Our parents do amazing things to bring our school community together and support each other. Our school is very appreciative of all our devoted parents who generously share their time and talents! Joining a committee is a great way to lend a hand, fulfills family volunteer requirements, and is a great way to meet new friends! All our committees are welcoming new participants.
If you are interested in learning more about a committee, contact the committee chair through School Speak.
school advisory board
The STAA Advisory Board is made up of school representatives and committee members that are elected to three-year terms. The Board advises the pastor(s) and principal on financial, academic, governance, and other strategic leadership matters.
The Board is not accepting new members at this time, but parents are invited to appear at Board meetings for public forums and/or submit agenda topics for Board discussion.
School Advisory Board Chair: Rachel Arndt
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at St. Veronica's at 7:00pm.
Home and school committee
STAA's Home and School Committee bridges school and families together by organizing fun family events to promote a sense of community, reinforce our Catholic values, and serve as a resource of stewardship and communication to families by holding informative meetings throughout the year.
The Home and School Committee is welcoming new volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year! Home and School may be just right for you if you enjoy school community events that are social and fun, if you want to help our school families feel welcome and valued, and if you enjoy planning and organizing parties.
Home and School Chair: Angie Sobek
The Communications Committee organizes, plans, and participates in off-campus community events and cluster parish events throughout the school year which help to promote and publicize the school. We also help identify and correct information gaps in communication within the school and between parents/students and staff/administrators.
New members are always welcome! Communications Committee may be just right for you if you feel comfortable talking with strangers and consider yourself to be friendly and outgoing, if you believe that the relationship between STAA and our six cluster parishes is vital to our community, and if you want everyone in town to know what a great school STAA is and love to attend summer festivals and events.
Committee Co-Chairs: Sheri Reichert and Vivian Roe
Join Us: Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in the school library at 6:30pm.
Working with the Bay View Parochial Soccer League and Parkview Volleyball and Basketball Leagues, the Athletics Committee oversees scheduling of games and tournaments, hands out uniforms, recruits coaches and gym volunteers, operates a concession stand, maintains the integrity of the gym and sporting equipment, and coordinates fundraising, tournaments, and banquets.
New members are always welcome! Please consider joining our team if you love sports and spend a lot of time watching basketball, soccer, and volleyball, believe that playing a sport is an important part of a well-rounded education, and can commit time over some weekends to help at sporting events when needed.
"Althletics provide learning experiences, a positive base for Christian development and an understanding of competition, emphasizing sportsmanship and teamwork."
Committee Chair: Terry Kirby
Join Us: Meetings are held the third Monday of each month in the school library at 5:30pm.
The Auction Committee helps organize all facets of our annual STAA Dinner Auction event. The Auction Committee typically meets once a month from October through the event date in spring. Subcommittees are appointed within the greater Auction Committee which include procurement, food and beverage, decorating, and logistics.
2017 Auction Committee Co-Chairs: Janine Hubbell and Trina Walden
Join us: Watch for communications regarding upcoming committee meetings.
The Policy Committee works in correlation with the pastor-designate, the principal, and the School Advisory Board to update the annual handbook for parents and students.
This committee meets as needed, typically toward the end of the school year and summer to revise the handbook for the upcoming year.
Policy Committee Chair: Patrick Fleis
girl and boy scouts
Volunteer to work with our Girl or Boy Scout troops. We are always looking for talented parents to show our troops how to build something, make something, create an art project, or teach them something new. Help our girls and boys build self-confidence, self-worth, and leadership skills.
Girl Scout Leader: Jessica Kois
Boy Scout Leader: Luther Esselstrom
Room parents are a vital part of the classroom. Room parent volunteers may assist with school activities throughout the school year, including planning classroom activities at the teacher's invitation, helping with all-school activities, assisting with special projects, and more.
We encourage your support in helping make your child's school experience a positive one. To find out how you can participate, contact your child's teacher.
There are several opportunities throughout the school year for parents to assist as chaperones on field trips. Chaperones must complete the Safeguarding All of God's Family (SEE) training and have a criminal background check before participating (see below for more details).
miscellaneous volunteer opportunities
If you can't volunteer for a committee, we have quick and easy volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including:
- Coaching a team
- Working concessions/admissions at a sporting event
- Volunteer with the school play
- Help plan/organize a school event
- Help set-up, clean-up, or serve food at an event
- Participate with a parish dinner
- Donate food for an event
- Cut and prepare Box Tops and Campbell's Soup labels for redemption
- Participate in the Catholic Soles Walk
- Attend the annual dinner auction
Safe Environment Education
In keeping with the Archdiocese requirements, all adults who chaperone must attend Safe Environment Education (SEE). This is also referred to as Safeguarding All of God's Family. SEE is designed to assist the church in being a safe haven for children and teaches adults to understand and recognize the warning signs of abuse, help control access to our children, and speak responsibly about their concerns.
For more information or to register for a class, visit www.archmil.org/safeguarding.