About Parent Association

The Parent Association facilitates, encourages and ensures ongoing community-building by providing activities, events, and service to the parish school. The Parent Association is a vehicle for supporting communication between home and school, offering a mechanism for education and serving as a structure for political action when needed. This will be accomplished in accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Seattle and the goals of this parish, in collaboration with the Pastor and Principal.

All parents of students attending St. John School are members of the Parent Association.

Your talents and support are needed this year more than ever! Join the Parent Association Leadership Team! 

Below are the general descriptions of the grade-level roles, but we welcome you to define how these roles work best for you and your grade’s team. We’re so thankful to have been blessed with so many people willing to share their talents, and we welcome your input and want you to feel empowered to make your mark. However, it’s essential that Admin and the PA know precisely who to contact within these defined roles in order to achieve these specific tasks:

Parent Association (PA) Reps:

    • Volunteer to support as many PA-sponsored events as possible, such as the Back to School Barbecue, STEM Night, and Spirit Day.
    • Organize biannual parent/family socials for your grade.
    • Attend a monthly PA Meeting. Notes and Action Items will be circulated after each meeting.

Classroom Parent:

    • The Room Parent’s primary roles are that of teacher liaison, parent communications, and volunteer team leader.
    • The Room Parent should reach out to their classroom teacher within the first two weeks of the school year to let the teacher know that they will be the primary point of contact for the teacher.
    • They will also act as Chairs of the grade support team (Hospitality, Auction, PA rep), ensuring all roles are supported and fulfilled, and manage all communications (emails, sign-up genius, etc.).

Hospitality Chairs:

    • Organize grade’s showings of appreciation (often, gifts) for their grade’s teacher, and the school’s administrators and specialists on Christmas and during Catholic Schools Week.
    • Organize an all-faculty-and-staff food or beverage-based event on a designated date. Examples of this range from catered lunches to pot lucks to beverage carts.
    • Support grade-specific community-driven Mission events, such as 4th Grade’s Kit Creation Night to Support People Without Homes.
    • Support the parish’s Coffee and Donuts, a simple event to promote community after Mass, on 2 prescheduled Sundays of 2 specific months, according to their grade.
    • Support their grade-specific Catholic Rites, such as Communion.

Auction Liaison:

    • Responsible for procurement of one class-sponsored Auction Item.
    • Manage the class Auction Art Project by either leading the project or securing an Art Lead. This person will partner with the school Auction Team to support all auction efforts including education, marketing, and procurement.  *This role reports to the school Auction Chair.

Sign up HERE to join the team!

Co-Chairs: Allan Quiaoit and Sara Dean

Communications Lead: Stephanie Glassburn
Hospitality Lead: Chris Sourov
Events Lead: Madeline Pennington
Welcoming Committee Chair: Julia Tsurusaki
Centennial Committee Chair: Sue Pierce