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Family School Connection

Family School Connection

All parents of children enrolled at St. Patricia School are members of our Family School Connection (formerly Parent Teacher Club). Our FSC is led by an executive board of school parents, with faculty partnership, who volunteer their time to:

  • Promote non-academic student activities;
  • Sponsor and contribute to school fundraising;
  • Serve as resources and provide hospitality for new families.

Our FSC supports St. Patricia School in several ways. We truly appreciate our FSC volunteers, as their dedication to a safe and fun environment for our students is invaluable. Without parent volunteers, we would not be able to FUNraise the dollars necessary to keep tuition affordable and support student programs. Most importantly, we are so proud to help in creating memory-making connections through St. Patricia student activities outside of the classroom!

How does FSC support St. Patricia School?

  • School community activities include our annual Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, and Easter Bunny Breakfast – just to name a few!
  • FSC FUNraising events include our St. Patricia Family Fun Nights, Santa’s Workshop. Craft Show, Father Daughter Dance, Holiday Fundraising (such as Charleston Wrap and Butter Braids, and our Annual Trivia Night (new for 2019-2020!).

With our amazing parents’ time and efforts, we raise much-needed funds each year and fulfill volunteer needs that help us provide the family connections that our school has grown to appreciate and love!

When does FSC Meet?

We meet four times a year at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Our meetings are open to any parent that wishes to help, has an idea, likes to socialize, OR just wants to listen and learn about our FUNraising events and school community activities! Parents earn 1 volunteer hour for every meeting attended, while Event Chairs and Event Volunteers earn additional hours towards their family’s annual volunteer commitment!

Who are we?

The St. Patricia FSC is comprised of its Board and Event Chairs, all positions generously filled by volunteers. The Board members attend quarterly and event-focused meetings, set and manage the budget, approve and oversee activities, and allocate funds for programs.

We know that our parents’ time is valuable and lives can be hectic. Our parents who cannot commit to helping throughout the year often step up to manage a specific connection event by becoming an Event Chair. Event Chairs coordinate volunteers, supplies, and vendors as necessary, manage a set budget, promote the event with the school’s Marketing Coordinator, and facilitate event set-up, etc. in order to make their connection event a HUGE success!

Our FSC is seeking new Board Members and Event Chairs for the 2019-2020 school year!  Open positions are listed below; please submit your application for consideration.

  • Angela Salcido, President
  • Beth Ziolkowski, Vice-President
  • Secretary (click here to apply)
  • Treasurer (click here to apply)
  • Board Member
  • Board Member
  • Board Member
  • Mrs. Bartley-Bogard, Vice-Principal and 6th Grade Teacher, FSC Faculty Board Member
  • Jen Ahern, Marketing Coordinator

Get Involved!

To volunteer for any of our school community activities or FUNraisers, follow the event link through Sign Up Genius, if applicable:




  • Trunk or Treat (click here to volunteer)



  • Spirits of the Season Annual Fundraiser


  • Thanksgiving Feast (PK-2; click here to volunteer)




  • Science/History Fair Concessions (click here to volunteer)


  • Father/Daughter Dance (click here to volunteer)


  • Mother/Son Bowling (click here to volunteer)


  • Trivia Night Annual Fundraiser (click here to volunteer)


  • St Patricia All-School Field Day (click here to volunteer)

To help our school community thrive, we are in need of parents willing to help maintain our Family School Connection! Please consider volunteering, chairing an event, or becoming a Board Member!

Without the generous support to our fundraisers and superhero-like time commitments that our school families make each year, there wouldn’t be a FSC. The school community activities that we sponsor outside of the classroom are what connects our school as a family, are the events that our children look forward to – and are the connections that have become St. Patricia traditions and create terrific memories!