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|
|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||Thursday, February 15, 2017||Dr. Chris Pramuk, Associate Professor of Theology and Chair of Ignatian Thought at Regis 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."|
|New Parent Orientations||
Incoming 9-11 grade - Date TBD
Incoming 6-8 grade - Date TBD
|The PA will support the orientations by assisting with the receptions and preparing a "Survival Guide" to your first year at McQuaid.|
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.