Parent Board and School Commission

The Parent Board represents the leadership of the St. Joseph Marquette Parent Club, which is made up of each member of our school community. The Board’s primary function is the development and oversight of the fundraising and social events for the school community. In addition, the Parent Board helps to facilitate communication among members of the school community. The Parent Board meets once a month in the Marquette Library at 7p.m. To facilitate communication, the Parent Board has a mailbox located in the Marquette Building, and any suggestions or questions can be directed to the Parent Board email address: sjmmspb@gmail.com.”

Fundraising

The following brief explanations and descriptions of the fundraisers planned for the upcoming year.

Furthermore, if you have an idea of a fundraiser, please call the President of the Parent Board so that you can present your idea at the next parent board meeting. All monies earned by the Parent Board from the fundraisers, goes directly to the general operating budget of St. Joseph Marquette.

To keep St. Joseph Marquette Catholic school tuition as affordable as possible, the parent club raises funds through the following events:

Oktoberfest: September 7, 2019; 11am-10pm

Dust of your lederhosen and join us for our inaugural Oktoberfest! This all-day, family-friendly event has something for everyone: live entertainment on an outdoor stage, outdoor Biergarten featuring German-style beer & local wine, some of the best German Sausage & Bratwurst in town, games and activities for the kids, and craft vendors. The best part? Admission is free! Get involved with this community fundraiser by attending with your friends and family, volunteering for part of the day, or by sponsoring the event to help underwrite expenses.

Magazine Drive: September-October

This is our first fundraiser of the year and is 100% online, making it easy for out-of-town family and friends to support our school. You can earn ½ volunteer hour and one free-dress coupon for each subscription sold!

Car Raffle: Kick-off in September, drawing in early December

Win a car for only $1! At that price, these tickets sell themselves, especially if you sign up to sell with the car. Sign-up sheets are sent out in the Wednesday envelope, and there are opportunities to sell tickets early starting in May. Volunteer opportunities include stuffing raffle packets, collecting raffle money Mondays & Fridays, towing the car and separating tickets. There are lots of fun incentives for the kids and you can also earn volunteer hours for selling over the 100 tickets per child minimum. 

Fresh Catch Dinner & Auction: November 2, 2019; La Salle High School

This is the 15th year for our largest annual fundraiser. It is a fun evening filled with great food/beverages, live and silent auctions, a dessert dash & dancing. There are many ways to support this event, including joining a committee, donating auction items or desserts, attending the event, sponsoring a table, becoming an event sponsor, picking up donations, helping the evening of the event, heading up a classroom auction item, etc. Auction planning starts in the Spring, so be sure to look for ways to get involved early!

Fish Frydays: First 6 Fridays of Lent

Fish Frydays take place every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday). This is our 11th year for this fun, family-friendly event that has become something the whole community looks forward to. Fish & Chips or Mac n’ Cheese dinners are sold and served in the St. Joe’s gym, as well as in the “To-Go Tent” outside. There is also a great selection of local beer and wine. This event requires a lot of volunteer hours to run smoothly, including weekly fish prep, set-up, frying fish, serving food/beverages & clean-up. There are also sponsorship opportunities for local businesses, where their banners will be displayed in the gymnasium all 6 weeks.

Jog-A-Thon: May 2020

This year marks the 41st St. Joe’s Jog-a-Thon. This is the one fundraiser where the kids get to really shine and take the lead on fundraising. Each student collects pledges, either in person or online during the weeks leading up to the event. The day of the event, the entire school heads to La Salle High School, where the kids run as many laps as they can in one hour. There are fun incentives for the kids for both dollars raised and most laps run. The students also enjoy being able to wear their Jog-a-Thon shirts to school, in place of their uniform shirts during the weeks leading up to the event. There are sponsorship opportunities that will get your business’ name on the back of the shirts, and volunteer opportunities collecting money weekly, as well as the day of the event.

Golf Tournament: May

Last but not least, get a group together for a great day of golf! Lots of wonderful prizes and an incredible dinner afterwards. This event is another great way to get your business recognized by sponsoring a hole.

Parents Meetings:

Once a year in January, all parents are asked to attend a mandatory meeting. The reason for the meeting is to bring all parents together as a community to hear plans for the upcoming school year. Reports from the finance committee, parents board, and the Sister Rebecca Berghoff Foundation are given and members are available to answer questions. Alumni students return to speak of their accomplishments while in high school, hear their future plans and to give testimony to the excellent foundation they obtained while at St. Joseph Marquette.

School Commission

The St. Joseph Marquette school commission is an advisory board that works in collaboration with Principal to develop policies along with short and long range plans for the betterment of the school. In addition, commission members may volunteer to serve on the Finance Committee and/or Personnel Committee. The School Commission meets once a month in the Marquette Library at 7pm.

Meeting dates are set for the third Thursday of each month beginning in august and ending in June (with no meeting in December). Each year three new members are elected to the School Commission to serve a three year term.

The Personnel committee assists the principal in interviewing, hiring and terminating personnel. Teachers are hired according to the philosophy and objectives of the school, as well as their academic preparation, and according to federal, state, and diocesan guidelines.

The Finance committee works together for the financial stability of the school. They are involved in the approval of major expenditures. They research and suggest better ways of putting the financial needs of the school before the public. They work closely with the parent’s board officers, who are the chief fundraising group of the school. The Finance committee also prepares and presents a budget to the school commission for its approval each year.