1983 was a memorable year. Return of the Jedi was the top film, Sally Ride was the first woman in
space, and President Ronald Reagan was named a Time Magazine Man of the Year. One of
Reagan’s great achievements was moving education to the top of the national agenda, courtesy of
the 1983 report A Nation at Risk. The document was an appeal to raise the bar for education in
America, as a team effort by everyone – including parents.

The report stated that one of the raw materials to effective education reform was the “undiminished
concern of parents for the well-being of their children,” and the need for parents to “encourage their
children to make the most of their talents and abilities.” HCA is blessed that our Parent Teacher
Fellowship moms have turned those raw materials into a work of art.

It’s fitting that as we approach Mother’s Day we take a few moments to honor the Mothers of HCA.
These are the women who make the Academy more than just a school. Through the work of our
PTF and its wonderful volunteers we’ve all been brought together into a like-minded community,
focused on the academic and spiritual success of our young people.

HCA moms, you are…

Homework, sports, and music mavens who keep our children focused on attention to detail and doing their best

Volunteers who polish the classrooms and make our teachers shine

Jog-a-Thon rubber bands that hold the class families together

The worker bees who keep our community buzzing with incredible experiences such as our annual banquet

True homecoming queens, reigning over the fun and popcorn and cotton candy and love given to our children and alumni every fall

Blessings to faculty and staff, providing ready smiles that brighten our days

Happy Mother’s Day, HCA Moms!

It does take a village to raise a child – and we’re proud to partner with you to help our young
people grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man!

Dave Seidman
Head of School