Parents

Parents at St. Joseph are involved with their child’s education in many ways including – the Parent Teacher Guild (PTG), family-oriented activities, fundraising for student and teacher materials, and offering their many gifts and talents as volunteers.

Parent Teacher Guild (PTG)

What does the PTG 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 and everyone is welcome to participate. In order to attend a meeting, you can access the link sent via ParentSquare.  During our meetings, there will be time for collaboration and connection with other parents as we discuss relevant school issues and continued school improvement.

PTG Board Members

  • President: Maria Faulve-Motojo
  • Vice president: Barbara Hartford
  • Finance: Maud Calegari
  • Advisor & Secretary: Olivia Bryant

Meetings at 6:30-7:30pm Hosted on Zoom

  • September 10th
  • October 8th
  • November 12th
  • January 14th
  • March 11th
  • May 13th

School and Financial Advisory Council

The School and Financial Advisory Councils meet monthly at the school (on Zoom this year). Chartered by the Bishop and the Superintendent of Schools, this group of parents and parishioners serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal.

School Advisory Council Members

  • Lisa Sainte-Marie
  • Pedro Martinez Del Rio
  • Jorel Mee
  • Reinaldo Giudici
  • Shivam Khullar
  • Principal Jennifer Garzia

Financial Advisory Council Members

  • Jonathan Boulos (St. Joseph Financial)
  • Kenneth Faulve-Montojo
  • James Barrett (St. Joseph Parish)
  • Angela Mbui
  • Holger Ippach
  • Principal Jennifer Garzia

Alumni Committee

The Alumni Committee is an additional way to be involved. Parents and Alumni are welcome to be a part of this group. The purpose of the Alumni Committee seeks to nurture the Alumni/St. Jospeh School relationship, providing opportunities for Alumni to be involved, reconnect, and contribute to our community.

Alumni Committee Members

  • Rachel Hilario
  • Monica Gutierrez
  • Lisa Navarro
  • Jorel Mee
  • Barbara Hartford Mee

Fundraising

Fundraising at SJMV supports students and the school. Throughout the year we have two main community fundraising events: The Walk-A-Thon and the Annual Auction.  The Walk-A-Thon typically takes place in September and the Annual Auction usually takes place in the Spring.

Fundraising FAQ

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

We hope for all families to support fundraisers as much as they can.  Some families feel strongly about certain fundraisers and put most of their efforts towards just a few fundraisers.

What is the benefit of participating in the fundraising events?

By supporting our school-wide efforts, you support student learning. Whether contributing to our Tuition Assistance program or donating to our school’s general operations – your support helps our school and students thrive.

What is the Annual Auction all about?

The 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 great opportunity to bring the whole community together in support of SJMV!