Parents Association 2022-2023
You can make a difference in our School! Volunteer and have fun with the Parents Association!
Volunteer and have fun with the Parents Association by nominating for a Parents Association position for the 2022-2023 school year.
Each year, the Parents Association creates a nominating committee to help identify volunteers to serve on the Parents Association Council for the next year. The PA Council is comprised of event Chairs, Coordinators and Executive Committee members. The search is now on and we’re looking for some fabulous volunteers to serve on the 2022-2023 PA Council and Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee includes PA Parliamentarian, PA President Elect, one appointed member and a Lower School and Middle School member. Please submit a recommendation for serving on this committee by December 3, 2021, to be voted on by the PA Council during our November PA meeting. Nominating Committee meets several times in December and January to slate the PA positions for next year.
Please consider a position on the PA Council, job descriptions are below. If you would like to self-nominate or nominate someone else for a particular position, please fill out the online nominations form by Friday, December 3, 2021.
If you would like more information about a particular position, feel free to contact the person currently holding that position, or reach out to Parliamentarian, Shannon DeVilbiss. Contact information for each is below.
The Parents Association is just one of the thriving pieces that makes St. John’s a special place! We are looking forward to another amazing year at St. John’s, and hope you will thoughtfully consider how you can serve next year!
2021-2022 PA Parliamentarian
St. John's Parents Association 2022-2023 Positions
Below are the basic duties associated with each Chair, Assistant Chair, Coordinator or Executive committee position. Note: as the PA continues to evolve and grow alongside the school, some positions might adjust to reflect changing needs.
What is hard to convey is the fun, creativity and energy that each position holds. We look forward to a wonderful year!
PA COUNCIL STANDING CHAIRS & COORDINATOR POSITIONS
(Attend 5 General Council Meetings)
Book Fair Chair/Assistant Chair:
Develops the theme, promotional materials and overall coordination of the book fair. Works with the book vendor and adheres to the budget. Secures volunteers for the event and works with the school and librarian. Assistant Chair supports the chair in all aspects of planning and coordination and will become the chair the next school year. 2021-2022 Book Fair Chairs/Asst. Chairs: Lindsay Loughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org, Melissa Eakes, email@example.com, Noelle Hardin, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Pam Stuart, email@example.com.
Christian Life Liaison(s):
Coordinates and leads Parents in Prayer meetings throughout the year as scheduled. Decide and develop topic/theme for meetings including prayer walks or Bible studies. Encourages discussions of faith, hardship, testimonies and prayer requests. 2021-2022 Christian Life Liaisons: Ashley Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, Nicole Post, email@example.com, and Lindsay Starnes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach Coordinator:
The Community Outreach Coordinator is an important role within the Parent Association, with the goal of connecting St. John’s families with service-oriented opportunities in our community. This position typically consists of two people, and reports to the PA President. This role is responsible for: 1) identifying local organizations that would benefit from service projects where SJES parents, &/or families, can volunteer their time to help strengthen the local community; 2) communicate the project to the SJES community, organize the sign-up, and encourage maximum participation; 3) facilitate the volunteer day from start to finish.
Fall Carnival Co-Chairs:
Oversees the overall operation of the Fall Carnival (our largest school-wide community event and significant community fundraiser). Chairs are responsible for securing all Fall Festival committee chairs. They will adhere to a budget that is approved by the PA Executive Committee, work with the VP Community for overall direction, the Communications Chair to promote the event and with the VP of Fundraising to secure any outside underwriting of the event. This job does require some coordinating/organizing of the event over the summer or spring prior. 2021-2022 Fall Carnival Co-Chairs: Deborah Campdera, email@example.com and Jennifer Kukla, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Games Day Chair:
Works closely with the P.E. Department and Booster Club in securing volunteers to assist with games and other activities during Games Day in the spring. Must be present and assist on Games Day in May. 2021-2022 Games Day Chair: Elizabeth Fritz, email@example.com.
Lunchroom Coordinator: Provides a schedule and secures volunteers to assist in the school lunchroom.
