SIP (Stratford Interested Parents)

This is a picture of 2018 SIP parents

SIP is Stratford's volunteer parent organization. Its purpose is to enhance each student's school experience by supporting the faculty and administration through a variety of planned events during the school year. SIP provides the volunteers and funds for activities such as the Football Tailgate Party, Daddies' and Special Friends' Breakfast, Field Days, School Dances, Faculty Appreciation Breakfasts, Open Houses, and Uniform Resales. In order to ensure that all SIP events are a success, it takes a large number of volunteers. Participation is open to all interested and enthusiastic parents, guardians, or even grandparents of students enrolled at Stratford Academy.

Want to get involved and have fun? Click on the Membership Form, or contact SIP Liaison, Kathryn Manley, at

2018-2019 Stratford Interested Parents
Board of Directors

Chair, Lori Mitchell
Chair-Elect, Kimberly Faulkner
Secretary, Kelly Causey
Treasurer, Mollye Treadway
Immediate Past Chair, Kathryn Strickland
Administrative Liaison, Kathryn Manley
Preschool/Lower School Parent Rep Council Chair, Mary Charles Dunn
Middle/Upper School Parent Rep Council Chair, Rachael Schell
Preschool/Lower School Student Events Council Chair, Blair Sumrall
Middle/Upper School Student Events Council Chair, Anna Sharpton
Faculty/Administration Support Council Chair, Olivia Hatcher
Family Support Council Chair,
Jenni Eddlemon


2018-2019 SIP Calendar of Events

General Meeting Dates
Thursday, September 6, 8:30 a.m., Stefanis Lecture Hall

Thursday, October 4, 8:30 a.m., Stefanis Lecture Hall
Thursday, January 10, 8:30 a.m., Stefanis Lecture Hall
Thursday, February 7, 8:30 a.m., Stefanis Lecture Hall
Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m., Stefanis Lecture Hall

SIP-Sponsored Events
Uniform Sales

These events will be held in the Charles Olson Lobby of the Daws Student Activities Center
Monday - Thursday, August 13 - 16
Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 7
Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7

Back to School Nights

Middle School - Monday, August 13, 5:30 p.m.
Upper School - Monday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
Preschool / Lower School - Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.

Preschool Parent Gathering

Thursday, September 13, 8:30 a.m.
at the Home of Blair Sumrall

SIP Family Tailgate

Friday, September 21, Time TBA
at the Maurice Barnett Golf Pavilion and Football Practice Field

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 2
Tuesday, May 7

Celebrating ART

Thursday, October 18 - Monday, October 21

Elam Alexander Partnership Lunches

November 8

Holiday Decorating

Set Up – Tuesday, November 27
Take Down – Wednesday, January 2

Middle School Winter Dance

Friday, November 30th

Holiday Buffet for Faculty and Administration

Thursday, December 13 (11:00 – 1:30 p.m.)

Daddies’ and Special Friends’ Breakfast

Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12

Upper School Spring Fling

Friday, April 12

Preschool Field Day

Friday, May 3

Lower School Field Day

Friday, May 3

Middle School Field Day

Friday, May 10

Middle School Spring Dance

Friday, May 10


2018-19 SIP Information

Upcoming SIP Events