The association is integrated by the parents who volunteer in the first parents’ meeting. Welcoming of the year takes place during the first weeks of the school year with the purpose of recruiting the delegate parents for each grade level. The school then arranges a second meeting with the parents, to choose the ones that will be members of the Parents Association.
Research clearly shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the child does better academically, socio-emotionally and physically. By involvement we mean preparing their child for school ready to learn, reinforcing learning at home and being a part of the decision-making process affecting children.
At St. Patrick School everyone works to establish strong bonds of communication between parents and the school; therefore, dynamic and effective parental involvement in school life is required by every individual parent. Parental involvement includes:
If you are a parent at St. Patrick School, then you are already a member of the Parents Association, Partners in Education. However, the school is always looking for active members who are ready to volunteer. Regardless of what your exact interest are, you can be certain that your participation will be welcomed. The Parents Association is not just for moms! Dads also play active roles as volunteers and take on leadership roles in the organization. Even if you don’t have much time, attending the Parents Association meetings is an excellent way to stay updated of what’s happening at the school and to connect with other parents and school authorities and members.
If you wish to volunteer, contact the school principal, who will gladly tell you about your options and provide you with the necessary contact information.