The objectives of this association are to:
- Help parents and teachers acquire a profound appreciation of the ideals of Catholic Education.
- Promote a clearer understanding of the mutual educational responsibilities of parents and teachers.
- Encourage the home and school to a greater degree of cooperation in discharging responsibilities.
- Subsidize the additional funds needed to provide a quality Catholic Education.
Each parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Association. We therefore ask that:
- Parents set a good example for their children by the regular practice of their faith. If they are Catholic, they are expected to take part regularly in Mass and the sacramental life of the Church.
- At least one parent, preferably both, attend the PTA meetings and participate in all PTA functions and fundraisers.
- Whenever possible, parents serve as volunteers assisting with lunches or fundraiser activities
- Annual PTA membership dues, $40.00 per family, be paid on a timely basis
Tuition: Follow the tuition payments as scheduled. Parishioners, please support the parish.
Playground: Once during the school year, one parent or another adult representing the parent is required to help the teacher supervise the playground during lunch hour - 11:00 am-12:00 Noon. Parents who do not respect nor fulfill playground responsibilities are asked to pay $25.00 so a replacement can be obtained.
PTA Fundraisers: Parents are asked to support all PTA fundraisers. A list of all PTA fundraisers is distributed at the first PTA meeting of the school year. Funds raised are used to supplement tuition costs, therefore parents are responsible to either sell items or tickets to relatives and friends, or purchase for themselves. Please note: NO CHILD IS PERMITTED TO SOLICIT DOOR TO DOOR.
** It must be noted and understood that tuition does not cover the cost of a quality Catholic education. At present, the PTA and Saint Jerome Church subsidize the school with a yearly sum, therefore participation in PTA fundraisers and your financial support to the parish are both critical to the continued operation of our school. **