Community

The Saint Lawrence Community is enriched by every member who is a part of it. We hope that every parent, student, grandparent, family member, or friend feels welcomed and inspired by what they experience at Saint Lawrence. Parents are the primary educators of their children and we want them present in our lives here and every day of our students’ lives.

There are plenty of ways to be an active member of the community and put your time and treasure to work for good here. Click through our different committees and events to see what might be the best fit for you!

Family Commitment

Fundraising/Scrip/eScrip

We ask each family to help raise funds for the school. Families with one child should plan to contribute $350 per family. Families two or more children are asked to raise $500 per family.

This goal can be met by fundraising at some events earning $1 of credit for every $1 raised – OR – by purchasing Scrip and receiving 5% of all gross Scrip purchases towards your total. A combination of fundraising and Scrip purchases that fit your family can satisfy this requirement. Unfulfilled fundraising commitments will require a $1 for $1 buyout at the end of the school year.

Volunteer Hours

We ask each family to volunteer 30 hours of their time per school year. At the end of the year, unfulfilled hours can be “bought out” at a rate of $20 per unfulfilled hour.

Parent Teacher Group

The PTG is a collaborative effort between parents, teachers and the administration to conduct social, educational, and fundraising events and community building events. These include:

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Opening Day of School Parent Coffee
  • Back-to-School Party
  • New Parent Coffee Morning
  • Walk-a-thon
  • Refreshments for the Christmas Concert
  • Christmas in the Library
  • Family Fun Night
  • End-of-the-Year Pool Party
  • And more!

Educational events are opportunities for parents to hear presentations on important topics related to parenting, child development, faith formation and school success for students. These events are publicized in advance and attendance counts for volunteer hours.

PTG general membership meetings are held regularly according to the published schedule.

Please contact the PTG for more information at: ptg@slems.org

School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council is the Advisory Board to the Administration of the school. It is comprised of school parents and community members with an interest in furthering the mission of the school and working towards continual spiritual and academic growth and improvement. Representatives on the School Advisory Council serve the school through distinctive functional areas in which they have interest and expertise. These members play a vital role in ensuring all stakeholders are represented in significant decisions affecting the broader school community.

 

Recent School Advisory Council projects and initiatives:

  • Strategic plan development
  • School Re-Branding (new logo, tagline, mission & philosophy)
  • Marketing and Communication tools (new website)
  • Comprehensive site-wide facilities reserve study
  • Technology programs and hardware recommendations
  • Catholic Identity analysis and spiritual formation opportunities
  • Advancement & Development participation
  • Financial oversight and review

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