WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DOES PARENTS CLUB DO TO FULFILL ITS PURPOSE?
Primarily, we are a bridge between parents and the school. We convey parents’ questions and perspective about what is happening at school to the administration and provide information that helps parents support their children’s comprehensive growth towards Catholic Christian leadership.
In the past, we have sponsored a wide range of activities in the school. Some of these have included St. Nick Breakfast, St-Luke-a-thon, Pizza Fridays, Field Day Bouncy House, Taproot Theater, The Pacific Science Center, The Seattle Art Museum, presentations by Laura Kastner and by Math4Love. We are a dynamic organization, and these activities change from time to time and over the years. Likewise, our contributions to tangible items also change. In recent years we have been able to support the installation of new playground equipment, the purchase of dozens of math games, a giant playground chess set, and coming this year, a refrigerated salad bar for lunchtime.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
First, we have one of the best groups of parents a school could ask for: parents who are thoughtfully engaged, unbelievable generous and eager to share their time and talents through a wide range of volunteer opportunities. (Just flip the page to see some of the ways to be involved here.) Second, we historically collect membership dues ($10/family) and fundraise. Our two main fundraisers this year are the St. Luke-a-Thon in the Fall and the Magazine Sale in the Spring. This year families are responsible for 30 volunteer hours at the school or parish and $200 in Parents Club fundraising. Sometimes families decide to buy out the fundraising or volunteer hour commitment. If that happens to be your family this year, you can make your check payable to St. Luke Parents Club. Though Parents Club funds are separate from money raised for the Annual Fund, the St. Luke Auction and the SCRIP program, Parents Club endorses parents to actively participate in these opportunities to support the school, too. We like to hear from you, and we need to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments, please contact St. Luke Parents Club at email@example.com.
PARENTS Club Leadership Team
The Parents Club General Membership consists of all school parents and/or guardians. The Executive Board consists of six members who act as representatives of the General Membership and function as a governing body in matters of Club business and is directly responsible to the principal and pastor. The Parents Club will meet three times this year on October 24, 2019, January 23, 2020, and April 23, 2020. All monthly meetings are open to members of the parish and parents/guardians of children attending St. Luke School. If you would like to contact a Parents Club Leadership for more information or to discuss a school-related issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By sharing our time, talent, and treasure, we are building a stronger school and community for our children.
Lacie Hansen & Jackie Zevenbergen
Parents Club is the voice for parents and guardians of students at St. Luke School. Everyone with a child at the school is a member! Our organization is lead by a six member Executive Board who represent the General Membership and function as a governing body in matters of Club business. They are directly responsible to the Principal and Pastor.
The purpose of Parents Club is captured in the bylaws this way:
facilitate communication between home and school
provide service and financial support to the school
promote a sense of community
provide support and appreciation for teachers, school staff, families and students
St. Luke School values the active participation of school families in the formation and education of their children by assisting with the many student activities, school fund-raisers, student services and social events sponsored by the school community. Volunteerism makes available to school children services that otherwise would require additional staffing. Family involvement strengthens family bonds and is a visual model for our children of service to others. Active participation creates a strong sense of ownership, engenders loyalty, and fosters pride in the school.
Because of these values, it is the policy of St. Luke School to require 30 hours of volunteer service per family each year; in lieu of this service, parents may pay a stated fee. For more information about volunteer requirements, please refer to the Parent Handbook.
REPORTING YOUR HOURS
Volunteers may record their hours online by clicking here.
Alternatively you can download this form to record your hours manually. Please submit to the school office two weeks before the end of each trimester.
alexa wilson, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
The Magazine Sale has been moved this year to February 6-24th. But no worries, renewal of all your subscriptions can take place at any time, at any hour, on any day of the week NOW.
Please remind your customers to renew their subscriptions and be sure to put in St. Luke's Id # listed below.
Go to www.gaschoolstore.com to complete the renewals now!
Organization id #2643823
For answers to any question regarding the Magazine Sale now, please contact Parents Club. Thank you for supporting this very important fundraiser.