEN

Caring from the Heart/Gift Card Collection – Suzanne Francis

Teacher & Staff Appreciation -Jean Gallati

     Welcome Back Luncheon
     Various Holiday celebrations (as decided by committee)
     Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week (1st week of May)

Next Street Driving School Program - Maureen Graney Green

Operation Hope Dinner - Karen Carelli

Senior 2018 Yearbook Signing Picnic Party - Kat Sorrentino

Senior 2019 Yearbook Signing Picnic Party - Jill Kellerman & Jenn Chrysadakis

Alpha Prep SAT Course - Mimi Maniscalco

Tools for Schools Mimi Maniscalco & Marc Patten

Student-Family Engagement Team (Work w/ Reini Knorr -also planning programs w/ Ludlowe & their programming folks)

Fairfield Cares Task Force Rep - Reini Knorr

9th Grade Forum on Underage DrinkingOPEN

10th Grade Healthy Relationships - Jenn O'Hara

11th Grade Mock Car Crash - Wendy Simon

12th Grade Life after High School Forum - Tracey Rosato

Student & Teacher Program Team (Academic & Club Support)

Reflections Program - Jean Gallati & Amy Scatenato

Teacher Grants - Maria DiPierro & Kathleen Parker

Liaison Team

FWMS - Kelly McWhinnie

TMS - Patty Donahue

FLHS - Steve Baker

PTA Council - LeAnn Ratner

BOE & BOE Budget Rep - Elizabeth Haas

SEPTA - Tracy Pechkis

Safe School Climate - Julie Gottlieb