The main avenue parents have to participate in various aspects of the school is through our School Parent Association. All parents of St. Edmund’s School students are members. The governing committee consists of 18 people that have been formed to represent the parents (often just called the ‘Class Mom’s’). This committee executive consists of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary / Treasurer, and the Parent Participation Coordinator. These four positions are decided by vote by the members of the committee. The terms of these posts are for two years unless otherwise stated.
The Class Moms are responsible for coordinating the parents in their class for certain class-sponsored events.
Grades K – 3: First Communion reception in May
Grades 1 – 5: Confirmation in Spring
Grades 2 – 4: Santa’s Breakfast in December
Grade 6: Graduation reception in June
Grades 5 & 7: Back to school BBQ in September
Each family is asked to volunteer a small amount of time to make these events a success! Please refer to the PAC Handbook or PAC Event Manual for more details on the coordination of the class events.
The Parent’ Association also raises money for items that are outside the school budget. In previous years this fundraising has provided computers, playground equipment, a letterpress, building renovations and many other items. We ask that all parents participate with their time, talents and financial support. Whatever we accomplish is for the good of the school and the success of each student.
Meetings are held monthly, or as needed. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents, support the school, and share ideas. The focus of these meetings is generally on planning class sponsored events (such as social and spiritual gatherings). To allow everyone a chance to get involved, the events are coordinated by different grades.