Parents & Educators In Partnership (PEP)
Welcome St. Anthony High School Families!
The Purpose of PEP - Parents and Educators in Partnership
- To promote active volunteerism and meaningful parent and family participation at SAHS
- To get to know other parents and build bonds of cooperation and friendship
- To increase communications with school administration, faculty and staff
- To seek out resources and activities that will strengthen SAHS' educational mission and goals
- To help raise the standards of learning and intellectual development for the students at SAHS
- To address and be advocates for important issues that affect SAHS students and community
- To support and initiate programs, projects and services that will advance the overall SAHS community
- To actively participate in fundraising endeavors that provide financial assistance for SAHS
- To perpetuate the spiritual growth of the SAHS students and community.
The chairman works in partnership with the SAHS Administration and Facilities Manager to plan
and initiate beautification projects to help renew and restore the physical beauty and
image of the main campus and athletic field/facilities. The staff/Faculty partner is Facilities
Manager Chris Poor.
- “Done In A Day” work days coordinated with the Facilities Manager to address
- Beautification initiatives such as decorating glass trophy cases, planting
flowers, organizing storage areas, etc.
- Christmas and seasonal decorating, special events decorating, as needed.
Respond to the needs of the community through social action activities, in cooperation with
Campus Ministry Program. Initiate spiritual development and outreach programs that
engage the students and families and strengthen their faith and commitment to
Christian service. The staff/Faculty partner is the Director of Campus Ministry Mr. Mario
- Faith Formation Gatherings/Presentations
- Food and clothing collection drives
- Christmas Giving Tree
- Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Community/Homeless
3. HOSPITALITY & EVENTS COMMITTEE
Builds SAHS community spirit by serving as hospitality representatives for receptions and meetings as
directed by SAHS Administration and/or PEP Leadership. Also works in partnership with SAHS
Administration to plan and execute special event environmental details. Staff/Faculty partners are;
Director of Advancement Mrs. Renae Furlow and Communications & Alumni Coordinator Jessica Zanatta.
Events include, but are not limited to:
- New Parent Welcome
- Class Captain Luncheon
- Formal Galas/Fundraisers/Special Events
- Parent Meetings
- Receptions and Open Houses
- Consultative School Board Meetings
- New Parent Welcome
- Back To School Night for Parents
- Teacher Appreciation Week/Catholic Schools Week
4. SPIRIT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Plans activities to build spirit and support for SAHS athletics, academic and cultural activities.
Staff/Faculty partner is Assistant Principal/Student Affairs Mr. Richard Spicer.
- Catholic Schools Week
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Plan and/or sponsor cultural or academic activities that enhance SAHS academic, arts and cultural enrichment for students.
■ Sponsor guest speakers
■ Career Day
■ Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
■ Seek out opportunities for extra-curricular and cultural events
■ Acquire passes/tickets to cultural and educational venues for students
A Letter from the 2023-2024 PEP President
The Parents and Educators in Partnership (PEP) Leadership Team welcomes new and returning families for the 2023-2024 academic year! As a family member of one or more students at SAHS, you are automatically a member of PEP which comes with 4 major benefits:
- No membership fees or dues are required, you are now part of our family
- The chance to earn 1 service hour for each full PEP Meeting you attend
- Opportunities to hear about what is taking place at the school from an academic, sports, spiritual, and student perspective
- Be the first to hear about other opportunities to earn service hours which help keep tuition VERY REASONABLE
The PEP Leadership Team invites you to get involved! A study conducted by scholars at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) found that students with involved parents, no matter their income or background, are more likely to:
- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills
- Show improved behavior and adapt well to school
- Graduate and go on to post-secondary education.
Ways to get involved include the following:
The PEP Leadership Team and I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year!