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.
2019-2020 Parent Guild Steering Committee
Courtney LeBlanc, President
Anne Adaway, Vice President
Somer Brown, Secretary/Treasurer
Ashley Rudd, Preschool Division Representative
- PreK2 - Ashley Dees
- PreK3 - Ashley Rudd
- PreK4 - Gigi Berlin
- Kdg - Candace Scroggs
Katie Stream, Lower School Division Representative
- 1st Grade - Emily Williams
- 2nd Grade - Katie Stream
- 3rd Grade - Anne Adaway
- 4th Grade - Carrie Kudla & Katie Williams
- 5th Grade - Aimee Hankin
Stephanie Hankins, Middle School Division Representative
- 6th Grade - Emma Mulhearn
- 7th Grade - Sherrie Morris
- 8th Grade - Stephanie Hankins
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 committment 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.