Parent Involvement

Parent Club

As a parent or guardian of a Star of the Sea student, you are automatically a part of this essential network of parent volunteers. In close partnership with school administration, the Parents Club bolsters academic, social, after-school, and fundraising events.

Monthly Meetings

Along with the Parents Club board members and the school principal,  all parents are invited to attend monthly meetings where ongoing projects and events are discussed — both curricular and extra-curricular. These meetings serve as the ideal forum to:

Uncover your inner volunteer. Whether it’s decorating for the Halloween Spookfest or donating items to our annual auction, everyone can find a way to participate in the Parents Club. You may even find yourself organizing a new fundraising event!

Get the inside scoop. Learn first-hand from our principal the latest and greatest information such as which high schools our soon-to-be graduates are headed to, standardized test results, directives from the Archdiocese, or just his thoughts on how Star is doing overall.
Know your school from both the high level to day-to-day happenings. Get updates from the various committees about where we stand on enhancing school technology, the latest venues and dates for our sports events, profits made from our last fundraiser, and next steps for future fundraising efforts.

Speak your mind. Air any concerns you may have about your child’s school environment, and (hopefully) have some suggestions for improvement.

Get connected. Parents Club is a great place to meet and get to know other parents, teachers and staff.

Participation

We hope to see you at our next meeting! All families are encouraged to attend at least four Parents Club meetings each academic year. Not only do you earn volunteer hour credits for attending, your child will also earn a Free Dress Pass.

Board Members

The 2018-2019 Parent Club board members:

  • Co-Presidents –Ruth Callanan & Leah McLean
  • Vice-President –Liza Franzia
  • Secretary –Vanessa Atkinson
  • Room Parent Coordinator –Tracy Lee
  • Sports Committee Liaison – Brenda Kittredge
  • Parish Liasion – Joe Kaniewski

Committees

  • Campus Enhancement – Christie Shelley & Caren Kubas-Forsyth
  • Dad’s Club – Kevin McLean
  • Enrichment – Tracy Lee
  • Fundraising – Tracy Lee
  • Good Neighbor – Christina Wong
  • Hospitality – Bre Gentile
  • Marketing – Mike Moran & Heather Gloe
  • Parent Education – J.R. Parish
  • Sports – Brenda Kittredge
  • Technology – James Coughlan & Tad Lacey

Parent Volunteers

Our families are one of the cornerstones of Star of the Sea. Parental initiative, participation, and cooperation have helped to make Star of the Sea one of the top schools in the Archdiocese. In the past, our parents have reinforced student safety by introducing the yard duty system, they have brought in healthier choices for school hot lunch and snack sales, raised funds toward a planned new Science Lab, and made our school’s 100th anniversary a centennial celebration to remember.

And there is so much more we can do – every little bit helps. For instance: you can volunteer in your child’s classroom, coach your child’s sports team, chair or participate in any of the various committees to improve our school or raise funds, or attend the monthly Parents Club meetings to stay informed and involved.

All parents/guardians are asked to contribute a minimum of 30 hours of service per family, per year. One-parent households are asked to contribute 15 hours per year.

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