What is PALS?
PALS (Parents Actively Lending Support) is a vital part of the St. Paul’s Academy community. PALS is made up of parent volunteers who coordinate fundraisers and FUN-raisers to support our school community and families. Funds raised by PALS support the school in a variety of ways, providing vital funding for field trips, special teacher requests, Chapel Guild, guest artist program, teacher appreciation, and so much more. PALS also supports enrichment opportunities, those sometimes small but important pieces that help our school feel like a community. Supporting PALS projects is a way that parents can have a direct impact on our children’s experience at SPA.
Who is a member?
All parents of enrolled students are automatically members of PALS. All parents are encouraged to get involved as chairs of fundraisers, or events like our annual Family Fun Night, Scholastic Book Fair, Dinner/Family Knights Out, the Jr. Ski-to-Sea Parade, and the end-of year picnic.
What is the PALS O/C?
O/C stands for Operating Committee. This is a group of parents, teachers, and staff who make decisions about the direction of PALS. Officers and representatives for the O/C are elected annually. Meetings take place every other month, usually on a weekday evening, to review the budget and other agenda items.
2018/2019 PALS OFFICERS & LEADERS
(elected board, as of 6/15/18)
PRESIDENTS: Rebecca Reddin & Liz Walker
VICE PRESIDENTS: Mychel Cortese & Patsy Williams
TREASURER: Cheryle Figgess
SECRETARY: Carol Lucero
PARENT REP TO THE BOARD: John Mulhern
LEPS LIAISON: Sue Day
LS LIAISON: Nadia Boulos & Allison Caldwell
MS/UP LIAISON: Karen Enriquez
BOX TOPS: Nneka London-Browne
WALK-A-THON COORDINATORS: Cheryle Figgess & Liz Walker
PIZZA COORDINATOR: Erin Ocegueda
PORT-OF-SUBS SANDWICH COORDINATOR: Cheryle Figgess
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MANAGER: Rachel Gulleson
SERVICE HOUR COORDINATORS: Heather Morse & Carol Lucero
USED UNIFORM COORDINATOR: Liz Walker temporarily)
PASSPORT CLUB: Karen Enriquez
GARDEN COORDINATOR: Heather Carter
LIBRARY GUILD: Rachel Gulleson
CHAPEL SERVICE GUILD: Christy Fankhauser
SCRIP: Scarlet Tang
SIGN UP GENIUS REP: Heather Carter
WEBSITE UPDATE REP: Nadia Boulos