Our school is blessed to have an active and enthusiastic Parent Association (PA). This dedicated group of volunteer leaders helps to promote the spiritual, educational, physical, and cultural welfare of our students through the coordination of many volunteers and the promotion of school fundraising activities. As parents, the PA believes we can demonstrate the importance of Holy Family Catholic School to our children by engaging in stewardship to our school community through active volunteering. We encourage parents to integrate themselves in the wonderful community by getting involved with the PA.
At Holy Family, there are numerous ways to get involved and the easiest way is the volunteer opportunities coordinated by the Parent Association volunteers listed below. Studies show a positive correlation between parent involvement and student success. Watch for the weekly school eNewsletters that keeps parents informed of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Please contact our Parent Association (email@example.com) and become involved! To learn more about the PA access our Parent Association Handbook.
Interested in Volunteering?
Please consider sharing your time and talent with one or more of the service committees by filling out the volunteer interest form. Each parent should complete the form separately. There will be additional opportunities throughout the year to sign up for specific events and activities. Thank you in advance for your invaluable service to our students and our school community. Please note that all volunteer positions require EIM certification; you may begin the process by learning more about the EIM certification. Please contact Parent Association Vice President, Tricia Swan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Executive Committee meets monthly to support the Parent Association. The Executive Committee appoints and oversees the work of the Service Committees. Expand the links below to learn about the roles of the Executive Committee and to find email links to our parent volunteers.
Dineen Mansfield presides at all general meetings of the PA and of its Executive Committee and is an ex-officio member of all committees except the nomination committee.
Tricia Swan acts at the main communication point for all the service committee chairs. Functions at the Parliamentarian during meetings. Performs any necessary duties delegated by the president and performs all duties of the president in case of absence.
May Nguyen Mitchell receives all monies of the PA and keeps an accurate record of the receipts and expenditures which are reported monthly to the Executive Committee. Obtains check request and deposit forms as needed and pays funds out as authorized by the PA.
Service Committee Chairs
The Service Committees report to the Parent Association Vice President. We are eager to welcome you and can always use more volunteers to support these committees. Expand the links below to learn more about the specific committees and to find email links to our parent volunteers.
The liaison between parents, teachers, administration, committee service chairs and the PA for classroom activities/needs and service to the school.
Organize and implement approved programs that raise money for the school.
Provide volunteers to help set-up and staff the annual Book Fair. Volunteers also assist in the library during classroom library time.
Provides support to the school community and serves as a liaison between the grandparent community and the PA.
Plans activities to express parent support and appreciation to the faculty and staff.
2019 - 2020 Fundraising Committee Chairs
In collaboration with the Board of Advisors and the Development Director, the Parent Association supports fundraising events throughout the year that benefit Holy Family Catholic School. The school’s three main fundraisers consist of an annual appeal in the fall, and two events later in the school year. Each fundraiser is a community effort that requires the effort of many volunteers in various areas. Parents are involved in every aspect - from the initial business plan, to organizing and creating, to the donated time, talent, and treasures -- and into the day of the event when the entire community gets together to support our school in fun and fruitful celebrations. If you would like to volunteer or would like more detailed information please contact the Development Director or the Event Chairperson listed under the event below.
This annual appeal takes place in the fall. Volunteers communicate with classroom parents regarding Choir of Angels participation.
Become a Community Partner
Our strong school community extends beyond our campus and into the greater Austin area. Join us for our highly attended Spirit Nights where we gather to support local restaurants while enjoying time together. Parents with businesses join us to become Community Angels in our endeavors. We love to thank them and ask you to continue to support these generous partners when you need their provided services. Further, we enjoy ongoing relationships with our Easy Giving partners — it is wonderful to partner with organizations that make supporting each other so easy — please join today! Do you know of a business that would like to be involved in supporting Holy Family? Please contact Allen Christy for details.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Every Summer the Parent Association sends out a newsletter to all families. View the 2019-2020 Newsletter to learn about all the PA accomplished.