NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Meet Your New HSA Board Members

A new Board of Directors, consisting of twelve voting members, was installed at a general HSA meeting on November 9 following a special election and presidential appointments in accordance with the HSA bylaws. This leadership will serve for the remainder of 2022–23.

Executive Board

Mitchell Orenstein, President

Kimberly Guise Erdman, Vice President 1

Leon McCrea, Vice President 2

Ya-Chi Tsao, Recording Secretary

Erica Vanstone, Treasurer

Anne Albert, Corresponding Secretary

Standing Committee Chairs

Rahul Ganesan, Building and Grounds

Richard Moore, Fundraising

Sam Vitiello, Outreach and Community Support

Jessica Downes, Social

Michael Young, Membership

Stacy Koilor, Information Technology

The new board is hard at work meeting with families, teachers, and school leaders to support our community and fulfill the HSA's purpose.

Staff HSA Liaisons

Marjorie Brunner, Middle School

Elana Solomon, High School

Pictured, L to R: Vice President 2 Leon McCrea, Assistant Principal Jennifer Lennon, Vice President 2 Kimberly Guise Erdman, Principal Jeannine Payne, President Mitchell Orenstein, Assistant Principal Michelle Harrison

A Message from the Board

Visit our Website

Watch for information here and on the updated HSA website about upcoming events, programs, and grants!

Upcoming HSA Meetings

New Meeting Dates

Mark your calendars! The HSA holds an open meeting every month and all Masterman stakeholders are invited and encouraged to attend.

November 15

Dec 13

Jan 10

Feb 7

Mar 7

April 11

May 9

7:30–8:30 pm on Zoom

unless otherwise noted.

Minutes of all meetings will be posted on the HSA website after approval.

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, November 15

7:30 pm on Zoom

The 2022–23 budget will be presented for feedback.

Can't make it?

The draft budget will be posted on the HSA website Tuesday 11/15 – Friday 11/18 with a form for comments. Pending review, the board aims to vote on a final budget on 11/20. 

Join via Zoom

Meeting ID: 852 2719 9318

Passcode: 1Wd0ZR

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,85227199318#,,,,*282591# US (New York)

Trouble accessing a meeting? Email


Volunteering with the HSA helps you meet other families, get to know staff and the school building, and give back to the community.

There are many ways to help! Click here for more information and to sign up.

HSA Parent Coffee Chats Are Back!

Come join the conversation. Meet other parents/guardians and chat about things that are happening in your child's grade. Renew old connections and make new ones. Create a community!


Grade 5: Monday, Nov 28

Grade 6: Wednesday, Nov 30

Grade 7: Tuesday, Nov 29

Grade 8: Monday, Dec 5

Grade 9: Thursday, Dec 1

Grade 10: Tuesday, Dec 6

Grade 11: Wednesday, Dec 7

Grade 12: Thursday, Dec 8

All chats will be 9:00–10:00 am on Zoom. To join click here or use:

Meeting ID: 826 2167 0178

Passcode: PP6zVM

One tap mobile +16465588656,,82621670178#,,,,*870021# US (New York)


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up on November 21–23. All middle school and high school students will have early dismissal on those days.

Conference sign-ups will be posted on the Masterman school homepage this week.

Musical Auditions

Masterman’s musical this year is... Legally Blonde!

High school student auditions will take place in person on November 21 and middle school student auditions will be virtual, with submissions due November 21. Students in grades 8–12 can also join the all-important stage crew and tech crew.

Full details are on the music program website. Contact Ms. Neu with any questions.

Winter Athletics

Heads up to anyone interested in participating in a high school winter sports team! If this is your first sport this year, you must have a completed PIAA Sports Physical form. If you played a sport in the fall you still need a recertification form. For any questions please speak to anyone in the Athletic Office. GO BLUE!


New Issue of Masterman Voices

Add the Masterman student newspaper to your regular reading list!

The latest issue features profiles of many new staff members, an update on the school dress code, and more.

Another Successful Book Fair

A giant thank you to all who participated and helped with the fall Scholastic Book Fair!

They surpassed their goal, with a total of $5,655.80 in sales. This allows the library to take a profit of $1,234 to buy items that you want and need.

The library needs parent volunteers! Add your name to the volunteer list and share your availability with the library committee.




Eighth grader Cyrano Rosentrater has been chosen as the recipient of the Philadelphia Ballet High School Music Fellowship. He will partner with composer John Hedges to compose a work for the All City Dance ensemble.

Send Us Your News


Do you have news or announcements that you want to share with the school community? Is there information you'd like to see featured here?



There are many ways to give to the Masterman community. Here are a few.



Masterman's Midland Fundraiser is on now! All orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 15.

That's just two days away! Get your candy and candles while you can; orders arrive before the holidays.


Support the HSA and it does't cost you anything! Shop on Amazon and a percentage of what you spend is sent to the HSA automatically. More information here.


Show off your school pride and stay warm this winter! Proceeds go to the HSA to support everything from teacher grants to graduation parties to the school musical.

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