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1st VP - Dean of Chairs

Jennifer Provencher & Jennifer Barry

  • Acts as President’s aide.
  • Takes the President’s place, if necessary.
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of all special and standing committees except those that come under the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Vice-Presidents.
  • Maintains calendar of all scheduled events and activities.
  • Responsible for collecting, maintaining, and distributing digital copies of procedures for all Dean of Chairs programs.
  • Selects project and committee chairs within the Department.
  • Committees under the 1st Vice-President include: Career Day, Catholic Schools Week, Open House, Gateway-to-Art, Hot Lunch Program, and other school support activities.
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Dean of Chairs Committees

Annual Staff Appreciation (November and May)
Chairperson - Laura Kiralla
Parents can choose to contribute money to collective cash gifts that is distributed to all Faculty members at Christmas and end‐of‐year. The Chairperson is responsible for collecting and distributing the money, preparing cards to the Faculty members on behalf of the participating families, and keeping an accurate record of participating families.
Career Day (January)
Speaker Chairperson (November – January) (Lauren Schuchman)
The Career Day Speaker Chairperson recruits and manages the speakers for Career Day in January, ensuring that a diverse group of careers and speakers are represented. The Speaker Chairperson is also responsible for planning and coordinating the Career Day schedule as a whole.
Career Day Luncheon Chairperson - Shawna Wiseman (January)
The Career Day Luncheon Chairperson is responsible for the light snacks and the luncheon for the guest speakers on Career Day.
Speaker Escort and Luncheon Volunteers (January) - Juang Luong and Volunteers
Career Day Committee Members may help with tasks, as needed, related to coordinating speakers or Career Day schedule, planning and executing the Luncheon, and/or escorting speakers during Career Day.
Emergency Preparedness (Year round with emphasis on Summer and Fall)
Chairpersons - Victoria Ghobrial and Alison Frazen
The Emergency Preparedness Chairperson is responsible for ensuring that we have emergency supplies in all the rooms for lock-down situations along with our earthquake supplies in the shed. They will check supply inventory and provide written directions for the earthquake shed equipment.
Committee Member

The Emergency Preparedness Committee Members may help with tasks, as needed, including ensuring that all supplies in the school rooms are rotated out for new supplies, the old supplies are dropped off at St. Margaret’s to donate, and earth quake shed organization including yearly shop-vac of the earthquake shed.
Fourth of July Parade (Summer)

Chairperson -
Each year, our school families celebrate and promote St. Anastasia Catholic School in the Westchester Fourth of July Parade. The Chairperson coordinates the VIPS, cars and/or floats, the parent and child volunteers, and logistics including meeting spot, apparel, and giveaways. The Chairperson is also the school representative who attends official parade planning meetings.
Committee Member
The Fourth of July Parade Committee Member may help with tasks, as needed, including contributing to the float, coordinating volunteers, and/or being responsible for certain tasks on the day of the parade.
Gateway to Art Program (Year round)
The Gateway to Art Program brings parents into the classroom as teachers, engaging students with art and creative expression and culminating in a school‐wide Art Show in May.
GTA Director - Beth O'Rourke

Represents St. Anastasia at all the multi‐school GTA board meetings and takes the leadership role of the GTA program including recruiting class docents and organizing for the Art Show in May.

GTA Supply Director - Ann Correnti

Works closely with the GTA Director, attends monthly GTA board meeting and is responsible for the school-wide procurement of all art materials required for the 7 projects (6 projects with the children and 1 enrichment lesson for the classroom docents).

GTA Class Docents (2 per class)

Attend monthly workshops to learn and make art projects that they will in turn teach to their class. The Class Docents also coordinates the project schedule with the teacher and is responsible for his/her class’s artworks for the Art Show.
Health Examinations (Year round)
Chairperson -
The Health Examination Team assesses students’ health and wellness through hearing, vision, and other screenings (including head lice, as needed). The Chairperson coordinates the planned wellness checks and the unplanned checks for the health of the student body, as needed, and also, attends all official health related meetings as the school representative.
Committee Member
The Health Examination Committee Members may help with health and wellness screenings, as needed.
Daily Hot Lunch (Year round)
Chairperson - Nicole Cecola
The Daily Hot Lunch Program is a for‐fee daily hot meal available to 1st through 8th graders. The Chairperson is responsible for coordinating the monthly menu with the Hot Lunch vendor, keeping an accurate record of participating children and orders, and troubleshooting problems or concerns with the school, parents, or vendor.
Nominations Committee (March to May)
Chairperson - Pete Weirzba
The Nominations Committee Chairperson is responsible for collecting and vetting candidates for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, including President, Vice Presidents, and Secretary, and moderating the PTO elections
Open House (January)
Chairpersons - Allison Grochola and Dianalee Dupree
Open House is a school‐wide event welcoming school families and community members to the school on a Sunday morning in late January. The Chairperson is responsible for including coordinating snack and refreshment station with donations from families and assisting with school‐wide set‐up.
Committee Member
Open House Committee Members may help with tasks, as needed, including set‐up for the Open House event.
American Red Cross Babysitting and Home Alone Classes (Flexible)
Chairperson - Barbara Guidry
The American Red Cross Babysitting Class is offered to students in the upper grades in the winter each year. The Chairperson coordinates with the American Cross to bring the class to the school, publicizes the event with the students, and keeps an accurate record of which students sign‐up and attend.
The Home Alone Class is offered to students in the upper grades in the winter of each year. The Chairperson coordinates with the Right Sourses training program to bring the class to the school, publicizes the event with the students, and keeps an accurate record of which students sign‐up and attend.
Parish Hall Coordinator (Year round)
Chairperson - Natalie McCafferty
The Parish Hall Coordinator keeps an accurate online calendar to book Parish Hall as a venue for various programs and events.
Traffic Safety (Year round)
Chairperson -
The Traffic Safety Chairperson coordinates parent volunteers on crosswalk duty (at the carpool line) before and after school each day. Parent Crosswalk Volunteers are needed both before and after school each day, and can commit to the whole year or either fall or spring semesters.
Before school: Days
After school: Days
School Uniform Exchange (Year round)
Chairperson - Yvonne & Natalie Reyes
The School Uniform Exchange Chairperson coordinates dates on which families can trade, exchange, share, and pass on uniform parts in good condition.
Soothing Bags (September and June)
Chairperson - Carla Brown
Parents with children in grades JK-2nd will receive a gallon size plastic bag and instructions when their child starts at St. Anastasia. These bags should be filled with a personal note and photo from their family and some personal items for the child. These bags will then be stored with our emergency supplies and handed out in the event that the children will be away from their parents for a period of time due to an emergency.
Class Photographer for the Yearbook (Year round)
Chairperson - Brian Morri & Emma Delf
Committee Member - One Class Photographer from each grade JK-8
The class photographer will take pictures for their assigned class on field trips, during Gateway to Art, games and any class events. They will also collect photos from other parents taken of the class especially at events they can not attend. The class photographer will upload photos to the Yearbook photosite throughout the year.
After School Enrichment (Year round)
Chairpersons - Marisa and Josh Peters
Coordinate vendors with the principal and school for after school enrichment classes. Three sessions per school year - Fall, Winter and Spring.