PACE – For Parents
Tuition makes up only about 70% of what it costs to educate each SMSA student. In order to keep tuition as affordable as possible, SMSA has a full slate of fundraising activities. Because meeting the fundraising goal is crucial to the school’s fiscal health, each SMSA family is asked to provide 20 hours of volunteer work in support of one or more of the school’s fundraising activities.
PACE, or Parents Active in Catholic Education, is a parent volunteer program overseen by SMSA’s Parent Teacher Student Association. Parents fill out a form indicating what type of work they’d like to do for which fundraising activity and PTSA members work to match the parents’ wishes with volunteer opportunities
We have fun with our fundraisers (really!) and appreciate the time parents give to help defray the cost of tuition.