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The Parents' Association supports the work of the School by facilitating communication among parents, providing opportunities to be involved at Chase, organizing fundraising events, and planning cultural enrichment programs. All parents and guardians of Chase students are automatically members of the Parent's Association.
We encourage all parents to volunteer; involvement is an important part of your family's Chase Collegiate School experience. We're confident that everyone can make a comfortable connection, whether you have many hours to give or an hour, or can bake a pie for the Bazaar or make a donation. Learn more about the PA and how you can get involved!
Please contact us at anytime to learn about ways to be involved, to ask a question or leave a comment. We welcome your interest in enriching the experience at Chase.
To review the PA By-Laws, click here.
What does the Parents' Association fund?
Donations and Gifts - gifts to chairs of events (Holiday Bazaar, Spring Event, any gifts to PA board at the end of the year, any donations made (girls' basketball trip, fundraising for the music department.)
Grandparents Day - developing of pictures.
Holiday Party - invitations, food and decorations.
Holiday Gift - gift to faculty and staff from the Chase Parents' Association Community.
Innovative Teaching Awards - chosen by Joe Hadam and given to teachers who apply to do an "extra" for the school, class or grade.
Junior Achievement Awards - Two Upper School Juniors receive $500 based on achievements and/or contributions to the school.
Leadership Awards - applied for by "rising" students, grades 8-11 to do an extracurricular activity over the summer. For example, class on forensics, soccer camp, jazz camp, EMT training, etc.
Lower School Liasions - expenses to Lower School liaisons such as for Halloween apples, Valentine's Day cookies, etc.
Maggies Follies - Expenses for decorations, etc.
Meeting Refreshments - welcome coffee, new parent coffee
Middle School Liaisons - any expenses the Middle School needs covers, ie. semi-formal, movie night, etc.
Misc. - anything that doesn't fit into the other categories
PA Breakfast - liaisons gifts, food
Staff Appreciation Gifts - gifts for staff, monetary gift to maintenance, kitchen staff, as a "thank you" for all of the extras that they do for us.
Stationary - letterhead, envelopes and checks
Teacher Appreciation - usually an "add in" to their luncheon or a luncheon hosted by the Parents' Association
Upper School Liaisons - Upper School expenses, prom bus, etc.