The mission of the Parent Association at St. Francis School is to be the collective parental voice of the school, to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all parents, and to work collectively with the Board of Trustees and school administration in meeting the immediate needs of the school. The PA acts as the school’s biggest cheerleader and an ambassador to all SFS parents. This is accomplished through monthly meetings and forums at both the Goshen and Downtown campuses, parent gatherings, and fundraisers. Every SFS parent is a member of the St. Francis School PA.
Support our school
There are many ways you can help support our school. We can always use volunteers, but there are also ways you can easily help us raise money so we can give grants at the end of the school year. From registering your Kroger card to shopping at Amazon to paying your dues, every dollar goes back to the school we love.
Goshen Campus PA (Preschool – 8th Grade)
I am very excited and honored to be the PA President for the Goshen Campus again this year! I will be working with a great group of PA Representatives along with our wonderful Room Representatives to make this a fun and productive year.
Again this year, we are asking each family to contribute $50 for PA dues (suggested donation amount) in lieu of selling wrapping paper, coupon books or anything of the sort. These dues are used for PA Grants given to the faculty for “wish list items”. Last year, the PA raised over $10,000! This year we are raising funds to support 3-D printers on both campuses, an expanded outdoor mud kitchen for the preschoolers, additional furnishings for the Downtown Campus Reading Room and an electronic message sign for the Goshen campus.
In addition to PA dues, we will continue to offer fun and exciting family events that serve as both fundraisers and community-building opportunities. The PA also sells Wyvern wear at various school events, online and at our new mobile bookstore cart! Support your school and show your Wyvern pride with some great Wyvern wear.
If you have any comments or questions, or would like to volunteer in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me at GoshenPA@StFrancisSchool.org
Downtown Campus PA (High School)
As an alum of both Goshen and the High School and a current parent, I am thrilled to be the PA President for the Downtown Campus this year. At St. Francis, every parent is a member of the Parent Association. Our primary goal is to support the mission of the school by 1) providing volunteers for various activities, 2) facilitating communication between school and families, and 3) raising funds to help provide “out of budget” school needs.
We won’t ask you to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper or potted plants to raise funds. We will ask that you participate in “painless fundraising” by designating St. Francis School as the beneficiary with your Kroger card or ValuMarket card. We will also ask you to pay annual dues to the PA, which is much easier than selling wrapping paper! The suggested dues amount is $50 per family, which covers any children on both campuses.
There are many ways to get involved with the St. Francis PA and we would love to have you join us! If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to contact me at DowntownPA@StFrancisSchool.org.