Villanova parents are extremely talented and parent participation is vital to the success of our events. We are grateful that we can rely on our parents for their continued support of our school.
In order to ensure the success of many of our events, we have an expectation that every parent volunteers for at least one activity during the school year. Please think about the skills that you can contribute to Villanova. Some of the activities that require parent volunteerism and support include: a leadership role in the Parent Association, as well as participation in the Parent Auction, the Wildcat Golf Classic, the Posada and Catholic Schools Week, to name just a few.
Please take a look at the list of all opportunities below that will help you understand the various roles. We are very grateful for our parents' support!
Parent Association Meetings: All parents are part of the Parent Association. As a member, please consider attending the monthly meetings to get together with other parents to hear school updates and talk about ways the parents can be involved with the school. These meetings are led by the Chairs of the Parent Association.
Homecoming Week/Tailgate Parties: Parent Association families host a gathering area at Wildcat Football games and help with decorating for the Homecoming dance.
Senior Breakfasts (dates-TBD): Four breakfasts held on school days throughout the year. Ojai/Oak View homes are needed to host (must accommodate approximately 50-60 students inside or outside). Additional parents help with preparation, serving and clean-up, senior parents only.
Wildcat Day (October 7): Parents arrive early in the morning, serve coffee and muffins, and join-in the kick-off for the day.
Christmas Posada (December 11): The Parents Association prepares the luminaries for the presentation of the Posada and provides refreshments after the procession. All grade levels and family participation are welcome.
Catholic Schools Week-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon (January 30 - Feb 5): A luncheon held on campus in the dining room on Friday, January 29th for our teachers. Lunch is prepared by our kitchen staff and the luncheon is hosted by all grade level parents. Volunteering includes decorating tables in themes that volunteers choose and creating and gift baskets to raffle off.
International Day (March 11): Mostly a student lead day, parents help with traditional attire and food.
Annual Auction (March 12): This is the primary fundraiser and gala of the school year. It is a fun-filled evening. Many parent volunteers from all grade levels are needed to make the event a success and there are many opportunities for volunteering from procurement, to assembling baskets, decorating, set-up and clean-up. A chairperson for the auction and chairs for the committees are needed. Planning starts in the fall and meetings will be held prior to the auction.
Junior Class Leadership/Blessing (date-TBD): A special evening mass for junior students and families, held at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ojai. A reception follows the mass and is traditionally hosted by the sophomore class parents. Freshman and senior parents are welcome to volunteer also!
Baccalaureate Mass/Reception (May 27): Baccalaureate mass at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ojai on the eve of graduation, followed by an hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception for the senior class and their guests, traditionally hosted by the junior class parents. Freshman and sophomore parents needed also.
Graduation Reception (May 28): An on campus cake and punch reception for the graduates and their guests following the Graduation Ceremony, traditionally hosted by the junior class parents. Freshman and sophomore parents needed also.