The Santa Fe Prep Parents’ Association aims to help strengthen the school community through communications, social engagement, and financial support. Last year the PA contributed a combined total of $80,000 to tuition assistance, Breakthrough Santa Fe, and other important school needs. As every parent at Prep is a member of this active, inclusive, and vital part of our school community, we welcome you to the Parents’ Association.
Parents’ Association meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are open to all. At the start of the school year, you will also be invited to a class meeting where parents from each grade level get together to meet faculty and discuss relevant issues for your grade: how to handle academic stress, the social challenges of middle school, new frontiers in technology for our kids, managing in a new learning environment, etc. You’ll also be invited to periodic parent education events, where local experts are invited to campus to provoke more in-depth discussion of certain topics.
The Parents’ Association typically helps host our fall Parent Open House—a great window into the educational experience of our children. In the spring, the PA helps put on Prep’s annual fundraising gala. Other Parents’ Association events include a huge rummage sale, the faculty/staff appreciation lunch, and a Community Book Read.
During a time in which in-person and large group gatherings are not possible, creativity and flexibility will be vital in achieving our goals as an organization. Some of our traditional events may look a little different this year, but it also gives us an opportunity to invent new ways to engage our community. Have an idea? Share it with us! We encourage your active involvement and participation in all PA events.
Your involvement in the PA is a wonderful way to learn about the Prep community, meet other parents, and be involved with your child’s educational and extra-curricular life at school. The PA sponsors and organizes a variety of activities that enrich and support students, parents, faculty and staff, and the general school community. Your participation impacts the entire school and supports our sense of community and school spirit. For brief descriptions of the various events and activities that involve parent volunteers throughout the year, click here>> PA Timeline 2020-2021