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Viking Parents' Organization

Viking Parents' Organization

Mission Statement

The VPO is a social and volunteer organization. The VPO serves as a resource to the SJCP community under the direction of the Principal. Parent involvement is an important and beneficial part of school life. The VPO sponsors events, and offers volunteer opportunities to promote fellowship, pursue interest, and share expertise with the SJCP community. All SJCP parents and guardians are automatically members of the VPO and are welcome to attend the quarterly VPO leadership meetings.


The VPO has established committees to help support the efforts of enhancing the SJCP community. The committees are open to all parents/guardians/grandparents etc. as we are soliciting volunteers to help in any capacity. Committee members are able to participate in all or just a part of the planning and organizing, volunteering at events, or donating whether it be monetarily or providing items needed.


Committee Chair: All Parents & Guardians

Parents will take the lead on organizing social adult gatherings. These will mostly consist of informal gatherings for parents to get to know and support one another. A few examples are gathering for Alive at Five in downtown Frederick, Happy Hours at local restaurants or bars and possibly a couple on the SJCP campus throughout the year. If you like to plan parties or gather people together this is the committee for you! If you are interested in hosting a gathering please contact Nancy Fay to communicate with the community.


Committee Chair: TBD (open position for 2020-2021)

Parents will play a supportive role with Principal Knotek’s guidance on Homecoming spirit week in supporting the SGA for class competitions throughout the week and preparing for Homecoming. Some projects planned this year are class hallway decorating competitions, class banner  competitions for the Homecoming Parade and car preparation for Homecoming Court prior the game. If you have artistic talent and school spirit we would love to have you join us.


Committee Chair: Marybeth Warner

Parents will provide or set up refreshments and/or play a role as a warm welcome to new visitors and current families at different events per the request of Principal Knotek throughout the year. i.e. Opening Mass, Senior Mass, Back to School Night, Grandparent’s Day, New Student Orientation, Holiday themed gifts for the students or assisting in preparing for other events throughout the year.


Committee Chair: Marybeth Warner

Parents will play a supportive role to the SGA and Arts Department for set up, decorations, and refreshments for homecoming Dance and Prom. VPO will lead the addition of a Winter Dance this year and will need support for decorations, set up, and refreshments. If you like donating refreshments, decorating or a crafty person please plan to join us.


Committee Chair: TBD (open position for 2020-2021)

Parents will coordinate with Principal Knotek a serving event for the week and work to formulate a plan to highlight this special week for our SJCP community. There will be a special day to focus on our STUDENTS with a special treat for them, a special day for our STAFF & PARENTS and a special day for our school to SERVE the community together. Stay tuned for more details if you are interested in assisting and planning this special week please contact the committee chairs.


Committee Chair: Diane Laughlin

Our parents play a supportive role in the care of our campus. This team will assist with curb appeal by keeping fresh the gardening planters, decorating for the holiday seasons and other items in need to bring warmth and beauty to our campus. If you are interested in seasonal decorating and gardening please let your committee chairs know.


Committee Chair: Nancy Fay

Throughout the year VPO plans to provide special treats and positive encouragement with small gestures, special refreshments, and other gifts at various times and the holidays in order to thank and encourage our teachers and staff. This committee will also assist in organizing our special Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, May 4 – May 8, 2020, providing a gift/snack each day and a large luncheon one day of the week. If you enjoy hosting and encouraging this is the committee for you.


Committee Chair: Diane LaughlinMarybeth Warner

Celebrating our Seniors and their families is a very special time at SJCP. Graduation week is full of celebration and the VPO will support with special decorating for the Senior Dinner held off-campus and for the Graduation Ceremony that takes place on campus. This committee will be organized by Freshman, Sophomore & Junior parents.

Wreaths, Poinsettia & Bake Sales

Committee Chair:  TBD (open position for 2020-2021)

In order to cover some of the cost required to provide support to the school, the VPO plans to sell items such as wreaths and poinsettia at Christmas time that many families will already plan to purchase and host a couple of bake sales at Chartreuse throughout the year.  If you would be interested in baking or helping organize please contact our chair.