VMAPA Volunteers

Parents, please review the activities listed below where volunteers are needed.  There are many positions available for all Villa Maria Parents. Your involvement is the force behind the success of our social, service and fundraising events scheduled throughout the year. Please submit your volunteer form to ensure that our event chairs have the needed volunteer power to run a successful event. We thank you in advance for any support you can provide this coming school year.

Please contact Jeannine Peters, VMAPA Volunteer Coordinator with any questions at lifewiththepeters@mac.com. You can sign up to volunteer here: Parent Volunteer Form.

General Volunteering Opportunities

2021-2022 Villa Maria Academy Parent Association (VMAPA) Activities and Events

New Parent Welcome

Thursday, August 26th, 5:45 pm

This event kicks off our school year. All new parents are invited to a light reception and information session held at VMA. New parents get to meet and mingle with the parents of their daughter’s classmates. A formal invitation will be sent out with an agenda for the evening.

Registration online is required, and attendance is expected. (Free Event)

Contact: MJ Dougherty at mdougherty@oldgloryam.com and Crista Ford at cristaford@effconsulting.com

Back to School Social

Sunday, September 12th, 10:00 am – Informational sessions and classroom visits

Welcome back to school parents! This is your opportunity to walk in your daughters’ shoes, meet teachers, visit classrooms, and learn about the VMA curriculum. Meet new friends and catch up with old.

Attendance is expected and this is an adult only event. (Free Event)

Contact: Julia Bohnenberger at bohnenberger@verizon.net and Megan Beck at megan.g.beck@gmail.com

Grandparents Day (Freshman and Sophomore Grandparents for this year only)

Saturday, September 18th, 3:00 pm

All freshman and sophomore grandparents are invited to campus for Mass, light refreshments, and a tour of the campus with their granddaughters. It is a fun day to welcome our grandparents to the Villa campus and the Villa family. Our students take pride in showing their grandparents around campus!

Registration online is required. (Free Event)

Register Grandparents to receive invitations at https://www.vmahs.org/parents/grandparent-relations/

Freshman and sophomore parent volunteers needed as greeters.

Contact: Jenn Oschell at joschell@vmahs.org

Homecoming 2021

Saturday, October 9th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A reunion for the entire Villa family–students, alumnae, parents, and past parents! The day’s events begin with sporting events–field hockey, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Enjoy a barbecue, beer garden (21 and older), and music. Games and fun filled activities will be provided for all the kids.

Sponsored Event, tickets sold for beer garden.

Contact: Monica Meilinger at mmeilinger@vmahs.org

Decorating contact: Anne Powers at annekpowers@verizon.net

Father/Daughter Cornhole Tournament

Sunday, October 17th, 1:30 pm

Planning is under day for a new event this year – the Father/Daughter Cornhole Tournament!

Details and more information coming soon.

Contact: MJ Dougherty at mdougherty@oldgloryam.com and Lauren Machita at  lauren.machita@verizon.net

Fashion Show

Sunday, October 24th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Fashion Show is a long-standing tradition at VMA. This year’s event will be held at White Manor Country Club and will highlight the upcoming fashions modeled by our senior parents and students. There will be an auction and many vendors available for a quick shopping spree. Lunch included. Many volunteers are needed to make this event spectacular!

Registration online is required. (Ticketed Event)

Volunteers needed to gather gifts, model, check in guests, sell raffles, set up and take down.

Contact:  Judy Wolfe at judelinewolfe@gmail.com and Stephanie McCollum at stephmccollum@yahoo.com

Sneaker Collection

Week of November 8th, Before School

Donate your shoes for a good cause! Students are asked to drop off donated shoes in the collection bins the week of November 8th. In exchange, they can wear their sneakers to school on Friday, November 12th. All styles of shoes, not just sneakers, that are new or gently used will be donated to Soles4Souls.

Volunteers needed to collect, sort, and distribute the collected sneakers.

Contact: Cindy Chirillo at puccini@verizon.net

The Shoppes at Villa

Saturday, November 13th, 9:30am – 2:30pm

Return to Green Tree for a shopping extravaganza or as a vendor. In its 11th year, the Shoppes offer beautiful gifts for your family and friends. Maybe you’ll find a little something for yourself! This year there will be many new vendors as well as vendors you’ve loved in the past. The Shoppes is open to the public with FREE admission and is run by our Alumnae. Proceeds benefit the Sister Mary Kelly Scholarship Fund.

Contact: Jenn Oschell at joschell@vmahs.org

Campus Christmas Decorating

Week of November 22nd

Anne Powers will be decorating the campus for Christmas and will need the help of many Christmas elves to transform the school to brighten the halls for the holidays. Consider volunteering your time and talents!

