Parents

Parents at St. Joseph are involved with their child’s education in many ways including – an active parent club, family-oriented activties, fundraising for student / teacher materials, and volunteer school services.

Fundraising

Mandatory fundraising at Saint Joseph Catholic School is a means of keeping tuition costs at a minimum. Throughout each year we have several fundraising events to give parents the opportunity to meet the family fundraising obligation. For a family with one child enrolled in school the expectation is $400, for a family with two children it is $450, and for a family with three children it is $500.

When does fundraising begin?

Fundraising begins NOW!

Listed below is each fundraiser, its kick off date and the percent of your sales that applies towards your annual responsibility. Mark your calendars today. Use the fundraising events to help with your holiday, birthday and social events of your year.

FundraisersKick Off Date% of Pledges to School
Walk-a-thon/Spaghetti DinnerSept100%
Magazine DriveAug/Sept40%
Sees Candy SaleNov/Mar30-40%
EscripAll Year2-25%
Cash donationsAll Year100%

Fundraising FAQ

Do I have to participate in all of the fundraising events?

Not necessarily, as long as you meet your family obligations by May.

What if I do not meet my family obligation by May?

You will be required to make up the difference yourself.

What is the benefit of participating in the fundraising events?

First, you are helping the parents and teachers reach the required goal set in the school budget. Second, your child is also participating in the event too. For some events, the classes with the highest totals are treated to something “extra” for their efforts. These “extra’s” could be: free dress, pizza party, extra recess, ice cream, etc.

Does my child need to go door-to-door to help sell magazines?

This is not suggested unless your child is 100% supervised by you at all times.

Can I just pay my family obligation and then I am done with it?

The school prefers that you get involved with the fundraising events as this is an excellent way to meet your school families and share with the community St. Joseph’s goals. Isn’t this what it is all about? However, if you choose not to participate you can simply write a check.

Do I benefit anything extra if I go over my family obligation?

The school benefits from all of your fundraising activities. Your minimum obligation satisfies the minimum need in the school’s budget. If we go beyond our goals we would be able to provide extra financial assistance to the school. Each year we hope to go beyond our own obligations, do as much as we can.

Can I suggest other fundraising events to the school?

Absolutely, we are open to new suggestions. Contact the PTG president to ask for time on the agenda at the monthly meeting. We are always looking for fresh ideas.

What is the Silent Auction Event all about?

The silent auction event is an evening of fun and excitement. The auction committee has arranged for donated items to be given to the school to sell. The profit on the item goes to the school towards the fundraising goals. At this event, you bid on items to purchase at great prices against your community members. It is a ton of fun and you should plan on getting your friends and family to join you for this special event.

 

Parent Teacher Guild

President

  • James Barrett

Vice President

  • Lisa Foster

Recording Secretaries

  • Sandra Galdamez
  • Le Vonn

Parliamentarian

  • <vacant>

Advisor

  • Amy Randazzo

What does the PTG (Parent Teacher Guild) do?

The objectives of PTG are to provide a network of volunteer services for the school, to generate financial support for the school, and to come together in a spirit of Christian friendship.

How can I participate in the PTG?

Participation is easy and needed. Simply attend the bi-monthly meetings at 7:00 p.m at the school. Everyone is welcome to participate. The more participation, the more representation we have in keeping our school forward-moving. Our goal is to be an organization of superior support. To have a topic placed on the agenda, please call the President or the Principal.

What is Mandatory Fundraising?

By participating in mandatory fundraising we help to keep the school tuition costs down. For a family with one child enrolled in school our obligation is $400, with two children it is $450, and for a family with three children it is $500. Each dollar we help raise goes directly to support the school budget.

Why Mandatory Fundraising?

Mandatory fundraising at Saint Joseph Catholic School is a means of keeping tuition costs at a minimum. Throughout each year we have several fundraising events to give us the opportunity to meet our family goal. The PTG participates in helping organize the activities for the school year. In order to meet our goal, all families participate in fundraising, and accept the responsibility to achieve this goal. Fundraising also encourages families to become involved in their children’s activities and provides opportunities for us to create and sustain a strong school community, which creates a stronger family.

Where does the Mandatory Fundraising Money go?

All proceeds for the school fundraising go to the school and assist with the operational expenses of the school.

When does fundraising begin?

Fundraising begins with each school year. Why not use the fundraising events to help with your holiday, birthday, and social events of your year? Plan ahead and help our school.

 

School Advisory Council

The School Adviosry Council meets month at the school. Chartered by the Bishop and the Superintendent of Schools, this group of parents and parishioners serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor and the principal.

School Principal

  • Anne Nowell

Members

  • Joseph Buggy
  • Eileen Dorgan
  • Chris Johnson
  • Stephanie Kemp
  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Norma Moreno
  • John Riley
  • Ben Wood