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Parents’ Association

Welcome to our SJEDS Parents’ Association!

We have an active PA that provides a tremendous variety of services and events to our school for the benefit of our children. Each parent is a member, and it is your help–in any way, big or small–that makes it all happen.

There are a variety of opportunities to fit your volunteer preferences, whether it’s working around your own schedule, working directly with our students or working side by side (and getting to know) other parents.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call, email me or stop me in the hall. I’m honored to serve as your PA President, and look forward to working together to make 2017-2018 another wonderful school year!

Julie Saleeba
President, Parents’ Association



President: Julie Saleeba
President-Elect: Schelon Seefeld
Secretary: Brooke Penland
Treasurer: Jennifer Hoover
VP Communications: Angela Barker
VP Homeroom Activities: Keri Skarupa
Head of School: Lori Menger

Get involved

If you would like to get involved, submit the Willingness to Volunteer Form.
Volunteer to be a homeroom parent.


PA Committees and Events

P = Great way to meet other PARENTS
S = Work directly with STUDENTS
H = Help from HOME (flexible)


Altar Guild
● Chair: Shannon Connell
● Set up church before chapel &/or straighten up afterwards
● Throughout year

Book Fair
● Chair: Erica Kirk, Co-chair: Marcie Barket
● Assist with Scholastic Book Fairs
● Event: 10/30-11/1/17; 2/12-2/15/18

Box Tops
● Chair: Schelon Seefeld
● Coordinate collection of Box Tops
● Collections on Jeans Days throughout year

Dads & Donuts
(P, S)
● Chair: Keri Skarupa
● Chapel service for dads and students
● Event: 1/16/18 & 1/17/18 (morning); assist with refreshments after Chapel

Fall Festival
(P, S)
● Chair: Jackie Gustafson, Co-chair: Kathleen Pajcic
● School carnival with fun booths, bouncy houses and food + other treats
● Event: 11/17/17 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.; various levels of involvement leading up to

Father / Daughter Dance
(P, S)
● Chair: Kristina James , Co-chair: Danielle Sanchack
● Magical evening of dancing, carriage/limo rides and light refreshments
● Event: 4/21/18; various levels of involvement leading up to

(P, H)
● Chairs: Christine Young & Kallie Tucker Co-chair: Erin Cumiskey
● Annual auction & party to raise funds for SJEDS + great parents’ night out!
● Event: 3/10/18; various levels of involvement leading up to

Hospitality (including Teacher Appreciation)
(P, H)
● Chair: Hala Salman, Co-chair: Erica D’Arienzo
● Provide food / beverages for school-related events
● Sign up opportunities throughout year

Kim’s Service
(P, H)
● Chair: Laura Saoud
● Outreach for SJEDS families in need
● Throughout year

Mom + Son Outing
(P, S)
● Chair: Schelon Seefeld, Co-chair: Brooke Penland
● Event: 11/5/17
● Various levels of involvement

(P, H)
● Chair: Erica D’Arienzo
● Ambassadors for new families
● Various other levels of involvement throughout year

Picture Day
● Chair: Julie Saleeba
● Assist with getting students to church lounge / chapel for individual / class pictures
● Individual pictures: 9/20/17; class pictures (& individual make-ups): 10/25/17

Sixth Grade Cares & Shares
(P, S, H)
● Chairs: Andrea Frick, Ann Thompson, Homa Guy
● Celebrating our sixth graders: helping them coordinate service, fundraising & social events; assisting with graduation
● Throughout the year

The Fund for San Jose
(P, H)
● Chair: TBD
● Key fundraiser endeavor for school
● Throughout year

Used Uniforms
● Chair: Jennifer Hoover, Co-chair: Meaghan Smith
● Collect used uniforms and coordinate used uniform swaps
● Throughout year

Vision Screening
● Chair: Shannon Connell
● Assist students during vision screening
● Event: 10/24/17

● Chair: Brandi Knoepfel, Co-chair: Stacey Gray
● School Liaison: TBD
● Format yearbook & coordinate ad sales
● Throughout year