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Welcome to the Sholem Aleichem College Parents’ Association. Parents of the school are automatically members of the Parents’ Association and we encourage everyone to be active in the life of our school/preschool. The Committee meets every 6 weeks to discuss upcoming events and the ongoing services we provide for all our children. You are welcome to come to one or all of the meetings to ask questions, voice an opinion or make a suggestion. Everyone is welcome!
What we do
SACPA has two main functions. We run fundraising activities and major events for the College and the wider community. We aim to coordinate one big event each year as well as a number of smaller ones. These have included the College Carnival, Trivia Night and stalls for Mother’s & Father’s Day, to name a few. We also provide services to the College community including second hand uniforms, hotdogs and sushi and social events like the Welcome Picnic. We work hand-in-hand with the staff and Principal to ensure that all money raised directly benefits all the students at the College.
Examples of what our efforts have provided include: iPads, interactive whiteboards and TVs, puzzles & toys, Hebrew books, air conditioning, native gardens, readers and classroom resources, sports equipment, outdoor musical instruments, an outdoor chess set, and so much more. We are very proud of all we achieve.
Who are we?
Your Committee includes:
President: Renee Gani
Vice President: Jeremy Hearst
Secretary: Renee McFarlane
Treasurer: Richard Gould
SACPA also comprises lots of other fantastic volunteers who help to run events, have a say at meetings , help out where they can or just coming along to support our events!
When we meet
SACPA meets every 6 weeks, at 8pm in the school staff room. Please check the SACPA Calendar for meeting dates as we rotate the day. Please join us, we’re friendly, it’s a great way to meet other parents, it’s social, fun and there’s always chocolate!
How to get involved
You don’t need to be on the Committee or even come to the meetings; you can offer an hour here or there when you can. We often call for volunteers for services and events; helpers to prepare hotdogs and sushi, look after a stall, set up a function etc. Parents, grandparents, nannies are all invited to do what they can, when they are available. The kids all love to see you helping out at school.
The best way to stay in touch with all that’s happening at SACPA is to read the weekly email that is circulated every Wednesday. This is the most up to date information, always lists what’s happening and asks for volunteers when required. You can also join our Facebook page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or grab us in the playground (we seem to spend a lot of time there)!