The Alden Parent Teacher Association is a group of volunteers who organize and promote initiatives to enhance the student and teacher experience at Alden School in Duxbury, Massachusetts.


We hope you will join us at our next meeting to learn more about what's new with the Alden PTA! Check the calendar on the PTA website for dates and times. Please email questions to


We welcome new volunteers! Please email if you are interested in getting involved.


Sherri Hussar (2020-2023) email:

Oversee internal affairs and all PTA programs. Act as a liaison between the parents, teachers and principal. Serve as ex-officio member of all committees. Preside at Alden PTA meetings.


Meredith Jefski (2022-2024)
Keep minutes at PTA meetings. Manages PTA correspondence as needed. Maintain by-laws.


Christine Cadorette (2022-2024)
Create a budget for the school year. Process incoming payments with QuickBooks. Write checks for expenses. Balance checkbook.


Jen Litchfield (2021-2023)

Oversee fundraising and PTA sponsored activities. Assist with PTA initiatives


Alyssa Brymer (2021-2023)

Oversee school enrichment and educational programs. Assist with PTA initiatives.


Amanda Randall (2022-2024)
Oversee internal affairs and PTA communication. Assist with PTA initiatives.




Book Fair Coordinators
Meredith Jefski and Amanda Randall (2021-2023)
Coordinate the marketing, sales, set-up and tear-down, volunteer staffing, inventory control and overall operations of Book Fairs. Time Commitment: 2 hours/month (September/April) and 25+ hours the week of the onsite book fair.


Dragon Dash
Jen Litchfield and Leah LaRose (2022-2023)
Organize the yearly Dragon Dash fundraiser and help at the Dragon Dash (hand out race bibs, organize students, etc.) . Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/week (September) and at school the day of the Dragon Dash (typically first week of October).


Memory Book Co-Coordinators
Aun Holland (2021-2023) and Melissa Murphy (2022-2024)
Work with Classroom Coordinators to collect and organize pictures for the year-end Alden Memory Book. Time Commitment: 2-6 hours a week to design the Memory Book starting in January to submit for publication in April. All done remotely.

Online Store Admin
Melissa Brown (2022-2023)
Add new designs to online store (all deliveries made directly to customers). Time commitment: 1-2 hours/month (all remote)

Playground Committee
OPEN for all interested
Fundraising and design of new Alden School playground


School Picture Day
Jen Litchfield (2020-2023)
Organize Picture Day at Alden School and retake day. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week at the beginning of the school year and be present to organize volunteers, kids and photographers.

Author Visits
Lara Kingston (2022-2023)
Research, coordinate and schedule Alden School author visits. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/month throughout the year. Must be present for author visits in the spring. Busiest time in the spring.


Battle of the Books
Alyssa Brymer (2020-2023) and Kate Rafoth (2022-2023)

Create teams from registrations, maintain resources and help organize activities. Co-Coordinator Time Commitment: 2 hrs/week (September/October) to start program and 2 hrs/week (March/April) for Final Battle. *Team Leaders (Signup in September)

Birthday Books
Meredith Jefski (2021-2023)

Work with the librarian to process online birthday book orders and prepare books at the library to be given to students. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/month at the library.

Fenway Family Night

Rachel Sama (2020-2023)
Organize yearly Red Sox game ticket sales and ticket distribution. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/month leading up to the game.


Family Events Coordinator

Organize community events for families. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/event.


Passport Club
Amanda Randall (2022-2023)
Organize materials and arrange presenters for Passport Club after school program. Time Commitment: 3-4 hours quarterly

Classroom Coordinator Liaison
Jen Litchfield (2021-2023)
Act as the liaison between the PTA, teachers and all Classroom Coordinators during the school year. Time Commitment ~ 1-2 hours/month.
Classroom Coordinators for each classroom (Signup in August 2022) - Help build class contact list, plan classroom parties and share news with families in your class via the Alden PTA website message board.

Field Day Helper
Martha Loring (2022-2023)
Coordinate field day t-shirts order for students/staff and sort for distribution (April/May). Organize popsicles for Field Day (June). Time Commitment: 8 hrs in April/May and attend Field Day in June

Kids Care Club Coordinator

Organize a community based after school activity for students to participate in three times a year. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours to organize each activity (ex. making cards for the troops, clothing drive, spring clean-up).


Social Media Admin
Sherri Hussar (2022-2023)
Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Design posts with (easy to use!). (Time Commitment: 1 hour/week. All remote.


Staff Appreciation
Martha Loring, Colleen Connolly (2022-2023)

Organize staff appreciation efforts. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/ month. Must be able to be at the school during the school day.

Science Fair Breakfast/Concession Coordinator
Coordinate a breakfast buffet for the judges and concessions for families attending the Science Fair. Organize volunteers to assist with the breakfast. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours to organize, set up the night before the Science Fair, help with breakfast on the day of the Science Fair. Please note, Alden School organizes the Science Fair (to be held in the spring). Alden PTA is only responsible for the breakfast and concessions.


Volunteer Coordinator
Jen Litchfield (2021-2023)
Organize classroom coordinators at beginning of school year. Assist with scheduling all PTA programs and event volunteers. Set up signups and check volunteer eligibility. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/week. Busiest time: September/October. All remote.


Luba Gilpatric (2022-2023)
Manage Run reports. Manage Google email accounts. Experience with Google Drive and/or Google Sites helpful. Time Commitment ~ 1-2 hours/week. All remote.

Wish Lists
Marcy Tavano (2022-2023)

Maintain Amazon Wish Lists for staff. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week. (all remote)