The Jarrow Parent’s Association is a volunteer organization whose mission is
To foster a unified positive spirit among parents, faculty, staff, trustees and students. To promote cooperative communication within the parent body and within the school. To enhance and enrich Jarrow’s tender and supportive environment for our children. To encourage parents to actively embrace, through volunteerism and philanthropy, the priorities and mission of Jarrow, thus partnering with the entire school to strive for excellence.
The Jarrow Parent Association (JPA) is a volunteer organization comprised of parents who work together with the faculty and staff to enrich the community through fundraising, social events, and parent education. All parents of Jarrow students are members of the JPA and are encouraged to get involved! Opportunities exist for volunteers at all school events and activities sponsored either by the classroom, school or JPA. Classroom volunteers (room parents) are also needed and appreciated (please see more about Room Parents below). Parents are invited to serve on committees and participation is welcome at any level. The three committees to volunteer for are:
Plan and promote events to grow and strengthen the Jarrow community such as morning coffees, hikes, cocktail parties, and school-wide play dates. Act as Ambassadors to new parents by reaching out through email, phone calls and planning events to help them feel connected and included. Also, help with Junior and Senior El Move-up Nights with outreach to current parents.
Plan and execute teacher appreciation lunch and other small events throughout the year to honor our teachers. Coordinate the Staff Holiday Gift cards for each teacher from the class funds. Work with Administration and teachers on increasing communication via the website, classroom web pages to help keep parents informed. The Chair of this committee will also act as Liaison between Room Parents and the JPA and be a direct link between Room Parents, Teachers, and the JPA.
Help support/coordinate school-wide events such as our back-to-school Italian Potluck, the Great Jack-O-Lantern Event, Winter and Spring Concerts, Jarrow Book Fair, Earth Action Day, and the Gala. Help plan and execute JPA fundraising activities such as Thanksgiving boxes, Skating party, Small Hands purchases, etc.
Please join us as we continue to build our extended family atmosphere of inclusion and participation. Volunteer by filling out this form!
JPA Sponsored Events
- Great Jack-O-Lantern Event
- All School Ice Skating Party
- Thanksgiving Boxes
- Monthly Parent Night (or Day) Out
- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
JPA Supported Events
- New Parent Orientation & Reception
- Back to School Italian Potluck
- Parent Education Nights
- Jarrow’s Big Night (Gala)
- Winter and Spring Celebrations and Concerts
- Jarrow’s Talent Show
- Earth Action Day
If you have questions about the JPA or want to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.