Parents

Parent Participation Program

St. Francis Xavier School has a mandatory Parent Participation Program administered by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) team. The program is divided into two sections, 1) Parking Patrol and Yard Supervision Duty, and 2) In-School Activities and Fundraising.

There is a team of 5 parents every day at St. Francis Xavier School to help with Parking Patrol and Yard Supervision Duties. Their responsibility is to ensure the safety of all families during the busy drop-off and pick-up periods and help supervise students during recess. Parking Patrol is a mandatory service for all families and each family is required to fulfill 3 days each school year.  

The Parking Patrol and Yard Supervision duty days are separated into 4 shifts starting from 8:15 am and ending at 4 pm (3 pm on Wednesdays). You can fulfill PPP hours in between shifts by helping out in the Library or assisting a teacher.

Grade 7 families select their Parking Patrol/Yard Supervision duty dates in June to cover September to early October. All other families will select their dates for the school year at the beginning of September. For any missed duties a penalty fee will be charged to the family.

Please see more details on the Parking Patrol & Yard Supervision page and Parking Patrol Guidelines and Procedures for more details.

We require support from parents throughout the school year to help with different activities. Each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 20 Parent Participation Program (PPP) hours plus 3 fundraising hours each year. Areas where you can complete PPP hours include: teacher assistance; class field trips; library assistance; sports program; Sunday Breakfast; hot lunch; additional parking patrol and yard supervision assistance; and after school Chinese teacher assistance. All activities are scheduled on a first come first serve basis in the OnVolunteers portal

We understand not all families are able to participate with the In-School Activities and Fundraising. An opt-out fee can be submitted for September 1 of the current school year for families choosing not to participate. All collected funds will be used for subsidizing school activities.

More details can be found in the Parent Participation Program Guidelines.


Our parents are active members in our school community. Parent volunteers help with different aspects throughout the school from morning drop off, yard supervision and fundraising.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The PTA is an important group comprised of Parent and Teacher Representatives and is chaired by a PEC member to facilitate the Parent Participation Program and fundraising in the school.

PTA members are selected in the summer and consist of PTA chairperson (PEC member), 1 parent representative from each class (Kindergarten to Grade 7), additional parent representatives appointed with specific duties within the PTA, School Principal and teacher representative.

The PTA sends a monthly newsletter to all parents as well as other school-wide announcements through the PTA mailing list.

Interested in joining the PTA for next year? Make sure you check the PTA box on the green Parent Participation Program Commitment form!

For any participation/fundraising inquiries, please email pta.sfx@sfxschool.ca or send us an email with this form.

PTA Chair: Monica C.
KC Class Rep: Francis M.
KD Class Rep: Giovanna L.
1B Class Rep: Becky L.
1D Class Rep: Karen D.
2B Class Rep: Cissy L.
2C Class Rep: Tina N.
3D Class Rep: Kitty C.
3N Class Rep: Cywa H.
4L Class Rep: Donna N.
4S Class Rep: I-Chant C.
5D Class Rep: Susan R.
5W Class Rep: Samantha W.
6B Class Rep: Gus M.
6G Class Rep: Lesley M.
7M Class Rep: Renee L.
7W Class Rep: Christine S.
OnVolunteers Admin: Michael S. & Victoria C.
Hot Lunch Lead: Irene W.
Library Coordinator: Teresa A.
Parking Patrol Coordinator: Calvin H.
Parking Supervisor Lead: Tim C.
Fundraising Coordinator: Judy M.
After School Chinese: Juliana W.
Sports Coordinator: Lesley M.

Contact the PTA
Use this form to send an email to the PTA team regarding Parent Participation or fundraising.

PTA Newsletter

The PTA team sends a monthly newsletter to all parents to keep them informed and up-to-date with PPP activities, events and fundraising.

Catch up on any previously sent PTA Newsletters at this link