SSCD Parent Group

Welcome parents! Thank you for choosing SSCD Elemetary School for your child(ren)! We are excited to work together to make this the BEST education experience for you and your child(ren).

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Latest Meeting Notes by Katie Manners (thank you Katie!):

ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE "Parents of SSCD Students" Facebook group chat!
Ms. K. recapped the last meeting from the first week of school, and addressed some of the standardized testing coming up plus enrichment and remediation information. If you guys are have any questions regarding any of them you can direct them to her.
Things coming up quick:
Kara Hanley is heading up the Brody’s BBQ fundraiser- its planned so far for a order form due date of October 10th with a delivery/distribution date of October 20th so look for those forms to come home within the coming weeks.
Amanda Lee Overly had done a fantastic job at getting the info the for to-go dinners! I believe we decided to go with Shannon’s Catering and would like to do it for Nov 14th as the day of the dinner (second choice of Nov 6th if that day is already taken up by now) amanda if you could get back in contact with Shannon’s and let us know which date works for them that would be great!!
We will then need to decide on what which dinners to offer, if we want to add desserts ourselves, and get tickets ready to sell. of course we will need volunteers to help with this as well come serving day so if you want to help mark your calendars once we set down a date.
Marrianna dates UPDATE:*CONFIRMED*
Oct. 16: orders due, Oct. 24 noon Deliverey
Dec. 11 orders due, Dec. 19 Noon Delivery
Feb. 12 orders due, Feb. 20 noon delivery
April 15 orders due, April 23 noon delivery
Also Heather is getting information and dates for the Marianna Hoagies. We possibly have a family in place to head up the first sale, Heather will know more within the coming days.
We tentatively would like to do Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 27th from SET UP 5-6, EVENT 6-8pm *CONFIRMED*
If there is anyone interested in organizing that event, reach out please between now and/or at the next meeting.
The Christmas Bazaar planning is coming into full swing- it will be on November 18th. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help please get ahold of Kara Perry Kelly Huey or Tiffany Riggie.
Christmas deorating at school will be Nov. 1th & 17th.
Giving Thanks Breakfast hosted by The Knights of Columbus is Sunday, November 19th 8am-1pm. The Knights raised $2,000 for our school at the last breakfast.
We discussed future events and ideas- some possible fundraisers, the possibility of doing a float in the home for the holidays parade.
If anyone has ideas for these or different things - please gather what info you can, bring it to a meeting or or if you can’t make it get it to someone (myself, another parent, or Heather) or post it on here!
We kind of wrapped up with Heather doing a quick overview of the coming year achool calendar with dates of different school activities, events days off etc…
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11th at 5:30pm
Thank you everyone


8-25-23 2:30-3:15pm, WOW! What a great turn out for our first meeting and open house! Thank you Kara Hanley for taking the lead on the Brody's BBQ fundraiser.  The golf team is going to work on the thank you/tax letters. Ava's family is going to help us get the first Marrianna's hoagies fundraiser started! Kara Perry offered to help organize the effort for this year's Christmas Bazzar-vendor letters go out in Sept. It is time to start planning trunk or treat and our field trips for the year.



Next meeting: Friday, August 25 2-2:30 pm-Family Open House/Ice Cream Social and 3pm brief introduction meeting in auditorium.

Summary of remediation/enrichment services at SSCD School:

Any child testing 1 grade level BELOW can be considered for REMEDIATION in that subject or multiple subjects. Remediation can consist of classroom accommodations, reading support provided by Title and math support provided by Act 89. Remediation occurs starting mid-year kindergarten-6th grade.

Any child with an IQ of 130 or greater is eligible for enrichment services OR any child scoring 93% or higher in 3 subjects can be tested for enrichment. Enrichment consists of classroom accommodations and reading/math enrichment provided by Act 89 starting in 3rd grade through 6th grade.

We refer and reach out to parents as appropriate.


*Possible* SCHOOL EVENTS FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR(tentative)


All dates, activities and events are just suggestions, together the possibilities are endless! These are all events/activities that we usually do or have done in the past.


Welcome Back!


  • The biggest event for our school-Lawn Festival
  • DAD DAYs! Dads can earn hours by helping set up the festival!
  • Kiddie Land Coordinator
  • Kiddie Land game worker
  • Kiddie Land prize booth
  • Golf scramble-Sept. 18th!
  • Welcome back decorations/theme for the year.
  • Student welcome back gifts.
  • Teachers/staff welcome back gifts.
  • Organize uniform exchange
  • Scrip/Raise Right App to save for tuition!


  • School Parent meeting date to deteremined
  • Marianna Hoagie fundraiser-ID local businesses to drop order forms
  • Schedule corn hold tournament for October??
  • Prepare and send out fall 50/50 bulk mailing by September 15th
  • Mystery Dinner?
  • Schedule pie sale for Nov delivery? Check prices
  • Plan trunk or treat (outside only, weather permitting)
  • Have raffle baskets ready for October open house (one adult, one child)?
  • Sale-A-Palooza planning-indoor garage sale?
  • Scrip/Raise Right App promotion


  • School parent monthly meeting
  • Open house
  • Scrip/Raised Right App promotion
  • Sale
  • Pie Sale- delivered for Thanksgiving enjoyment
  • Helpers for the Book Fair
  • Fall 50/50?
  • Trunk or Treat
  • After school craft club for Bazaar (k-6 only)
  • Send out letters to Santa’s Workshop vendors for first week of December
  • Scrip/Raise Right App promotion
  • Prepare contact list of businesses to send postcards to encourage them to use our Scrip program for Christmas (mainly offices)?
  • Plan and schedule December dodgeball or nerf tournament for kids only


  • School parent monthly meeting
  • After school craft club for Bazaar, K-6 only
  • Marianna Hoagie fundraiser
  • Plan auction/Sportsman’s Raffle?
  • Decorate for Christmas
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Scrip/Raise Right App promotion
  • Plan designer bag bingo for spring.
  • Send out postcards or contact businesses about using our Scrip program for Christmas
  • Prepare Christmas cards to our SSCD supporters (list to be compiled)


  • School parent meeting
  • Send out Christmas cards to our SSCD supporters?
  • Plan auction/Sportsman’s Raffle?
  • Scrip/Raise Right App promotion
  • Dodgeball or nerf tournament for kids only (k-6)
  • Plan Designer bag bingo for spring Designer bag bingo planning
  • Sell designer bag bingo tickets for Christmas presents?
  • Check in on uniform exchange organization.
  • Catholic Schools Week planning

Happy New Year! Blessings for 2024!


  • School parent meeting
  • Marianna Hoagie fundraiser
  • Soup Sale?
  • Yearbook Sponsors
  • Take down Christmas decorations
  • Plan for February Open house activities
  • Designer bag bingo planning
  • Apply for liquor license for bag bingo
  • Print designer bag bingo tickets and sell
  • Get Auction/Sportsman’s Raffle games/menu/drawings organized?
  • Scrip/Raise Right App
  • Catholic Schools Week Jan 30-Feb 5


  • School parent meeting
  • Catholic Schools Week Jan 29-Feb 4 Open house date?
  • Soup Sale
  • Schedule Gardner’s Candy fundraiser for Easter delivery
  • Designer bag bingo planning
  • Sell designer bag bingo tickets
  • Print auction tickets to sell?
  • Apply for liquor license for auction?
  • Start planning end of the year picnic ideas
  • Collect and organize auction donations and games

MARCH 2024

  • School Parent meeting
  • Soup Sale
  • Have all auction tickets (50/50, Chinese auction, wristbands, etc) purchased and/or ordered, and game ideas finalized?
  • Prepare and send out Spring 50/50 tickets
  • Sell auction tickets
  • Marianna Hoagie fundraiser
  • Prepare and send out spring 50/50 tickets
  • Send out Gardner’s candy forms
  • Designer bag bingo!
  • Sell spring 50/50 tickets
  • Sell auction tickets
  • End of the year picnic planning

APRIL 2024

  • School parent meeting
  • Sell Spring 50/50
  • Gardner’s Candy fundraiser
  • Finalize end of the year picnic plans
  • After school art club for spring
  • Advertise our School Store

MAY 2024

  • School parent meeting
  • Marianna Hoagie fundraiser
  • Muffins for moms and dads
  • End of the year picnic
  • Spring 50/50 drawing last day of school at noon.



For the first time in a few years, our school is thrilled to welcome our parents back into the building to participate in the school lives of their children. We are accepting nominations for leadership positions for our SSCD School Parent Association. Help lead and organize our school events!

Welcome to the SSCD School Parent Association!

Section 1: What is the SSCD School Parent Organization? Definition:

We are a team of school parents, students, staff and supporters with a goal to raise and meet the yearly assessment to offset the cost of tuition, foster positive relationships amongst families within the church and school organization and create a presence online that encourages and promotes the school.

