Welcome! As a parent of a St. Catherine School student, you are a member of the St. Catherine
What is Parent Club?
The Parent Club at St. Catherine School has three main functions: To raise money to support the
school; to sponsor fun events that build a strong St. Catherine community; and to be a
communication link between the teachers/school staff, and the parents.
Currently, Parent Club contributes a minimum $36,000 a year to the school’s general fund to help
bridge the gap between what parents pay for tuition, and the full cost of educating our children.
Parent Club also contributes funds to the teachers in the form of grants, to the school library, and to multi-arts programs. Parent Club’s largest fundraisers are the Jog-a-thon and SCRIP (prepaid
physical or electronic gift cards).
Favorite community events include the Back-to School BBQ, Harvest Festival, and the
Father-Daughter Dance. Parents can enjoy an evening out at Irish Pub Night (without the kids). We
invite your to join us for these events and discover your favorite! Other activities include treating
teachers and staff to coffee and lunches on occasion.
Parent Club’s main communication links are through the Room Ambassadors’ e-mail messages, and
the Principal’s Weekly Newsletter.
How is Parent Club Organized?
A Parent Club Board, made-up of a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and several
committee chairs, keeps the Club running. Please see the first page of the School Directory or the
Parent Club page on the school site for a list of current Board members. Consider volunteering for
one of these roles!
How Can I Support Parent Club & St. Catherine School?
Ask family & friends to support your child in the Jog-a-thon.
Purchase lots of SCRIP – for your everyday shopping, and as gifts!
Attend and bring family and friends to events like Harvest Festival.
Clip and send in Box-Tops. These funds help the school purchase new playground equipment.
Sign-up for and make your Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile. The school receive 6% on all your purchases.
Donate gently used school uniforms to the Used Uniform Sale. (Drop-off at office anytime.)
2017 - 2018 Parent Club Board
President: Colleen Ferguson
Vice President & Event Coordinator: Karin Herman
Treasurers: Alexis Wood, Siobhan Piechowski
Secretary: Darcie Wells
Jog-a-Thon: Alexis Wood
Scrip: Chelsey Samonte
Pizza Lunch: Amy Flaa
Used Uniform Sales: Tarrie Eckhart & Lisa Godfrey
Hospitality: Beth Swanson
Room Parent Ambassadors: Amy Lodwig
Drama: John Flaa
Holiday Extravaganza: Christy Srithongsuk
Annual T-shirt Contest: Beth Swanson, Amanda Peterson, Carolyn Cussac
2017 - 2018 Room Ambassadors
Cubs: Richelle Godwin
Tigers: Annie Bell
K: Siobhan Piechowski & Betsy Hill
1st: Shannon Carr
2nd: Heidi Stender & Kendra Powell
3rd: Inoka Wijesekera & Melodee Vela
4th: April Ariz & Heather Heinzen
5th: Debbi Amsbary
6th: Jennifer Muzia
7th: Kim Kelly
8th: Lisa Srithongsuk