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Here are a few common questions that are asked to us.

Kids in Preschool
  • My child is not yet in preschool. Can I join?
    Yes! All families who live in the Byram Hills school district with a child or children, newborn to pre-kindergarten are welcome to join! When we say 'preschool aged' we literally mean before they enter the Byram Hills School District.
  • What does my membership entitle me to?
    Amazing events for children and families throughout the school year (Sept-June)! Most, if not all, events for children are free with membership. This includes our annual SOS (school orientation sessions) for children preparing to enter kindergarten. In addition, there are many events throughout the year geared toward parents including mom’s night out, book clubs, and family events. Playgroups are included as well. Events with a cost will be indicated. There are some events open to non-members with a cost.
  • Can I bring non member guests to events?
    It depends on the event and we will clearly indicate it. For events open to non members, there is typically an additional fee to join in with members.
  • How can I join a committee?
    Contact the president or any of the committee chairs to find out where help is needed and how to get involved. You may also attend one of our monthly board meetings. Positions are recruited for at the end of each year (May/June) and committees start up for the new year (Aug/Sept).
  • I work full time. Can I still volunteer?
    Big YES! There are so many ways to get involved, you can find what's right for you!
  • What is S.O.S?
    Kindergarten School Orientation Sessions, fondly known as S.O.S., is an orientation program that runs monthly from January through May for children entering kindergarten at the Coman Hill Elementary School in September. Held at Coman Hill Elementary School, this program introduces children to the school before the school year begins, promoting a feeling of comfort and familiarity amongst the incoming kindergartners. Monthly activities include visits to the library, cafeteria and art room, a bus safety demonstration, and a ride on the school bus. Each drop-off session runs approximately 45 minutes, from 3:45-4:30p.m. Children are expected to attend on the same day of the week each month so they can see familiar faces in both the children and the Preschool Association members who run the sessions. Advance registration is required for all participants and is restricted to PAID BHPA members only. Membership in the Byram Hills Preschool Association runs from September through June, so be sure to renew your membership for the current school year. If you have any questions about BHPA membership status please contact our Membership Chair at Please note, registration is done at a first come first serve basis and days are capped for the amount of children. Please contact for additional information.
  • Do I have to be a member to participate in SOS?
    Yes, you must be a paid member in order to have your child participate in SOS. No exceptions. Any non-member who signs up for SOS will be asked to join as a member or pay the $65 for the event.
  • Sounds great! How can I join?
    Membership opens in August ahead of the new school year and you can join anytime for the remainder of that season. Membership is for one school year and will be refreshed each year until your youngest child enters kindergarten. Join our mailing list by saying Hi on the Contact Form.
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