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. The Parent Board helps to facilitate communication among members of the school community. Each family is a member of the St. Joseph/Marquette Parent Club. The Parent Board meets once a month in the Marquette Library at 7p.m. To facilitate communication, the school has a Parent bulleting board located in the St. Joseph building.

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:

Magazine Sale: September

Students ask family, friends, and neighbors to renew current subscriptions or subscribe to new magazines and periodicals. The magazine sale is scheduled to last about two weeks

Raffle: September

The raffle is also scheduled for the fall. Students and parents sell $1.00 raffle tickets around the Yakima Valley for a new vehicle. Each family is asked to sell no less than 100 raffle tickets. The drawing takes place after Thanksgiving

Salmon Dinner/Auction and Dance:

Salmon dinner /auction and dance is held off campus in October. This is an all you can eat B.B.Q. style salomon dinner with all of the trimmings ; but wait that is not all.

You can participate in the silent or oral aucton and conclude the evening by dancing to your favorite tunes.

Christmas Tree Lot: November

Christmas trees are for sale at the St. Joes Bingo parking lot, 3112 Main St. Union Gap.

Crab Feed: February

Come to the Selah Civic center and enjoy an evening of fun! Feast on crab, cole slaw, baked potato, garlic bread. Adult beverages along with sodas are served. Stay to dance and buy a change on the 50/50 raffle. This is such a popular event you must purchase your crab feed tickets early because they sell out fast.

Jog-a-thon:

As the flowers are sprouting, the students are running! Students collect donations for laps that they intend to run. School pride make this event a success.

Golf Tournament:

If you love to golf this is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in May. You can golf 18 holes at one of the local clubs, participate in lots of fun raffles, mini- side tournaments, and have dinner. Sponsors and donations are solicited.

Events:

Math and Science Night takes place in the spring on the school campus. The Marquette Middle School students make hands on experiments and facilitate the younger students with the experiments. The Art department have students art on display along with some hands on projects for participation. The eighth grade parents host a BBQ dinner for a nominal fee´┐Ż the dinner proceeds help with the eighth grade year end festivities.

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.

The SRB Foundation owns and operates the St. Joe’s Bingo Hall in Union Gap.

You may work your volunteer hours off at Bingo by calling Theresa Smith at 248-3112.

At this time, the hall is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 9:00 AM until 11:30 PM.