Overbrook Parents Association
All parents at Overbrook School are members of the Overbrook Parents Association. The purpose of the association is to foster community between the Overbrook students, faculty, and parents, and to coordinate specific fundraising events for the school.
The association's responsibilities include:
- coordinating and assisting in the fundraising events for the benefit of Overbrook School
- providing an outlet for parents to become more involved in school
- providing opportunities for parents to socialize with one another
- providing tuition assistance
- supporting teachers and staff continuing education opportunities
Raising Funds to Better Our School
The association's two major fundraisers are the Overbrook Basketball Classic and the annual Auction and Dinner. Funds raised by the Overbrook Parent Association support tuition assistance, capital improvements and other miscellaneous requests presented to the Executive Council.
The Overbrook Parents Association helps with events such as Advent Mass, Field Day and the spring musical. Volunteers coordinate dinners for families who have just had a baby, a hospital stay or other life-changing events. The association organizes a parent education lecture series, supports the athletic department and more
The Executive Council
The Overbrook Parents Association is guided by the Executive Council and the principal of Overbrook School. The group consists of at least 15 members who are parents of Overbrook students. Executive Council members serve a three-year term. Members of the Executive Council are required to take an active role in the fundraising projects, assist in programs offered by the council and approve the use of funds.
Want to get involved?
Contact Shay Karmo at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a volunteer form.
Parents Association Sponsored Events
Annual Auction and Dinner
The Annual Auction and Dinner is one of Overbrook School’s largest social gatherings of the year.
The Overbrook Auction is also one of the largest fundraisers for the school, and for years, it has been a great way for parents, faculty and friends of Overbrook to have fun, socialize, and make purchases of donated items. In addition to the Auction night, Overbrook hosts an online auction.
Overbrook Basketball Classic
The Overbrook Classic basketball tournament is a week-long, junior high basketball tournament that draws visitors from schools across the Metro area. Students in other parochial, private and public schools participate in the basketball tournament. Overbrook parents volunteer in areas such as concessions, ticket sales, hospitality rooms and score-keeping. The school celebrates throughout the week with a homecoming-like atmosphere where students dress up and have special contests to be a part of the tournament.
Parent Education Committee
Purpose of this committee is to raise awareness, inform and educate parents on topics related to education, parenting and school related communications / relationships.
Martha & Mary Ministry
Whether it be a new baby, illness, injury, death, or other significant circumstance, the Martha and Mary Ministry (formerly known as the Sunshine Committee) helps Overbrook families with meals, transportation, play date opportunities, etc. The Martha and Mary Ministry also cares for the faculty and staff at Overbrook by coordinating birthday and feast day celebrations. Most importantly, the Martha and Mary Ministry keeps the Overbrook family in its prayers daily and arranges prayer request calendars. Requests and/or needs can remain confidential. If you have a need for the Martha and Mary Ministry, or would like to join us in this important mission, please click here.
Parents can volunteer at Overbrook to do everything from serving as a room parent to helping organize an event. There are plenty of opportunities available; complete the volunteer form on the right to see the ways in which you can volunteer and sign up online.
If you are a new parent and this is your first time volunteering, please fill out the background check form using the link below. In addition, please watch the Safe Environment Power Point Program, which is required viewing. Please print out the acknowledgement form after viewing the Power Point and return it to the office if you plan to volunteer.