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Parents' Association

Get Involved with Oak Knoll Parents' Association

Oak Knoll offers many ways for parents and friends to get included through the dynamic organization of the Parents’ Association, a group of dedicated parent volunteers who support the social, spiritual, educational, and financial programs of the school.

Whether large or small events, there are opportunities for everyone to share their talents with the Oak Knoll School community. Spiritiual opportunities abound, there are retreats, mother-daughter communion events, among many others.

The association also works to foster the building of relationships among students, parents, administration, faculty, and staff at Oak Knoll School, enriching school life and promoting cooperation between parents.

The Parents' Association promotes parental involvement in the Oak Knoll community by encouraging volunteering in its activities, depending upon parents' abilities and availability. An important function of the association is to help raise funds to support the school by sponsoring events, programs, and projects. Planning meetings for our fundraising events are open, and we hope our current parents will visit our calendar to learn how they can get involved.

Parents' Association Events

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  • Book Club

    Monthly meetings. Enjoy getting together to discuss literature in small groups with occasional guest speakers.
  • Community Outreach

    Please look for events to engage our community as we help others and live our mission of faith, wisdom and service.
  • Opening Day Mass

    A great way to start the school year! All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend Oak Knoll’s start of school liturgy and celebration held in the Grace Hall Chapel immediately following drop-off. Refreshments on the porch follow the liturgy.
  • Parent Education and Enrichment

    A speaker series that includes Maggie Doyne, CNN's hero; and Patrick Hurley, security expert, among others.
  • Parent Expert Program

    Come for a casual evening as our parent experts discuss their fields of expertise.
  • Thanksgiving Family Mass

    Our annual Thanksgiving liturgy is followed by a continental breakfast in Aileen Maury Dining Hall. All families are invited to attend.
  • Walking Club

    Casual, fun opportunity to get exercise while meeting friends.
  • Women's Bible Study: Walking with Purpose

    Bible Study will help to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ through study and small group discussion.
  • Lower School Family Fun Day

    A fun-filled autumn Saturday event for Lower School families held on the blacktop. Admission is free.
  • Fall New Parents Celebration

    All new parents are invited to the Fall New Parents Celebration, held in in the Aileen Maury Dining Hall.
  • Royal Boutique

    This three-day shopping event held in Tisdall Hall brings together more than 50 premier vendors offering an incredible selection of jewelry, handbags, clothing, toys, gifts, home furnishings, and more. The Royal Café and the Royal Bakery offer shoppers delicious meals and snacks throughout the event. 
  • Advent Morning of Reflection

    A Mass followed by refreshments and reflection. A thought-provoking morning not to be missed in this busy time of year.
  • Fashion Show

    The event incorporates a ticket auction, other raffles, dinner, fashion show, and senior presentations. The Fashion Show celebrates the outstanding qualities of our students by allowing our seniors to be spotlighted as both models and event volunteers. The Fashion Show is attended by current and past mothers, trustees, alumnae, faculty, staff, and friends of the school.
  • Lenten Retreat for Parents

    An inspirational morning that begins with a Mass, continues with refreshments, and concludes with the retreat  a perfect way to reflect on this important season.
  • Spring Fundraiser

    The spring fundraiser is an evening event that has a different theme and format each year. Fundraising might be done through raffles, auctions, underwriting, and sponsorships. It is the only time the entire Oak Knoll parent community comes together to celebrate Oak Knoll while raising money for a worthwhile cause.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

    Our annual thank you to our many fabulous volunteers! All parents are invited.
  • Conversations with the Division Head

    A rotating lunch or breakfast alternating between the Lower and Upper schools. Bring your lunch. All parents are invited.

Parents' Association Services

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  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days

    Three times per year (once a season), we show our appreciation to the faculty and staff for all that they do for our children.
  • Faculty/Staff Christmas Fund

    Donations to this fund provide a Christmas bonus to all faculty and staff.
  • Grade Coordinators

    Grade coordinators (one per grade) liaise with teachers and are responsible for class communications, grade parent gatherings, class parties, and volunteer recruitment. In the Lower School, assistant grade coordinators are responsible for hospitality, ensuring that all new families feel welcomed and easily integrate into the grade.
  • LS Welcoming Program

    Participate in open houses; serve as a buddy family by making calls to families of newly accepted students over the summer; and work throughout the fall to incorporate new families into our community.
  • Uniform Exchanges

    Each spring, uniform exchanges are organized so families can donate gently used uniforms and pick up some uniform staples.

Parent Ambassadors

Oak Knoll also runs a Parent Ambassador Program through which parents can volunteer to serve as admissions tour guides during open houses, help prospective families through the admissions process, and assist the admissions office with the marketing of Oak Knoll.
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school coeducational from kindergarten to grade 6 and all girls in grades 7 to 12. Oak Knoll was founded in 1924 and is one of 10 schools in the Holy Child Network of Schools that provides independent Catholic education across the United States.

OAK KNOLL SCHOOL OF THE HOLY CHILD

44 Blackburn Road
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 522-8109
Email the Lower School (coed, K-6)
Email the Upper School (all-girls, 7-12)

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