Parent Association, Parent Volunteers

Show How Much you Love our SMA Teachers and Staff

Do you have fun and creative ideas on how you can show support and appreciation of SMA teachers and staff? The Parent’s Club is in need of one or two people to chair or co-chair the Staff Appreciation Committee for the 2017-18 school year, and to help organize ways to show support and gratitude. As a committee chair or co-chair, you’ll help keep this important tradition going, yet you will still have flexibility in the ways you decide to do this, and in how to use the large group of volunteers at the ready to help.

Here are just a few ways we have shown appreciation over the last few years:

  • Fall “stay-well” goody bags
  • December Bake Shop
  • Fall and Spring Continental Breakfasts
  • February Valentines
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Potluck in May

Teachers and staff especially look forward to the December Bake Shop and the Teacher Appreciation Potluck, and continually say they are two of their “favorite days of the year.” Recruiting volunteers to provide food and donations for these events is a snap with the help of the St. Mary’s Parent’s Association’s online Sign-Up Genius account. Shadowing opportunities are also available throughout the remainder of this year to help you see how some of these events are organized.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of this year’s current chairs listed below if you are interested, considering or just have questions. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and continued support of SMA teachers and staff.

Ann Shultz,, 503-951-3417

Annie White,, 503-866-7251

Susan Lyon,, 503-735-5491