St. Joseph Catholic School Parent Club
Meets: First Tuesday of the Month at 6:30p.m.
Location: School Gym
Who We Are and What We Do:
The St. Joseph Catholic School Parent Club is a non-profit organization whose membership includes all parents, legal guardians, and staff at the school. Our mission is to promote fellowship, unity, open communication, and understanding between parents, students, teachers, and staff. Our efforts serve to enhance and maximize the education of every child while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.
The Read-A-Thon, held each November, is a successful fundraiser organized and sponsored by the Parent Club. This event allows the Parent Club to sponsor many activities, including a school movie at the theater, staff appreciation gifts, and student enrichment. Parent Club also helps to aide teachers in classroom setting, holds fundraisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children.
Parent Club supports the annual Math is Cool competitions by providing pizza to participating students. In addition, Parent Club members buy prizes for bingo winners during the annual Catholic Schools Week celebration.
Empty Bowls is an annual school-wide service project that invites the Wenatchee community and surrounding areas to help support the St. Vincent's Food Bank which feeds over 100 families weekly. Each St. Joe's student paints a bowl which is sold during Lent at the Empty Bowls Soup Supper. Parent Club leads this effort thanks to donations and support from around our beautiful Wenatchee Valley.
Parent Club board member positions include a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, school store representative and faculty liason. They may also include various specialty positions, such as hospitality or programs. The board typically governs PC by creating and voting on meeting dates, general meeting programs, etc.
Parent Club encourages parent, teacher, and community involvement by providing programs that facilitate activities such as bicycle safety, drug awareness, energy conservation, reading programs, science programs, math programs, and pedestrian safety. The annual back to school barbeque held each August to gather and welcome new and returning students and families is also sponsored by Parent Club.
PC parents get involved by supporting their students, teachers, and staff. Parents can volunteer to be room parents to assist with class parties or field trips. They can help set up at a carnival or health fair. They can help teachers and staff by making copies for the class.
For teachers and staff
Teachers and staff may become involved by helping to plan events that encourage the education of the students. These may include workshops, tutoring, or special family nights (math, science, reading).
The students reap the benefits by the involvement and support of all the adults involved in the PC. The PC supports the educational goals of the school, thus extending those goals to the students.
PC meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym.