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Parent Council

Bringing teachers, parents and students together in the St. Luke’s Way

What is Parent Council?

Parent Council is voluntary group of committed parents who are dedicated to fostering partnership within the St. Luke’s community. All parents of St. Luke’s are members of Parent Council.  We encourage you to find some way to offer your time and talents to enhancing our school community. Click here to learn more about the Parent Council Bylaws.

The three primary functions of Parent Council are:

To serve as a source of support to the faculty and staff at SLES through appreciation events and other programming for their benefit.
To provide a strong sense of community and support for the parents of SLES through communication, events, and other programming that foster community spirit.
To raise money for expenditures to benefit SLES, its pupils and faculty, including, but not limited to, purchases of equipment and improvements for SLES, its building and grounds.

Parent Council Opportunities

Parent Council meets during the school year and everyone is invited to attend. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 8:15 AM and will be held in the Parlor.

September 5th- First meeting at the Parlor 8:15 a.m. 
October 10th
November 7th
December 5th
January 9th
February 6th
March 6th
April 3rd

In cooperation with The Twig bookstore, Book Fair gives students, parents, grandparents and teachers a chance to browse, purchase and enjoy a great selection of children's literature with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Newman Library. 

St. Luke's premiere fundraising event is set for October 26, 2017. The annual event is a key component of the overall development program administered by the Director of Development. The benefit is all about fun, where school supporters enjoy an evening filled with food, drinks, auctions, laughter and enlightenment. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of committees- raffle, silent auction, live auction, logistics, PR, invitations, ticket sales, menu, entertainment and decorations. 

The Box Tops Chair encourages and promotes Box Top collections and online buying through the website for teachers, students and parents. 

The Dining & Shopping for Dollars committee creates partnerships with local area businesses who will donate a percentage of their sales to our school in exchange for driving traffic to their establishment on a designated day. Dining & Shopping for Dollars is a great way to socialize with St. Luke’s families and enjoy a meal out, all while benefitting the school. Contact Director of Development Carol Katrana more information.

Tiger Territory is your one-stop-shop for cool Tiger gear! Get great graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, pencil cases, baseball caps and more with the latest Tiger slogan, and show your St. Luke’s pride! Volunteers are needed to work 45 minute shift and will receive training. 

Uniform Exchange provides parents with an alternative and affordable choice for obtaining school uniforms. The Uniform Exchange is responsible for the collection, inspection, organization and selling of gently used uniform items. Volunteers are needed to help process donations and more. 

We love our St. Luke’s teachers and staff so much we’ve dedicated an entire committee to come up with new and fun ways to honor and celebrate them! Volunteers will assist in planning Fall and Spring Teacher Lunches, as well as a few surprise events. Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize and “show the love.” 

Parent Ambassadors are matched with new families for the purpose of providing mentoring and friendship to those transitioning into our school community. This group works at the direction of the Director of Admissions.

Every year, St. Luke’s hosts two dances (Fall & Spring) for 6th-8th grade students from our peer independent schools. Volunteers are needed for decorations, ticket sales and supervision. 

  • Uniform Exchange
  • Athletic Recognition Night
  • Artsonia

Want to serve on the Parent Council Nominating Committee or the Leadership Council?

The Parent Council nominating committee forms in early January 2017. Read about the nominating process here. If you are interested in a leadership position, please review the job descriptions and submit your nominations

Ready to sign up?

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Questions? Please contact Tanya Garza, Parent Council Volunteer Coordinator.

“We invite ALL St. Luke’s parents to get involved by finding a volunteer activity that is right for you and your unique gifts. The extraordinary efforts of our parents enrich our school community in meaningful ways.” 


Tom McLaughlin,

Head of School

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