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.


2016-2017 Parent Council Members

Pastor Reverend John Howard
Principal Kathy Dunn
Principal Christine Lang
President Lisa Ronco
Vice President Rotating Grade Rep
Secretary Tatiana Walton
Treasurer Barbara Stoddard
Ways & Means Kelli Fuller
Gala Cindy Murphy & Claudia Trietley
Bocce Ball Tournament Tatiana Walton & Mary McGuiness
Hospitality Pat Gale
Pizza Program Robin Renshaw
Kis School Lunches Melissa Kuhn
Athletics Eisha Bohman
Yard Duty Rotating Classes/Christina Reed
Scrip Leticia Myers
Recycling Student Council
Uniform Exchange Mary McGuinness
Parents in Prayer Janelle Whitton
Preschool Leticia Myers
Kindergarten Lisa Fitzpatrick & Joanne Horvath
1st Grade Theresa Hoiles & Susan Hanna
2nd Grade Lane Miller & Shannon Amidon
3rd Grade Melissa Mahon & Kimberly Davis
4th Grade Denise Eakin & Jennifer Morton
5th Grade Jennay Gunderson
6th Grade Cindy Davis & Kelli Fuller
7th Grade Maritxu Basson & Janna Jackson
8th Grade Ann Stowe & Zelanne Mullins

Meeting Schedule

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

Kind Words About Us...

"One of the greatest benefits of a St. James Academy education is the commitment of faculty to continued personal growth."

"St. James Academy promotes a spirit of enthusiasm that fosters a sense of community thereby maintaining a strong Catholic mission."

"St. James Academy did an excellent job at incorporating a variety of supplemental texts, materials and methods to meet the needs of the students and their various learning styles!"

"They integrate Christian values into the curriculum, with an emphasis on spiritual development, positive approach to discipline and community building activities."

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