FSF (SJOA PTO)

Family Supporting Faculty Organization

FSF stands for “Families Supporting Faculty.”  The mission of the FSF organization is to help elevate the education and experience that every student receives from St. Joan of Arc and to provide support to parents and school staff.  This mission can be achieved by engaging FSF’s strong network of committees and the school community as a whole.

Parent volunteering is critically important to our school.  We firmly believe St.  Joan of Arc’s success is largely dependent upon our families, their involvement, and their desire to make their child’s school the best it can be.  There are many opportunities, both large and small, for families to get involved and help the school community.  We ask every SJOA family to learn about the role FSF plays in the school and what volunteer opportunities are available.

FSF has many committees looking for volunteers:  Room parents, teacher appreciation, fundraising, and family outreach (i.e. new family mentors and Family Fun Nights).   At the beginning of the school year, all parents will receive the ‘FSF Volunteer Opportunities’ form that is required to be completed and returned to the school office.  Please note parents need not join an official FSF committee in order to volunteer or contribute, opportunities can be a one-time commitment or reoccurring.  As indicated on the volunteer form, however, all school parents are required to complete three hours of volunteer service to the school per school year, or parents may elect to instead pay a $25 fee to the school.  Our hope is you intend to volunteer three hours to our school!

The 2016-17 FSF President is Suzanne Bolton. If you have any questions or concerns on ways to volunteer, please contact Suzanne at fsf@sjoa.org.

Family Supporting Faculty 

This year FSF has created several committees with Chairs to allow families to volunteer where they feel most passionate.  Our FSF meetings are always open.  These meetings are held  monthly with a time and location that will be determined as it nears closer. Our board members this year were all previous FSF members.   However, we do have a few at large members that Chair committees and attend monthly meetings regularly.  You are always welcome to attend any or all meetings.

The Committees are as followed:

Family Outreach- Chair: Sarah Hargis

Family Mentoring- Char: Cara Bach

Room Parent Committee- Chair: Liz Koon

Teacher Appreciation Committee- Chairs: Casey Mangan

After School Clubs Committee- Chairs: Suzanne Bolton

Fundraising Committee- Chair: Suzanne Bolton

Used Uniform Committee- Chairs: Cara Bach

* There are several different options within each committee.  My recommendation would be to reach out to any of them (wherever you feel called to volunteer) and let the chair of the committee know you are interested.

Blessings,

Suzanne Bolton

fsf@sjoa.org