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 2021-2022 another wonderful school year!

Laura Saoud
President, Parents’ Association

2021-2022 Parents' Association Executive Board

President: Laura Saoud
President-Elect: Cyndi Hodges
Secretary: Shelly Jones
Treasurer: Danielle Caplin
VP Communications: Caren Jones
VP Homeroom Activities: Courtney Taylor
Teacher Liaison: Allison Turknett
Head of School: Martha Milton

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: Michelle Pall
  • Set up church before chapel &/or straighten up afterwards
  • Throughout year

Book Fair

  • Chair: Catie Stallings
  • Assist with Scholastic Book Fairs

Dads & Donuts
(P, S)

  • Chairs: Rachael Kent and Luzmarie Youngers
  • Chapel service for dads and students
  • Assist with refreshments after Chapel

Employee Appreciation Week
(P, H)

  • Chairs: Courtney Stoner and Elizabeth Brannock

Fall Festival
(P, S)

  • Chairs: Elise Summer and Angela Zinsmeister
  • 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 and Emily Magee
  • 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 the event

(P, H)

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

Kim’s Service
(P, H)

  • Chair: Erin Cumiskey
  • Outreach for SJEDS families in need
  • Throughout year

Mother/Son Event
(P, S)

  • Chairs: Shannon White and Allison Mangini
  • Various levels of involvement

Parent Engagement
(P, H)

  • Chair: Jenny Clarke
  • Ambassadors for new families
  • Various other levels of involvement throughout year

Picture Day

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

Used Uniforms

  • Chair: Katie Lomax
  • Collect used uniforms and coordinate used uniform swaps
  • Throughout year

Vision Screening

  • Chair: Alisha Martin
  • Assist with students