An official parent organization, with officers elected from a constituency of parents pre-registered for the following year, has the following goals:
Supporting the school by positive attitude, publicity, participation in its life and programs, and recommending the school to parents seeking a better education for their children. Raising funds through support of the annual auction, carnival, special projects, private donations, and contributions to the School Endowment Fund. Volunteering in many capacities to assist the faculty and staff as requested.
2020-2021 Parent Guild Steering Committee
Courtney LeBlanc, President
Anne Adaway, Vice President
Laurie Ardoin, School Liaison
Ashley Rudd, Preschool Division Representative
- PreK2 - Holly Harris
- PreK3 - Natalie Garrison
- PreK4 - Liz Goodwin and Ashley Rudd
- Kdg - Holly Harris
Open, Lower School Division Representative
- 1st Grade - Candace Scroggs and Lexi Wilson
- 2nd Grade - Emily Williams
- 3rd Grade - Katie Stream
- 4th Grade - Anne Adaway
- 5th Grade - Carrie Kudla and Katie Williams
- 6th Grade - Sarah and Jared Kennison
Sherrie Morris, South Campus Representative
- 7th Grade - Emma Mulhearn
- 8th Grade - Sherrie Morris
- 9th Grade - Katherine Vincent
Every parent is a member of the EDS Parent Guild. Annual dues are automatically paid through each child’s Registration Fees. Funds are used for a variety of activities initiated by the EDS Parent Guild Executive Board as well as any improvements the guild wishes to purchase for the school and our students.
EDS Parent Guild hosts events to create fellowship among students, families, and parishioners. The participation and success of the various fundraisers and projects are due to the tremendous effort, time and commitment of our EDS families. This is the difference we make as a strong Parent Guild at EDS. The parent guild organization is governed by the EDS Parent Guild Executive Board and Steering Committee which is staffed with EDS parents that represent each division and grade. The steering committee is responsible for coordinating all Parent Guild fundraisers, managing a budget, overseeing volunteers and making financial decisions that benefit our school. They work closely with the school liaison and the Head of School to ensure all their efforts support the school’s mission. The proceeds from dues and fundraisers allow the parent guild to support the school financially through annual gifts.
Parent Guild Fundraisers:
- Back to School Dance
- Christmas in the Garth
- Spirit Store
- Used Uniform Sale
Gifts Parent Guild has provided for the school:
- Tables on the Playgrounds
- Technology to Enhance P.E.
- Lower School Playground Equipment
- Computer Lab Makeover
- Many Educational Initiatives
Our funding also provides for senior teacher stipends, in-service lunches, faculty/staff Christmas and appreciation lunches, 8th grade graduation gifts, summer research class and half of the school directory.