Parent Council

The Parent Council seeks to involve parents in a supportive role in various aspects of the school. The Parent Council provides a forum enabling parents to give their input. Volunteers assist in the school, organize public relations, coordinate fundraising activities, assist with co-curricular activities and provide opportunities for parent education. Grade Representatives act as liaison between the parents/teachers and the Parent Council. All parents are encouraged to attend and participate in the monthly council meetings.

Grade Representatives Shall consist of (2) parents per classroom. Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Attend all Parent council Meetings
  • Liaison between parents, teacher and Parent Council
  • Encourage classroom participation in areas of fund-raising following the guidelines set forth by the Parent Council and the Ways and Means Committee. Events shall include but not limited to the Spell-a-thon, Gala, Bocce Ball Tournament, etc.
  • Assist teacher and Room Parents with volunteering regarding field trips, special projects, lunch (yard) duty, classroom aide, etc.


All meetings will be held on Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the Ministry Center located in the Parish Office Building. See the school calendar for meeting dates.

Important Dates

Meeting Schedule

  • Sept. 7, 2017 minutes  
  • Oct. 12, 2017 minutes  
  • Nov 9, 2017 minutes  
  • Dec 7, 2017  
  • Jan. 11, 2018  
  • Feb. 8, 2018  
  • Mar. 8, 2018  
  • Apr. 12, 2018  
  • May 10, 2018  
  • June 7, 2018  

Parent Council/Member Expectations
Yard Duty & Breakfast Schedule
Class Fund Accounting
Lunch Supervisor Guidelines
Parent Suggestion Form

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