Building a sense of community is a valued part of the Goals & Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. Convent & Stuart Hall works to honor this goal not only for our students, faculty and staff but also for our parent community. We provide many opportunities throughout the year for parent engagement with the aim of building connections between families and supporting the school.
The primary organization for parent engagement is Convent & Stuart Hall’s Parents Association. All parents are considered members of the Parents Association. The Parents Association helps drive the partnership between the school and families through volunteer opportunities, critical fundraising, social activities and events. Learn about upcoming Parents Association events.
Below is an overview of parent involvement opportunities offered each school year.
Back to School Nights
Spend the evening walking in your students’ shoes as teachers and administrators help you navigate the curriculum for the school year. This is the first chance you will have to see the classrooms, meet the teachers, and ask any questions you have about the upcoming year.
The Convent High School volleyball team and the Stuart Hall High School football team's annual homecoming game has become a favorite event for families in the entire K–12 and alum community, featuring a catered tailgate and student halftime entertainment.
Annual Fund Campaign
Each year the parent community rallies toward a goal of 100% family participation in the Annual Fund. A team of Annual Fund Parent Captains encourage the families in their child’s class to join them in supporting the Annual Fund simply by making a gift, not soliciting a specific dollar amount. Families are encouraged to make a gift in an amount that is meaningful for them. All gifts contribute to the current year’s operating budget.
The Fall Classic is a fundraising event held by the Parents Association. Golfers and other participants engage in a day of sport and come together in the evening for cocktails, dinner and a festive awards ceremony.
Parents are invited to attend the Halloween parade for students in Grades K–6.
Conferences are a chance for parents and teachers to review students' academic progress and discuss social and emotional development. The child’s homeroom teacher conducts conferences for Grades K–4. Subject area teachers set conferences for students in Grades 5–8. High school faculty are available throughout the scheduled conference time for brief appointments.
Christmas on Broadway
This annual fundraiser heralds the approach of the holiday season with a festive boutique, gingerbread house decorating, pictures with Santa, and an evening cocktail party.
Noëls, a tradition unique to Convent & Stuart Hall, is a gathering of all students K–12, where students at each grade level sing Christmas carols in many languages as a gift to administrators.
February–Once Every Two Years
Once every two years we invite grandparents and special friends to visit campus to experience a day in the life of their student(s). Guests spend the day learning about the school, visiting classrooms, eating lunch in the cafeteria, engaging in activities and meeting other families.
President's Thank You Reception
Leadership Level donors are those who support the school with cumulative annual gifts of $7,500 or more. Each year, our President and the Board of Trustees host an elegant cocktail party to honor and thank those who choose to support the school generously at this leadership level.
Celebrate Spring is the major annual fundraising event of the Parents Association. This grand celebration takes place over two days with something fun for everyone. Previous years have featured spring luncheons, boutiques, auctions and gala celebrations.
Since 2007, the annual Pinewood Derby has brought together racers of from the elementary school and a dedicated track crew of parents and high school students to raise money for the Sacred Heart schools in Uganda. Students build their own miniature wood cars and decorate them, entering them in the race as well as the creativity competition.
For more than 40 years, this annual fun run on Marina Green has brought together students, teachers, parents, alumni, grandparents, and family pets. Propelled by volunteer support from the Parents Association, this free family event includes the Miller's Mile T-shirt design contest.
The Parents Association manages a uniform exchange program on campus. Twice a year the school hosts a uniform drop-off and pick-up day for gently used uniform items. All uniforms should be in good condition for drop-off (cleaned, no stains or holes) and are free for pick-up; donations are not required.