Parent Association

Message from the Parent Association President

The goal of the Parent Association (PA) is to foster connection among families and between families and the school. This year we hope to provide opportunities for community building, learning, service, and fundraising to support the mission of the school. We strive to be effective and representative. The PA is only as strong as its active membership - please join us!

Parent Association General Meetings

• All Parents/Caregivers Welcome
• Look for updates in the Wednesday Headlines
First Meeting for 2022-2023:
Tuesday, September 6 
 6:00 p.m.


Committees and Opportunities

Standing Committees: All parents and guardians of St. Paul’s students are members of the Parent Association (PA), led by the PA Board. for the 2020-21 school year, the PA’s focus is to take care of one another – our families, our faculty and staff, our children, and our larger Oakland community – as we face the challenges of the present moment. The essential work of the PA is to build community, support St. Paul’s families, and strengthen the connection between parents/ caregivers and the School. It organizes its work via the following committees:

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  • Fundraising Committee

    The Fundraising Committee partners with staff and Room Parents to support fundraising initiatives, including the Annual Fund and special events. For more information on joining this committee, please email PA leadership:
  • Parent Education Committee

    The Parent Education Committee will help to select important topics for the enrichment of SPES parents and families.  Along with the school administration, the Committee will seek out speakers, workshops and experiences that will help parents be better informed about contemporary issues in learning, child and adolescent development and how to better understand and support St. Paul’s curriculum goals. For more information, please email committee chairs: Leslie Plettner ( and Cherisse Harper 
  • Care Committee

    The Care Committee provides support to families in times of need, organizes service opportunities for families. For more information, please email committee chairs: Mona Shah ( and Laura Farha.
  • D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Committee

    The Parent Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee provides opportunities for dialogue between families and with school representatives around critical DEI topics;  For more information, please email committee chairs: Kate Graves ( and Leanna Lewis (
  • S.W.A.P. Meet (Socializing With a Purpose)

    A place to meet and swap information, thoughts and ideas with the broader St. Paul’s community through not-so-traditional activities and gatherings. Our goal is to create spaces for robust connections to happen across grades to maximize opportunities for learning and growth while having fun. For more information, please email committee chairs: Christian Hill (, Natasha Mader (, Koren Stevenson (


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116 Montecito Avenue
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