Mothers and Fathers’ Guild Parent Association

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The Villa Maria Mothers and Fathers’ Guild has been in existence for over 30 years. We are a volunteer-parent organization composed of an executive board (holding specific portfolios and serving a 2-year term) and a group of volunteer members who can help with Guild events and school activities. Throughout the year, we hold monthly meetings open to all parents.

Our objectives

  • Promote a community spirit among students, parents, teachers and the administration.
  • Organize events that bring students together for fun, sharing and fundraising activities throughout the year.
  • Distribute awards, bursaries and scholarships to top-ranking and most improved students.
  • Help purchase items on the teachers’ wish list and help finance field trips, workshops and events.

How we are financed

We are financed by a voluntary membership fee of $25 per family.

Events and involvement

Every year, the Villa Maria Mothers & Fathers’ Guild holds events bringing together parents and students for fun, sharing and fundraising activities. Several of these events require the participation of volunteer parents. While some of these events are fundraisers, all activities help develop and maintain experiences that are enriching for our key benefactors: students, parents, teachers and the community at large.

Example of Events and Volunteering Opportunities

Parent Information Evening - September

Executives of the Mothers and Fathers’ Guild attend this event to promote its activities to parents of new Villa Maria students.

Open Houses - September

Volunteers help with different school events (as needed), such as greeting and directing visitors.

Harvest/Welcoming Tea – September

At this annual event, students and staff enjoy special afternoon refreshments. Volunteers assist in a variety of areas such as receiving and arranging the donated baked goods and raffle prizes, serving tea, coffee and other refreshments, replenishing and clearing the sweet table as needed during the course of the event, and helping with clean-up once the event is over.

Charity Walk - September

Volunteers meet at Villa Maria and help distribute snacks to the students at the end of the walk.

Holiday Bake Sale & Fundraiser - December

Volunteers help receive the donated food and raffle prizes, arrange and display the baked goods on tables, sell baked goods and raffle tickets, and clean up once the event is over.

Visitors’ Day - January

Volunteers help serve lunch and refreshments to future Villa Maria students.

Teacher Appreciation - February

Executives of the Mothers and Fathers’ Guild provide and serve a late lunch/early dinner to teachers and members of the Administration. Volunteers help to collect baked goods, tasty treats and coffee/tea donated by Villa Maria parents for this event.

Grad Tea - June

Volunteers assist with setup, organizing and helping serve the buffet meal, refreshments and sweet treats offered to Secondary V graduating students. Volunteers for this event are usually the parents of Secondary V graduates and the parents of Secondary IV students who wish to learn and prepare for the following year’s event.

Used Book and Uniform Sale

Volunteers help with various tasks. Volunteers sort and display donated books and uniforms on specific tables, help with the sale, and take an inventory of unsold books and uniforms.

How to reach us

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