Decorating contact: Anne Powers at annekpowers@verizon.net

Tree Lighting

Sunday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm

Villa Maria opens the school’s celebration of the Christmas season with the annual tree lighting. Students, staff, and family meet in the cafeteria with traditional carols. After hanging ornaments on the tree to represent each class, and lighting the first candle on the Advent wreath, the group will process out to the parking lot and gather around the evergreen tree out front. Girls read several brief reflections on the meaning of the Christmas tree and its lights before flipping the switch to light the tree for the first time. All adjourn to the cafeteria for refreshments. All are welcome and this is a free event.

Contact: Jen Bauhaus at jbretz2001@yahoo.com and Anna Drummey at abdrummey@yahoo.com

Faculty Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 21st

To show our appreciation for their dedication and commitment to our daughters and Villa Maria Academy, the VMAPA hosts a relaxing dinner at Waynesborough Country Club for our faculty and staff.

Volunteers needed.

Contact: Tara Elinski at stelinski@comcast.net

Painting with a Villa Twist

Thursday, January 2oth, at 7:00 pm

All parents are welcome to attend Painting with a Villa Twist on the campus of VMA! We will also be collecting for a local charity. Come out during Catholic Schools week to catch up with friends, enjoy wine and cheese and work on your artistic expression. No painting experience necessary.  Registration required so supplies can be ordered in advance. (Ticketed Event)

Contact: Jennifer Brutsche at jando1@verizon.net and Cheryl Arpa at cmackey77@gmail.com

FEST 2022 (Fostering Educational Support Together)

Saturday, March 12th, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

FEST is Villa Maria Academy’s largest event fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will be held virtually. Many hands are needed to make this a successful event. The FEST committee will be reaching out to local businesses, friends of Villa, and current parents for gifts and sponsorships/ads. Villa Maria Academy thanks you for your support and participation in advance of this event.

Volunteers needed.

Contact: Laurie Falcon at laurie.falcon@gmail.com or Maria Yacovelli at mariay2746@gmail.com

Mother-Daughter Communion Breakfast

Sunday, May 1st, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mark your Calendars to attend the Mother Daughter Communion Mass and Breakfast! Mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, and grandmothers come together to share in a lovely tradition, celebrating Mass and enjoying a bountiful Sunday breakfast together. The event takes place on campus with Mass beginning at 10:00 am followed by breakfast and festivities. Senior Mothers and their daughters will be honored at this year’s event and wished a fond farewell as the seniors set off on their new adventure in their life’s journey.

Registration is required. (Ticketed Event)

Volunteers needed.

Contact: MJ Dougherty at mdougherty@oldgloryam.com and Anna Drummey at abdrummey@yahoo.com

Class of 2026 Information Night

Thursday, May 19th, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The VMAPA welcomes the incoming freshman to Villa Maria Academy and offers them assistance in navigating VMAHS. This is an informational night for the incoming class of freshman students and their parents. We need a few volunteers to introduce the Villa Maria Academy Parent Association and our role here at Villa.

Contact: Jennifer Gentleman Rose–Admissions Office at jrose@vmahs.org or Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@gmail.com

Uniform Sale

June 2022, date and time TBD

All departing seniors are asked to donate their gently used uniforms back to Villa. They are cleaned and resold to the underclassmen at a discounted price. The sale takes place in the school cafeteria.

Volunteers needed to collect, sort, and distribute the collected uniforms.

Contact Shannon Toomey at shannonc_t@yahoo.com

Other Ways to Get Involved

The VMA Book Store

The Villa Maria School Store is open for business in the Marian Center, offering Villa spirit wear, school supplies, balloons, snacks, and other fun Villa items like blankets and bags. These are volunteer hours.

M – F in the morning – 7:20 to 8:15 am

M – Thurs in the afternoon 2:40 – 4:00 pm

Fri. afternoon from 2:40 to 3:30 pm

The store will also be open during special events on campus.

If you would like to volunteer for the Book Store please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@vmahs.org.

Wednesday Morning Rosary

The VMAPA invites you to join with other parents to pray the Rosary on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 am in the Chapel. We pray for our daughters, the faculty, staff, administration, and all the families in the Villa Maria community. No experience necessary! We will provide the rosaries and the “How to ….”

Contacts: Jeannine Peters at lifewiththepeters@mac.com

VMA Class Parent Nights Out

Senior Class, September 9, 2021   Volunteers needed
Junior Class – September 16, 2021 – Contact Cathy Moore or Gina Nugent
Sophomore Class – September 23, 2021 – Contact MJ Dougherty or Heather Trebelev
Freshman Class – September 30, 2021 – Contact Kelly DeLong, Sheila Dugan, or Marion Koenigsmann

Take advantage of a chance to meet and get to know other parents from your daughter’s class in a fun and social setting! These will be advertised over the summer so that you can save the date!

Villa Maria Academy Outreach Ministry

VMA has a wonderful program in place to help families that need assistance due to unforeseen circumstances anytime throughout the year. We are here to help with meals, carpools, and above all, prayer. All correspondence is private. Private submissions or requests can be made online. God’s Peace. Online requests can be found under Parents/Outreach Request on our website.

Volunteer online

Register Grandparents to receive invitation to Grandparent Day