"Harbor cherishes childhood, cultivates wonder and inspires confident learners and leaders."

Parents' Association

The Parents' Association is dedicated to promoting a sense of community, facilitating communication between Harbor and its families, and raising funds for programs and events that enrich and enhance school life.

Parents' Association participation is an amazing opportunity to get to know other families, experience a slice of Harbor students' school lives, and become involved in the life of Harbor. The group meets on a monthly basis. For more information about the many ways parents can contribute, the Parents' Association coordinators may be reached at parentsassociation@hcdsny.org.

Below is a list of events and programs the Parents' Association sponsors:

Annual Spring Benefit

The Parents' Association’s major fundraising event is the annual Spring Benefit, which is an exciting and elegant evening for parents, alumni, trustees, friends, faculty, and staff. The event includes live and silent auctions, dancing, dinner, and open bar. Live and silent auction items are donated by the Harbor community and many local merchants who support our mission. Other highlights of the evening include Harbor’s Own Budding Artists Collection and the “Fund-A-Grant” auction, which gives attendees an opportunity to donate directly to specific school initiatives at a designated level of support. Previous Fund-A-Grant items have included new student iPads, SMART boards, technology advancement, science lab equipment, physical education and recess equipment, and professional development.

Book Fair

The Book Fair celebrates the love of reading with our children. Each student may purchase books from the Book Fair during school hours. In addition, in an effort to enrich the classroom and school libraries, we promote the Teacher’s Wish List program, enabling teachers to select desired books for their classroom libraries. Parents have the opportunity to purchase these books for the school, and an acknowledgment of the family's generosity is affixed to the inside of the book.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is a great evening of family fun, challenges and healthy competition, with ‘heart-pounding’ activities for all ages to enjoy. All students and their families are invited to come, bring their best game and/or their best cheering voice and enjoy! This event is typically held off the Harbor campus at a sports facility. Food and refreshments are served.

Gingerbread Extravaganza

All students are invited to take part in making delicious edible gingerbread houses during Harbor's annual Gingerbread Extravaganza. Gingerbread materials are bought fresh from a local bakery, with the houses assembled and ready for decorating. This event is a favorite of all students, as they relish this opportunity to explore their inner architects and designers.

Harbor Closet

The Harbor Closet is a collection of gently used uniforms that have been donated by Harbor families. It is open to all families throughout the year, and families are encouraged to take what they might be able to use and donate what they no longer need.

Harbor Cultivates Wonder Speaker Series

Through the Harbor Cultivates Wonder Speaker Series, the Parents' Association sponsors guest speakers, at various times throughout the school year, to cover such topics as media, literacy, safety, nutrition, and parenting.

Harbor Super Raffle

The Super Raffle is an exciting way to support the school and have a chance to win $10,000 in cash or free tuition for the upcoming school year. The proceeds from the Harbor Super Raffle are used to fund tuition assistance and other student programs. The winner of the Super Raffle is drawn at Harbor's Annual Spring Benefit.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is a cherished, longstanding Harbor tradition. All students and their families are invited to arrive in costume to enjoy a safe and frightfully fun-filled time trick-or-treating on Harbor Country Day’s field. The field is turned into a safe "neighborhood” of decorated and treat-filled car trunks for our little goblins to enjoy. Children also enjoy fun, games, and story-telling in the school gym.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

The Yankee Candle fall fundraiser makes it easy to purchase beautiful gifts that everyone will enjoy, including Yankee Candles, gift sets, home decor, and many more products.