Parent Organization

Congressional School is known for its vibrant community and family-like atmosphere, and parent involvement is an essential ingredient.  The mission of the Congressional School Parent Organization (CSPO) is to “Welcome Families and Build Community” and accomplishes this through planning and hosting various large, fun, social events and activities and by supporting teachers as Room Parents and volunteers.

In addition, the CSPO helps to facilitate proactive communication between the school and families.  All parents are CSPO members.


2016-17 CSPO Leadership Team

Amy Kang

Cheryl Vance
Vice President

Stephanie Cheng Ruggeri
Early Childhood Division Coordinator

Laura Michael
Primary School Division Coordinator

Nicole Guagenti
Lower School Division Coordinator

Nicole Iturralde
Middle School Division Coordinator

CSPO Staff Contact
Alyce Penn
Director of Communications/CSPO Staff Liaison


“Our family loved the events that CSPO organized. We got to meet so many parents!" - Parent

Events & Activities

Fall Festival - Saturday, October 15, 2016
One of our biggest community events of the school year with numerous games, food and opportunities for fun.

Homecoming - Friday, January 13, 2017
A great night of basketball games and school spirit, including a basketball game for alumni.

International Night – Friday, May 12, 2017
A wonderful community celebration that invites families to share their traditions, customs and foods with one another.

Additional Events

Friday Coffees
Each month, the CSPO hosts Friday coffees to enable a forum for parents to connect and meet new friends.

Family Nights
These nights are designed to be fun, social gatherings for children and their families.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017

Faculty Appreciation
An annual opportunity to thank our faculty for their dedication to our students.

Parent’s Council of Washington
Organization of independent schools in the Washington, DC area, that aims to “foster better communication among students, parents and independent schools.”