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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 2016-2017 another wonderful school year!

Erica D’Arienzo
President, Parents’ Association



President: Erica D’Arienzo
President-Elect: Julie Saleeba
Secretary: Schelon Seefeld
Treasurer: Stephania Million
VP Communication: Ann Thompson
VP Homeroom Activities: Brooke Penland
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: Erica D’Arienzo
● Set up church before chapel &/or straighten up afterwards
● Throughout year

Book Fair
● Chair: Julie Mickler
● Assist with Scholastic Book Fairs – dates to be determined

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

Dads & Donuts
(P, S)
● Chair: Keri Skarupa, Co-chair: Mary Salameh
● Chapel service for dads and students
● Event: 1/24/17 & 1/25/17 (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: 10/7/16 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.; various levels of involvement leading up to

Father / Daughter Dance
(P, S)
● Chair: Sally Abbey, Co-chair: Kristina James
● Magical evening of dancing, carriage/limo rides and light refreshments
● Event: 4/1/17; various levels of involvement leading up to

(P, H)
● Chair: Erin Cumiskey, Co-chair: Sara Mitchell
● Annual auction & party to raise funds for SJEDS + great parents’ night out!
● Event: date TBD; various levels of involvement leading up to

Hospitality (including Teacher Appreciation)
(P, H)
● Chair: Laura Saoud, Co-chair: Andrea Frick
● Provide food / beverages for school-related events
● Sign up opportunities throughout year

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

Lunch Bunch
(P, S)
● Help sort & distribute pre-packaged lunches
● Throughout year

Mom + Son Outing
(P, S)
● Chair: Allison Luker, Co-chair: Cynthia Salameh
● Event: 11/20/16
● Various levels of involvement

(P, H)
● Chair: Hala Salman
● Ambassadors for new families
● Various other levels of involvement throughout year

Picture Day
● Chair: Homa Guy
● Assist with getting students to church lounge / chapel for individual / class pictures
● Individual pictures: 9/21/16; class pictures (& individual make-ups): 11/16/16

Sixth Grade Cares & Shares
(P, S, H)
● Chairs: Dana Baldwin, Shannon Connell & Megan Edwards
● Celebrating our sixth graders: helping them coordinate service, fundraising & social events; assisting with graduation
● Throughout the year

(P, S, and H)
● Chair: Allison Weaver
● Throughout the year

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

Used Uniform + SJEDS Merchandise Sales
● Chair: Julie Saleeba, Co-chair: Jennifer Hoover
● Collect and sell used uniforms: Meet Your Teacher Day + various times throughout year (Please note: No longer consigning, but welcome any used uniforms donations – drop off in office)
● Coordinate sales of SJEDS merchandise (t-shirts, sweatshirts, ties, backpacks, etc.); available for purchase in school office

Vision Screening
● Chair: Greer Thomas
● Assist students during vision screening
● Event: 10/27/16

● Chair: Stacey Gray
● School Liaison: TBD
● Format yearbook & coordinate ad sales
● Throughout year