Welcome School of St. Mary Families
Every parent/guardian of a School of St. Mary student is a member of the Parents Association, and we hope you’ll join us in building our community, volunteering, and supporting the Annual Crusader Fund.
The 2023-2024 Crusader Fund goal is $330,000, with 100% parent participation (in the form of your time, talent, and/or treasure). The Crusader Fund is instrumental in supporting the school, and funds are used for:
- Scholarships that allow students to have a School of St. Mary education;
- Faculty who love and care about our students and who are skilled educators; and
- An environment that makes successful education possible.
Not all of the PA events are fundraisers; we mix the FUN in with the fundraisers, and let’s have some fun this year! If you would like to volunteer and become involved on a Parents Association Committee, please reach out to the contacts listed below.
We’re so blessed you’re part of the SOSM community and we can’t wait to see you at PA meetings and events. Please check back periodically for event details, ticket sales and MORE!
Annual Crusader Gala: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Donate to the Crusader Fund by buying a beautiful hand-assembled gift box — perfect for teachers, friends, family, and colleagues!
Select a Pinot Noir or Bourbon/Cigar gift box, including snacks & treats paired to each liquor.
Only 80 Pinot Noir and 20 Bourbon boxes will be sold.
Orders must be received by Sunday, December 10.
Gift boxes will be delivered on Thursday, December 14 to local addresses in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Deerfield, Libertyville, and Vernon Hills.
Special thank you to Monika Miara and Mary Tracy for leading this fundraiser!
PA Meeting Schedule
Please join our PA meetings to learn more about upcoming activities and to share ideas for future community-building and fundraiser events.
All meetings are at 6:00 p.m.
SCHEDULE COMING SOON
About School of St. Mary
The School of St. Mary Parents Association (PA) supports the School of St. Mary (SOSM) vision and mission and serves to enhance the educational and social environment of the school through effective activities and communications designed to support academic and financial goals.
The purpose of the PA is to:
- Identify and host community-building opportunities;
- Organize and lead all school volunteer needs (e.g., room parents); and
- Plan and activate activities to support the annual Crusader Fund, which supports school programs for continual improvement and enrichment.
The SOSM PA shares the core values and beliefs of the School of St. Mary. The SOSM PA does not actively participate in curriculum or school administration, as that is a function of the School Advisory Council (SAC). The PA receives direction from and is ultimately accountable to the Pastor of the Church of St. Mary, the SOSM principal, and in his/her absence, the SOSM assistant principal.
Amanda Denninger (email@example.com), President