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 2019-2020 another wonderful school year!

Jennifer Hoover
President, Parents’ Association

2019-2020 Parents' Assocation Executive Board

President: Jennifer Hoover
President-Elect: Emily Magee
Secretary: Keri Skarupa
Treasurer: Danielle Caplin
VP Communications:  Hala Salman
VP Homeroom Activities: Erin Cumiskey
Teacher Liasion: Allison Turknett
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: Kristen Veniard
  • Assist with Scholastic Book Fairs

Box Tops

  • Chair: Shelly Jones
  • Coordinate collection of Box Tops
  • Collections on Jeans Days throughout year

Dads & Donuts
(P, S)

  • Chair: Fiki Revels & Meriyam Usman-Mahamane
  • Chapel service for dads and students
  • Assist with refreshments after Chapel

Fall Festival
(P, S)

  • Chairs: Caren Jones & Cyndi Hodges
  • School carnival with fun booths, bouncy houses and food + other treats
  • Various levels of involvement leading up to

Father / Daughter Dance
(P, S)

  • Chairs: Danielle Caplin & Danielle Sanchack
  • Magical evening of dancing and light refreshments
  • Various levels of involvement leading up to

(P, H)

  • Under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Development
  • Annual auction & party to raise funds for SJEDS + great parents’ night out!
  • Various levels of involvement leading up to

Hospitality (including Teacher Appreciation)
(P, H)

  • Chairs: Kallie Tucker & Courtney Taylor
  • Provide food / beverages for school-related events
  • Sign up opportunities throughout year

Kim’s Service
(P, H)

  • Chair: Christine Young
  • Outreach for SJEDS families in need
  • Throughout year

Mother/Son Event
(P, S)

  • Chairs: Joslyn Facemyer & Jenny Clarke
  • Various levels of involvement

(P, H)

  • Chair: Erica D’Arienzo, Julie Saleeba & Laura Saoud
  • Ambassadors for new families
  • Various other levels of involvement throughout year

Picture Day

  • Chair: Laura Saoud & Alisha Martin
  • Assist with getting students to church lounge / chapel for individual / class pictures
  • Individual pictures, class pictures (& individual make-ups)

Sixth Grade Cares & Shares
(P, S, H)

  • Chairs: Stacey Gray, Kathleen Pajcic & Brooke Penland
  • 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: Angela Stalvey & Deborah Lamm
  • Collect used uniforms and coordinate used uniform swaps
  • Throughout year

Vision Screening

  • Chair: Joanna Curtis
  • Assist students during vision screening


  • Chair: Tracy Williams
  • School Liaison: TBD
  • Format yearbook & coordinate ad sales
  • Throughout year