New Family Coordinators:
Works closely with the Chief of Enrollment Management to help plan and oversee major events for new families including Ice Cream Social, New Parent Reception, Pre-k and Kindergarten summer parties, Fall Pre-k and Kindergarten parents social, and assigning “buddy families.” Should be available in the summer to answer questions and assist new families as needed. Assists the Admissions Coordinator with open houses as needed. New Family Coordinators have a Lower School and Middle School Chair. 2021-2022 New Family Coordinators: Lower School – Elizabeth Sieg, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kelsey McCord, email@example.com, Middle School – Shea Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Media Chair:
Use your social media savvy to promote PA events and happenings on the Parents Association’s social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram. Works closely with the Communications Co-Chairs and event Chairs. 2021-2022 Social Media Chair: Donna Haglin, email@example.com.
Do you love St. John's? This is the position for you! Spirit Chairs are responsible for spreading Lions Spirit on campus. Spirit Chairs coordinate back to school spirit events for the fall and an all school Pep Rally and Basketball Night in the spring. This position was new to the Parent's Association in 2016-17 and we hope to expand its reach in 2021-2022. Did you enjoy the Lions Roll with It? How about the Coin Drive? These are all activities the Spirit Chairs can coordinate with the President and the school! 2021-2022 Spirit Co-Chairs: Lissa Dewar, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Tiffany Davis, email@example.com.
Spring Fundraising/Auction Co-Chairs:
Oversees and coordinates the Parents Association Auction/Spring Fundraiser. The primary responsibilities are selecting and securing the facility, planning the party, and supervising all areas of the Auction. Auction Chairs are also responsible for securing committee chairs and managing an approved budget. Works closely with the VP of Fundraising and the SJES Parent Liaison. 2021-2022 Auction Co-Chairs: Sally Mitzner, firstname.lastname@example.org and Katie Weber, Katherine.email@example.com.
Coordinates volunteers to provide meals, cards and other special treats for community members, and oversees online Sunshine request form. (Does not include birthdays for the Classroom and Advisory teachers.) 2021-2022 Sunshine Co-Chairs: Donna Vaught, firstname.lastname@example.org and Courtney Gray, email@example.com.
Tablescapes Luncheon Co-Chairs:
Plan and implement the Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon in May of 2022. Identify a theme, plan the event and recruit volunteers to create tablescapes and serve at the luncheon. 2021-2022 Tablescapes Luncheon Co-Chairs: Michelle Dabdoub, firstname.lastname@example.org and Julie Halverson, email@example.com.
The Tailgate Chair position consists of 2-3 volunteers who plan and execute a traditional “tailgate” party for the School, as a fun social event for parents (adults only). Working in conjunction with the Booster Club and PA Presidents, the Tailgate Committee will plan a cornhole tournament, secure food & drinks, music/entertainment, secure underwriters to support event costs, and facilitate the set up and tear down of the event. This event typically takes place on campus, and in the Fall. The committee will report to the PA President. (*please note this was a new event / role in 2021 and will be evolving as the year progresses. This event is taking the place of the annual BBQ contest from Carnival and will potentially include that component again in 2022.)
Teacher Appreciation Chairs:
Coordinates activities for parents to show our appreciation of teachers and staff throughout the school year. Plans and hosts lunch on teacher in-service days (includes providing a lunch for the teachers and staff the day before school starts in August), conference days, small gifts at Christmas and a Valentine’s Day luncheon. (This position does not coordinate the Tablescapes Luncheon.) 2021-2022 Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kassidy Opitz, email@example.com, Lauren Schneider, LaurenAFletcher@gmail.com, and Carol Mitts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniform Resale Chairs:
In charge of collecting school uniforms and attractively presenting them at the Uniform Resale which is held during the late summer and then again in January. Uniforms are collected in January and during the last week of the school year. 2021-2022 Uniform Resale Chairs: Jenny Watts, email@example.com and Brannen Reinhart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock Games Chairs:
Works closely with the organizational staff at White Rock Games. Helps to promote and encourage participation in the Games within the St. John’s community. 2021-2022 White Rock Games Co-Chairs: Laura Bolger, email@example.com and Emily Presson, firstname.lastname@example.org.