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Keys School Association

The Keys School Association (KSA) is our school's parent association. All parents are members of KSA. The association is led by volunteer parents and coordinates special activities in several areas:

  • Supporting the Keys mission and school activities;
  • Organizing fundraising activities and events distinct from, but in support of, the development office;
  • Fostering school community; and
  • Providing parent education.

KSA Leadership Team

President: Stephanie Nelson and Emily Sah
VP of Volunteers (Lower School): Moon Gemello
VP of Volunteers (Middle School): Tish Alfonsi

KSA Meetings

KSA meetings are generally held from 8:30 to 10:00AM approximately once a month. All parents are invited to attend. The calendar will list date, time, location, and topic for all meetings. Specific meeting topics are subject to change and will be confirmed in the Wednesday Newsletter preceding the meeting.

Volunteering at Keys School

All parents are highly encouraged to participate in several activities each year. Volunteerism not only helps distribute the work, but also builds a strong sense of school community and helps maintain moderate tuition levels. KSA is responsible for many special Keys School events, such as the annual Auction, Jogathon, Fall and Spring Picnics, the Book Fair and Faculty & Staff Appreciation events such as Tasty Tuesdays.

Room parents are an important part of KSA. They assist the teachers in providing for special class events and celebrations, as well as organizing drivers and chaperones for field trips. They are also good information and referral sources should you have a question about school events.

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer for KSA activities throughout the year. Please contact the KSA Leadership team to discuss your volunteer areas of interest, or Gail Longfellow, Assistant Director of Development for Special Events, at glongfellow@keysschool.com.

At Keys, we recognize that a parent's ability to contribute time is impacted by many demands, both personal and professional. We encourage parents to contribute time in a way that best fits their personal styles and schedules and respects the judgment of parents about the best use of their time.

We want to make parent volunteerism an enjoyable and satisfying experience that will create close community bonds among parent, child, and staff. Input from parents relative to Keys' success in this matter is welcome.

Keys School - Lower Campus · 2890 Middlefield Road · Palo Alto, CA · 94306
Keys School - Middle Campus · 3981 El Camino Real · Palo Alto, CA · 94306

Phone: 650-328-1711