It is so hard to believe that the 2023 – 2024 school year is quickly coming to a close. However, it is great to reflect on the school year events sponsored by our Providence Academy Parent Association (PAPA). PAPA has many opportunities to provide service and support throughout the school year. This year, PAPA hosted the following events:

·         Meals for faculty during the fall and spring conferences

·         A Christmas breakfast and delivered the Christmas gifts to faculty and staff.

·         Several appreciation experiences to our faculty and staff.  By the way, our faculty and staff continue to enjoy the lattes and cappuccinos from their coffee machine.

·         A Parent Night Out was planned by a few of our dads. The evening consisted of 

     hors d’oeuvres and a National speaker. Thank you to those dads who put this 

     together!

PAPA planned a variety of Lower School events for students and families including:

·         The New Parent Orientation

·         Homecoming Ice Cream Social

·         Fall Fun Fair

·         Sock Hop

·         Family Service Project

·         End-of-Year Picnic

Lower School Classroom Representatives with the support of Lower School Vice Presidents assisted the teachers in planning class events, soliciting volunteers for class specific needs, and managing grade-level budgets.

 In the Middle School, PAPA planned the following event for Middle School students:

·         AIM in August to welcome new middle school students

·         Fall & Spring Middle School party at the school

·         Catholic Schools Week celebration with root beer floats.

·         A community service project

 In May, many of our Middle School students made the annual trek during Mother’s Day weekend to Wolfe Ridge. This year we were blessed with nice weather.  

 PAPA supported the Upper School this year through many events. 

·         Kick-off donuts for 1st week of school for all US students was a hit!

·         Treats were provided as a pop-up surprise during Homecoming week. 

·         Upper School faculty, staff and administration received our gratitude with a gift card tree that each faculty member could select a treat.

·         PAPA provided the raffle gifts for the students’ winter casino night.

·         Treats during finals in the fall and spring showed our love and support for their hard work

.   As a special treat for the seniors, PAPA sponsored a Jimmy John’s lunch and a root  

    beer float when they finished their last final in the spring.

 As far as fundraising goes, PAPA hosted three events:  Used Uniform Sales, Fall Fun Fair and Gala. Two uniform sales were organized– one in August and another “flash sale” in January. We raised over $11,000 between those two sales. In November, we raised  $8,000 at our Fall Fun Fair. And finally we had yet another successful Gala “The Kentucky Derby” at the end of April. The Race for the Roses brought us record breaking ticket sales for this event but also brought us record breaking gross sales. These amazing events help us not only to fundraise, but they also provided us with memorable community building experiences. A very special thank you to the amazing leaders and volunteers who delivered these events and raised money for our beloved school. Since PAPA includes our entire parent community, the PAPA Board would like to recognize and thank YOU for your support and gifts of talent and time. The investments that you have made into our students, faculty, and staff are priceless!

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