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

2021-2022 SIP Leadership

Executive Board

Chair, Sara Ballard 
Chair-Elect, LaWahna Dawn Pyles
Secretary, Blair Sumrall
Treasurer, Mollye Treadway
Immediate Past Chair, Olivia Hatcher
Administrative Liaison, Kathryn Manley

Board of Directors

Preschool Parent Representative Council Chair, Katherine Eubanks
Lower School Parent Representative Council Chair, Summer Sterling Grisamore
Middle School Parent Representative Council Chair, Paula Aguirre

Upper School Parent Representative Council Chair, Karen Baxley
Grandparent Liaison, Mrs. Dawn Liipfert



2021-2022 SIP Calendar of Events

General Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 2nd, 8:30am

Thursday, October 7th, 8:30am

Thursday, November 4th, 8:30am

Thursday, January 6th, 8:30am

Thursday, March 3rd, 8:30am

Thursday, April 7th, 8:30am

Thursday, May 5th (end-of-year event)

SIP Sponsored Events
Uniform Sales

Tuesday, August 17th - Friday, August 20th

Monday, November 15th and Tuesday, November 16th

*Spring date TBD based on status of Uniform Closet

Back to School Parent Meetings

Middle School - Tuesday, August 17th

Lower School - Wednesday, August 18th

Preschool (during Orientation) - Friday, August 20th

Upper School - Monday, September 13th

Preschool Parent Gathering

Thursday, September 9th

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 5th

Tuesday, May 3rd

Family Tailgate

Friday, October 22nd

Elam Alexander Partnership Lunches

Holiday Decorating

Set-up: Monday, November 29th

Take-down: Tuesday, January 4th

Secret Holiday Shop

December 6-10

Middle School Winter Dance

Friday, January 7th

Faculty/Staff Holiday Buffet

Thursday, December 16th

Daddies' and Special Friends' Breakfast

Monday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 15th

Middle School Field Day

Friday, May 6th

Middle School Spring Dance

Friday, May 6th

Preschool Field Day

Friday, May 13th

Lower School Field Day

Friday, May 13th