Events & ActivitiesReading Time: 2 minutes
Many events and activities occur during the school year offering a wide variety of opportunities for families to support the school and to foster new relationships.
A number of small group committees help to plan and organize these events and activities, each group contributing to the overall mission of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) of fostering a sense of community.
The Parent Advisory Committee’s role is to help build a sense of community among families and staff through activities and ongoing school-wide communication. With the help of parent volunteers, PAC provides support for all school programs and is an avenue for parent feedback, which is used to shape the direction of The School.
New Parent Orientation
An evening event before school starts for new parents to meet veteran parents and SYC staff in order to learn about a typical day in the life of a preschooler at SYC.
A chance for new and returning families to come together on Taylor’s Field (field adjacent to the school parking lot) for a “Bring Your Own Picnic and toy to share” gathering.
Each year fundraising events are held to help financially support the events PAC sponsors.
This year, meetings will be held five times throughout the school year in order to help prepare for PAC events, receive an update from the Director, and gather for discussions.
An annual tradition for the children to celebrate fall at school with their friends, teachers, and parents. The festival includes a “pumpkin patch,” pumpkin decorating, games, and fun.
Community Service Events
Brings the children and families together to provide support to our SYC families and teachers, as well as urgent needs within the broader community. Annual events include preparing and distributing Thanksgiving baskets and collecting holiday gifts for our “Giving Tree,” both to benefit in-house families.
An early evening with friends and family in the SYC gym. Bring your own blanket and snack, and watch a wonderful child-friendly movie.
The big annual fundraiser to support SYC improvements brings the school community together for a festive evening of food, beverages, basket raffles, and silent and live auction sale items.
Staff Appreciation Week
An opportunity for the families to show their appreciation to the SYC staff with special activities throughout the week.
An end of the year picnic for the families and staff at SYC to share fun and friendship on Taylor’s Field.
Beth Bye Scholarship Fund
PAC teams with SYC and University of Saint Joseph staff to select a USJ student to be awarded money from the Beth Bye Scholarship Fund.