Parents, Friends, Alumni, Association

Become An Important Part of the Academy Family!

pfaa logoThe Parents, Friends and Alumni Association (PFAA) aims to: 

  • Provide an environment that will foster the development of a closer relationship between home and school for the educational benefit of the students
  • Enhance communication among the GHAA community
  • Raise awareness of GHAA activities
  • Enhance visibility of students’ art
  • Raise funds to finance its programs and activities

PFAA Director’s Gala and Silent Auction

GHAA West Side StoryIt’s almost that time again! On April 27th, we will be holding our Director’s Gala and Silent Auction during the opening night of A Chorus Line. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised will go to help The Academy with scholarships, musical instruments, arts supplies, as well as theater and classroom equipment to enhance the learning process.

We are looking for auction item donations from local businesses, groups, and organizations. Click below for more information and to learn how to contribute. We appreciate your consideration for this worthy cause!


In What Ways Can I Help?

choreographer's showcaseYou can help by volunteering in many ways:

  • Helping to sell concessions at shows
  • Baking for concessions sales
  • Assisting with planning fundraising events and activities
  • Ushering at performances

Parents/guardians of GHAA students or alumni (full day and half day), as well as students, alumni, teachers and the staff of GHAA are welcome to join our meetings.

Together we can contribute to the school spirit at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts!


Meeting Times

The PFAA meets at a minimum of 8 times a year between September and June. Meetings take part at 6:00 pm in Room 117 in the Learning Corridor Main Theater Building.

The meeting dates for the 2017-2018 academic school year are below.
September 12 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
October 10 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
November 14 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
January 9 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
February 13 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
March 13 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
April 5 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
May 8 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby
June 7 6:00 PM Theater Building Lobby

Officers for 2017-2018

  • Brandy Ciraldo -  Co-President
  • Tonya Bradley - Co-President
  • Tammy Joseph - At Large for Half Day Student Body/Alumni
  • Judy Watt - Treasurer
  • Donna Hamre - Secretary

Meeting Minutes

The minutes from all of our meetings are available for download

Minutes from 2016-2018 School Year

September 12, 2017    Minutes  
October 10, 2017 Minutes
November 14, 2017 Minutes
January 9, 2018 Minutes