Community

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! spesoak.parent@gmail.com

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. 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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  • Parent Association Committee Chair

    1. Schedule & lead committee events/meetings
    2. Contribute committee reports to PA Board and General meetings 
    3. Attend PA general meetings (~every other month)
    4. Attend PA Board meetings (~every other month)
    5. Attendance is requested for most but not all meetings
  • Fundraising Committee

    • Annual Fund Class Captains 
      • Cheerlead and gently remind (i.e. send text/email/tap on the shoulder) their class to make commitments to the SPES Annual Fund
    • Oaktown Planning Committee 
      • Many roles to choose from - party planning, solicitations for online auction, day-of support
    • Swag Campaign
      • Create an evergreen online “store” for St. Paul’s swag 
      • Monitor sales and adjust products as needed
      • Note: proceeds should be shared between the 8th grade class (for their annual school trip) and the school. For this reason, it would be great to have an 8th grade parent on this committee. 
      • Description of past year activities is here
  • Parent Education Committee

    • Produces 2-3 events per school year, working in consultation with St. Paul’s staff and administration
    • Past topics have included: Kidpower workshops, financial planning for college, anxiety in kids and adolescents. 
    • Events can and should be repeated, e.g. digital citizenship and safety.
  • Care Committee

    • Supports families in crisis with meal trains, carpools, and other outreach
    • Organizes a service day for St. Paul’s families
    • Supports Teacher Appreciation activities
  • D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Committee

    • Creates opportunities for parents and caregivers to discuss issues relating to DEI 
    • Holds ~4 meetings per school year
    • Supports parent affinity groups
    • Chairs participate on the Board of Trustees DEI committee
  • S.W.A.P. Meet (Socializing With a Purpose)

    • Hosts ~3-4 events per school year
    • Joins forces with other committees to support events
    • Examples include: walks for parents around Lake Merritt, playground playdates, etc.




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116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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