Section 2: How can I help? Description of Organization Roles:

Parents will have the opportunity to take an active role in the organization with a yearly “election” of specific roles. Meetings will be held monthly (standard scheduling... i.e. Second Tuesday of every month... etc.) ALL parents are welcome to all meetings. Agendas for the meetings will be developed by the group. Agendas will be shared in advance. During the meetings, all stakeholders in the school (parents, legal guardians) can discuss and weigh in on fundraising events, Classroom activities that require parent support, and any additional needs shared by teachers and staff of the school. School leadership is welcome to attend and may propose suggested topics to the committee prior to meetings.

Fundraiser events can be coordinated by any parent, not just designated roles. If a parent is actively interested in pursuing a fundraising event, but does not want a leadership role, and has designated a committee to coordinate that event, he or she may do so (with approval from school leadership). They must provide monthly updates to the Organization and should keep all planning information in a Folder that is house on the Parent Organizations Google Drive.

Co-chairs, Secretary, Treasurer & Classroom Parent(s):

Co-chairs pick dates put together agenda. Secretary takes notes to publish. The treasurer is responsible for managing and maintaining DETAILED records of the transactions that take place in the Parent Organization account. This person should be detail oriented and organized. Tasks include:

    1. Event Bill Payment
    2. Deposits
    3. Managing Financial Reports for all fundraising events
    4. Accurate record keeping
    5. Monthly reports of the financial status
    6. Updates on Fundraising efforts towards yearly assessment.
  • Classroom Parent(s): This role is to be held by parents who are willing to act as a liaison and bring parent concerns/questions to the meetings. They also share out information about all events upcoming and volunteer opportunities to the parents in the class they represent. This parent will also work with the teacher to help coordinate volunteers for class parties, and any additional needs asked of the families for specific classes. Second and Third Grade parent representatives may also support in the needs of Religious Ed Coordinator prior to sacrament receiving. These parents should present any information, events or concerns of specific classes to the committee prior to the monthly meetings and assist in the development of the agenda. Any information that comes from the meetings will then be shared out to each class by this role.

To ensure our school’s success, each family is needed to serve at LEAST 30 volunteer hours to SS Cosmas & Damian School; these hours are divided into two categories.

  1. Category 1: Each family is needed to serve at least 15 of the 30 hours in TWO or more of the following areas:
  2. Annual Lawn Festival
  3. Christmas Bazaar
  • Annual Auction (when offered)
  1. Golf Tournament
  2. Fall or Spring Cash bash (when offered)
  3. Mystery Dinner Theater (when offered)
  • Sportsman’s Raffle (when offered)
  • Designer Bag Bingo (when offered)
  1. Category 2: Each family is needed to serve at least 15 of the 30 hours in THREE or more of the following areas:
  2. Home & School meetings
  3. Classroom parties (as directed by classroom teacher)
  • Children’s activities and events sponsored by home and school
  1. Lunch duty/recess duty/kitchen and/or lunch preparation
  2. Chairing a smaller fundraiser. i.e. Marianna hoagies, Gardner’s candy, pie sales, etc.
  3. Stuffing envelopes for large mailings, selling tickets for events

Communication is the Key! Information is accessible to review and refer back to as they prepare for the next years events:

  1. A Google Drive will be developed for the SSCD Parent Organization. This drive will also include an email address. All parents are welcome to send questions ideas and suggestions to this email. This email will be accessible by the group.
  2. An email list will be generated of all parent emails for easy sharing of information prior to meetings and follow ups after meetings.
  3. Each School Event should have a designated Folder
  4. Designated folders within the drive will be viewable by all parents and will include agendas and updated notes after each meeting.
  5. Event Planning Committees will house all planning information in the drive so that year to year all

YOU decide what is best for our school! Voting and Election Terms:

  1. Elections should be held the last two weeks of school annually. During this time, nominations may be made for all roles. Voting will take place electronically, with a paper option available in the office. On the final day of voting, the paper and digital copies will be cross referenced to ensure that no duplicates were submitted. Once tallied, the school will notify the families of the next years organization coordinators. At the last Parent Organization meeting of the year, the new members will be introduced, and the expectations reviewed. This will allow for collaboration between former parents and new parents prior to the exchange of roles. One parent may NOT hold two roles.
  2. Once a parent takes on the role, he or she will sign an agreement to uphold the School and Parish positive culture & professionalism standards.