Parent Auxiliary



    The Hemingway Parent Auxiliary provides support for the Hemingway Staff and Students and encourages community within the Hemingway School. On average the PA spends approximately $65 per year on every student! Here are some ways that our PA contributes to the well-being of students and teachers:


    • Offering multiple, informative, and free meetings for all parents throughout the year featuring special speakers on current topics of interest such as: bullying, behavior strategies, looking ahead to Hemingway planning, student wellness and nutrition, and many more! Food is provided at these meetings
    • Providing grant monies to faculty members for approved activities and equipment
    • Supplementing teacher’s out-of-pocket expenses through the purchase of additional staff school supplies (such as $50 gift certificates to Janes at the beginning of the year)
    • Supporting Wagons Ho! (a favorite 4th grade event)
    • Creating the Hemingway directories that are distributed to all students
    • Providing coffee for the year for staff members in the faculty lounge
    • Purchasing additional books for reading specialists
    • Organizing weekly treats for the staff members in the faculty lounge
    • Funding special school performances such as St Thomas Playhouse
    • Meeting the needs for additional technology requests
    • Making possible additional faculty enrichment and continuing education for staff
    • Organizing end of the year staff appreciation week including the popular staff appreciation dinner
    • Sponsoring special Hemingway events throughout the year such as the Back to School Bash, Grandparents & Special Friends Day, Skate Night, Rainbow Day and Art & Lit Fair


    There is no fee for the Hemingway Parents Auxiliary but there are two fundraisers per year to raise money and we encourage your participation in these fundraisers. One time donations from the parents to support the PA are always appreciated. Checks may be made payable to Hemingway Parents Auxiliary and dropped off in the office.


    Any questions/comments/suggestions? Please contact us at Please also “like” our Facebook page which has info on PA meetings and events.


    Your 2017-2018 PA Board

    Laura Gvozdas, President

    Andrea Reid, Vice President

    Karen Bulls, Treasurer

    Amy Groll, Secretary




    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13—Hemingway Parents Meeting in the cafeteria at 8:05 a.m.  Special presentation on internet safety by Paul Zimmerman. 

    TUESDAY, MARCH 20—Rainbow Day

    SATURDAY, APRIL 28—Hemingway Spring Fling Party & Fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum


    Click on one of the links below to view the minutes from February 13, 2018 

    PA Meeting Minutes: February 13, 2018

    REUNIÓN DE PADRES HEMINGWAY 13 de febrero de 2018