The Education Committee's goals are to participate in co-hosting and marketing the Parents' Association (PA) speaker series, a semiannual event featuring in and out of town speakers whose topics focus on parenting teenage sons. We also coordinate the PA's main fundraiser, the Barnes and Noble Book Fair. The profits from the Book Fair go directly to support the speaker series. Other projects include editing the PA survival guide, a comprehensive source for frequently asked questions anticipated from new parents and guardians to the McQuaid Jesuit community, and planning the PA book club selection.
|Committee Chair||PA Sponsor||Internal Liason|
|New Parent Orientations||
Incoming 9-11 grade - August 29
Incoming 6-8 grade - August 30
|The PA will support the orientations by assisting with the receptions and preparing a "Survival Guide" to your first year at McQuaid.|
|Box Tops for Education||2017-2018 School Year||Kari DePalma, P '22 will be working with the Middle School class officers to collect Box Tops. All proceeds from this program will go toward supporting the PA Service Commitee and individual student service projects.|
|Parents' Association Speaker Series||Monday, October 16, 2017||Phyllis Fagell, school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington and a contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Parenting” newsletter. Ms. Fagell will share strategies for parents to connect with their teenage sons.|
|Barnes & Noble Book Fair||Sunday, November 26, 2017||This is the Parents’ Association's single fundraiser for the year. A portion of all sales goes directly to the PA to support our events and activities throughout the year. NEW THIS YEAR - All funds raised will be allocated toward the PA Speaker Series.|
|Parents' Association Speaker Series||Tuesday, December 5, 2017||Dr. Robert Bonfiglio P ’08, ’12, Vice President for Student and Campus Life at SUNY Geneseo. In a presentation of unique interest to parents of high school students, Dr. Bonfiglio will share his insights on student life at colleges and universities today, and how parents can support their sons and daughters as they navigate campus life.|
|Parents' Association Speaker Series||Thursday, February 15, 2017||Dr. Chris Pramuk, Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University. Dr. Pramuk, the keynote speaker at last year’s Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium, will offer a reflective presentation on Ignatian spirituality and faith in the modern era.|
|Parents' Association Speaker Series||Monday, April 16, 2017||John Engels, President at Leadership Coaching, Inc. "Stimulating Leadership: How Parents Promote Self-Awareness and Maturity in the Family."|
The Education Committee welcomes volunteers to assist with each of the above events. Prior to each event, we will send a SignUp Genius link for which parents will have an opportunity to volunteer. Whether it be baking, taking photos, setting up or cleaning up for each event, we can always use your assistance. In addition, we have certain programs that may need assistance throughout the year. Please refer to the PA Monthly Newsletter to help with these programs.