St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School

Parent Resources

The Parent Participation Program is an essential component of our school’s day-to-day operation and helps create an efficient and nurturing environment for our children. This program also keeps our tuition rates reasonable, builds community and is one of the ways parents are able to share in their children’s experience at our school.  We encourage parents to take an active role in our school, and we appreciate your support.

To fulfill the PPP requirements, each family needs to complete 40 PPP hours AND attend at least TWO Parent Enrichment Talks (2.5 PPP hours given per talk) offered during the school year. Up to two Talks are eligible towards the required 45 hours in PPP.

Uncompleted hours will be charged at a rate of $15.50 per hour. Families have an option not to participate in the Parent Participation Program.  Families that opt out must submit a Non-Participation Fee of $700.

A family who participates in the program completes the work in lieu of a Non-Participation Fee. Completing the participation hours, therefore, is not true volunteer work. Other service/participation opportunities exist in the school that are of a true volunteer nature, and this type of contribution is encouraged and most welcome.

School Programs

Ongoing programs during the school year: Playground and Street Safety, Library, Office Help, Maintenance, IT Support, Recycling, Emergency Preparedness

Special programs/events: New Student Pancake Breakfast, Terry Fox Run, school event reception, Agape Candy Drive, Parish Dinner and Dance, Food Drive (non-perishable food donation to The Door is Open), Blessings in a Box (collection of men’s toiletries to Men’s Hostel), Sports Day, Year End Parent Appreciation BBQ


Back to School BBQ, Book Fair, Hot Lunch program, Purdy’s Chocolate, Photo with Santa, Money in the Bag (Diabetes Canada), Used Uniform, Walkathon, Yearbook