SIP (Stratford Interested 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

2023-2024 SIP Leadership

Executive Board

Chair, Ashley Hoye 
Chair-Elect, Blair Sumrall
Secretary, Christy Johnston
Treasurer, Mollye Treadway
Immediate Past Chair, LaWahna Dawn Pyles
Administrative Liaison, Kathryn Manley
Administrative Leadership Liaison, Gena Chalfa

Board of Directors

Preschool Parent Representative Council Chair, Meghan Hollingsworth
Lower School Parent Representative Council Chair, Summer Sterling Grisamore
Middle School Parent Representative Council Chair, Sara Ballard

Upper School Parent Representative Council Chair, Lauren Jones
Grandparent Liaison, Mrs. Dawn Liipfert  


2023-2024 SIP Calendar of Events

General Meeting Dates

(Cantrell Lunchroom)

Thursday, September 7, 8:30 am

Thursday, October 5, 8:30 am

Thursday, November 2, 8:30 am

Thursday, January 4, 8:30 am

Thursday, February 1, 8:30 am

Thursday, March 7, 8:30 am

Thursday, April 11, 8:30 am

SIP Sponsored Events

New Family Preschool Playdate

Saturday, August 5

Uniform Resales

Tuesday, August 8 - Thursday, August 10

Tuesday, November 7 - Wednesday, November 8

Thursday, March 7 - Friday, March 8

Back to School Parent Night

Preschool: Thursday, August 10, 9:00 am

Lower School: Wednesday, August 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

Middle School: Tuesday, August 8, TBD

Upper School: Thursday, August 24, TBD

Preschool Parent Gathering

Tuesday, August 22

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 3

Tuesday, May 7

Family Tailgate

Friday, October 6


Preschool and Lower School Halloween Carnival

Monday, October 30 - Tuesday, October 31

Holiday Decorating

Set-up: Monday, November 27

Take-down: TBD

Secret Holiday Shop

Week of November 27


Faculty and Staff Holiday Buffet

Thursday, December 14

Middle School Dances


Valentine's Breakfast

Tuesday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 14

Field Days

Preschool: Friday, May 17

Lower School: Friday, May 17

Middle School: Friday, May 3