Parents

We are so grateful for the many parents who volunteer their time to help enrich the daily experiences of our students. Whether serving in the classroom, on a fundraising committee, as an athletics booster, or another capacity, parents find various ways to be engaged with our community. Please select from below to learn more about the rewarding world of volunteerism at St. Francis.

To join one of our parent organizations, click here and select memberships.

Volunteer Opportunities and Organizations

Art à la Carte Docents

Art à la Carte is a robust enrichment program for our k–9 curriculum. St. Francis maintains 90 professionally trained volunteer docents who teach a continually updated curriculum covering the principles and elements of art and helping students learn about notable artists. Docents teach 8–10 lessons throughout the school year, touching on painting, sculpture, and architecture tenets—often in a historical context. Art à la Carte is included in the school’s standard academic offerings, and the program’s docents are considered adjunct faculty and must attend training in the spring and fall.

Athletics Booster Club

The Athletics Booster Club helps support the athletics program through Wolf Wear clothing sales, concessions sales during home games, and other activities. The booster club also fosters school spirit at home and away games, assists with pep rallies and spirit days, and helps with hosting tournaments held on the St. Francis campus.

Wolf Wear

The Athletics Booster Club offers a variety of St. Francis–branded items for sale, from apparel and jewelry to duffle bags and stadium chairs.

Dad's Club

Created for the fathers of St. Francis students, the Dad's Club meets regularly for breakfast and other activities. With a focus on community service, relationship building among dads, education, and school support. The group also sponsors and organizes guest-speaker visits throughout the year.

The goal of the organization is to provide a forum for St. Francis dads to become a greater part of their children’s education. Here are some things you can expect by joining the Dad's Club:

Awareness: Increasing insight of St. Francis activities and direction
Input: Providing feedback and support to the school
Friendship: Fostering relationships with other dads
Focus: Participating in dad-centric events and conversations

Activities/Events

  • Social Gatherings
    • Breakfast Meeting: Friday, October 6 from 7:30–8:15 a.m. in the Hogan Board Room
    • Thursday Night NFL Happy Hour: November TBD
    • Breakfast Meeting: Friday, December 1 from 7:30–8:15 a.m in the Hogan Board Room
    • Happy Hour: December TBD
  • Volunteering Opportunities
    • 5th Quarter: Thursday, October 12 from 5:00–7:00 p.m.
    • CYCLE Bike Build: December TBD
    • Festival: Sunday, April 15 from 12:00–4:00 p.m.
    • Teacher Appreciation Lunch: Wednesday, May 9

Key Contacts

  • Co-Chair–Dave Knowles
  • Co-Chair–Scott Moorad
  • Co-Chair–Wyatt McCulloch
  • Treasurer–Jeff Williams

Friends of Fine Arts

Friends of Fine Arts, or FoFA, supports the school’s visual and performing arts programs. Parent volunteers promote awareness and raise additional funds through concession sales and special events. Membership dues support St. Francis's award-winning choirs; school-wide drama and music productions; annual Fine Arts Postcard selection; and much more.

Parents Association

The Parents Association sponsors activities that enrich and enhance the lives of St. Francis students and parents. With a primary focus on parent education, the association sponsors guest-speaker and author visits, small group forums, and book discussion groups on a variety of parenting issues.

For our students, this organization also provides numerous fun and educational cultural enrichment events—from the revelry of the St. Francis Medieval Feast to museum field trips to wildlife and history presentations that bring the world at large to life.

Contact directors of alumni and parent relations Anne Chisholm (713.458.6141) or Staci Thompson (713.458.6132).