The Family Engagement Committee is similar to a Home School Association or a PTA. Parents are invited to be room parents, mentors, or leaders of community building events. When you attend St. Francis Preschool, you are not just attending school, you are joining our preschool family! All volunteer opportunities are designed to support our students and our families. Current committee members and responsibilities are listed below. We ask that each family commit to at least one volunteer opportunity, if you can do more we would love to have you. Please feel free to contact the coordinator for more information.
Room Parent Coordinator:
Little Francis CARES coordinator:
Harvest Moon Coordinators:
International Festival Coordinator:
Rob joined the Parish in 2006. After retiring from IBM after 32 years in 2010, his new job became picking up his grandchildren from the Pre-School. For three years, he would pick them up and hang out in the playground with the other moms while the kids played before going home. He joined the Parish staff as the Director of Finance and Planning in 2014.
Mae serves as a co-chair if the Preschool Advisory Council. She and her family joined St. Francis of Assisi parish in 2014. She has a son and a daughter at the preschool and two daughters at The Franciscan School.
Emily Edwards and her husband, Bret, joined St. Francis Parish in 2011. Emily and Bret have three daughters, Amelia, Charlotte and Elizabeth. Amelia, a preschool graduate, is in 1st grade at TFS. Charlotte is in the Discovery Friends (4s) and Elizabeth will begin her preschool adventures in the coming year. The St. Francis community holds a special place in all of their hearts. Emily enjoys being involved in the preschool and using her creativity wherever it’s needed. The Edwards family is so grateful for the relationships and love they have experienced.
Molly O’Reardon and her family joined the St. Francis Parish in 2014. Molly, her husband Jamie, and their three children have loved their preschool experiences. Caroline, a preschool graduate, is in 1st grade at TFS. Madeleine is in the Discovery Friends (4s) with Ms. Tanya and Ms. Tere. Jack is in the Busy Bees (2s) with Ms. Cat and Ms. Elizabeth. Molly also serves on the Catholic Charities Annual Gala Planning Committee and is a Triangle-area realtor.