116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Grandparent and Special Friend Information
Driver Registration Form 2012-2013
Driver Registration Form 2013-2014
At Field Day, 2011
The start of the school year brings new activities and the potential for new friendships, but how does a parent move beyond just saying "Hi!" to other parents at drop-off? Barring a preternatural ability to bond instantaneously, getting to know parents is expedited by volunteering.
"One of the great things about St. Paul's is the sense of community," says Beth Goldberg, Parent Association president and parent of students in third grade and kindergarten. "Volunteering helps create that community."
Fun and Manageable
But how? Pick a volunteer task that sounds both fun and manageable for you and your schedule, whether you're never available during the day or only available during the day. We need volunteers for weekend events and time committments may be small or large.
At Field Day and Back-to-School Night, the Parent Association will have sign-up sheets for activities where volunteers are needed. Another idea is to email or call Parent Association officers or room parents and say you're looking for opportunities. Say hi!
Welcome to the Parent Association!
|If you are a parent or guardian of a current St. Paul’s student, you are a member of the Parent Association. Welcome!|
We are staffed and led entirely by member volunteers, and we charge no dues. The Parent Association works in partnership with the School administration, faculty, staff, and its parent members to support the School’s mission and help ensure its continued success as a premier learning institution in the East Bay.
Please volunteer and get involved with us!
Beth Goldberg, PA President
Parent Association Officers 2012-2013
President: Beth Goldberg
Infusion: Tom Malarkey
OakTown: Molly Brannigan and Robin Levi
Pizza Day: Molly Brannigan
Escrip: Beth GoldbergParent Association Room Parents
K1 Erin Lewis, Beryl Potter
K2 Brianna Lewis, Shelly Merid
1st Margaret Riley, Carla Wicks
2A Lisa Russ
2B Jonathan Boe
3A Jeannie and Michael Lynch
3B Jennie Bertone
4A Kedra Rhodes-Sumler
4B Nat Voorhies
5A Samantha Sanderson
5B Stephanie Brown
6th Lori McDaniel, Tina Vaughns
7th Lisa Klyce, Julia Temple
8th Xina Loveall
|Click here to go to the Parent Forms page. You'll find a Photo Release form, a Pizza Day form, and more.|
About the Parent Association
|Events and Programs|
The Parent Association supports or runs a wide variety of events and programs including the OakTown DownTown auction, the St. Paul's Book Fair, parent education evenings, scrip fundraising, and diversity discussions through the PA diversity subcommittee known as Infusion.
annual OakTown DownTown auction event with live music, great food and
fun! We are delighted with the spectacular success of our March 2009
auction, which raised a record $95,000 in support of the Tuition
- Scrip programs, particularly eScrip,
which raises several thousand dollars simply based on School
supporters’ every-day purchases.
- The annual St. Paul’s
Book Fair, which benefits the School libraries. Again, the 2008-09
school year saw a record-setter, as the Parent Association raised
$6,000 in total retail and book donation gifts.
Education and Diversity seminars to help parents understand how the
administration and faculty are fulfilling the School mission and to
give parents the tools to support their children’s educational journey
at St. Paul’s.
- Stuff-for-Staff to thank the school faculty and staff for their dedication and hard work on behalf of our children.
- Field Day, which brings the entire school community together for a day of fun at the start of each new school year.
Although every family commits to
volunteer 30 hours per school year (15 hours for single-parent
households), in fact, many families donate many, many more. Even with
its visionary leadership and amazing faculty, the School would not be
the path-breaking institution it is without this committed community of
The Parent Association generally meets in the early evening on the
second Tuesday of each month throughout the school year. The business
of the Parent Association is usually only a small part of the program.
Most of the evening is spent learning about issues that are important
to most parents. For example, we have hosted panels on the
administration’s homework philosophy, diversity, learning differences,
and discipline, among others.
|Supporting the Mission|
The Parent Association actively
supports the School’s mission through fundraising, volunteer
recruitment and coordination, parent education, and community-building
programs. Moreover, the president and vice-president of the Parent
Association are voting members of the St. Paul’s Board of Trustees.
This ensures that the parent body is informed about important School
developments and that the Board is aware of the parent perspective on
key issues facing the School.
The Parent Association’s
fundraising efforts primarily benefit the School’s renowned Tuition
Assistance program, but also provide significant support to both the
Lower and Middle School libraries, the eighth grade environmental
science trip to Catalina, and other activities.
Aside from raising money in support of the School’s mission, the Parent
Association has taken an important leadership role in building the
School community. The Parent Association recruits and supports the many
parent volunteers involved in fundraising, education, and other School