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 insure that our event chairs have the needed volunteer power to run a successful event. We thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide this coming school year. Please contact Michele McHugh, VMAPA Volunteer Coordinator with any questions at mcqmom@comcast.net.

General Volunteering Opportunities


Villa Maria Academy Parent Association (VMAPA)

Activities and Events

New Parent Welcome

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:45pm to 8:30 pm

This event kicks off our school year.  All new parents are invited to a light reception and a new parent information session held at VMA.  New parents get to meet and mingle with the parents of their daughter’s classmates. Upper-class Parent volunteers needed for setup.  Contact Mary Reagan at mlogan@gmailcom.  Registration online is required and attendance is expected.  (Free Event)

Back to School Social

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Welcome back to school parents!  Tradition remains that this is an attendance expected, adult only event.  This is your opportunity to walk in your daughter’s shoes, meet her teachers, visit the classrooms, and be informed about the curriculum that your daughters will be learning this school year.  There will be information sessions posted for senior parents only and underclassmen parents only.  Following your afternoon of classes, the VMAPA will host a Welcome Back to School Social on the lawn of the campus.  Meet new friends and catch up with old.  Faculty and staff will also be there to mingle with parents.  Bring your appetite.  Volunteers are needed for setup.  Contact Millie Slifer at mill601@verizon.net or Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@gmail.com.  Registration online is required and attendance is expected.  (Free Event)

VMAPA Prayer Service & Breakfast

Thursday, September 20,2018,  8:15 am

All parents are invited to start off the school year together in prayer.  The VMAPA will host a prayer service and a light breakfast.  This is an opportunity to meet other parents and meet the VMAPA Board.  It is also an opportunity to learn about upcoming events and volunteer your time and talents.  Registration online is requested.  (Free Event)

Homecoming 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

A reunion for the entire Villa family, students, alumnae, parents and past parents!  The day’s events will start off with sporting events, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball.  There will be a ticketed barbecue and beer garden (21 and older).  Registration is requested.  Music will be provided by “The Three Sheets”   Games and fun filled activities will be provided for all the kids.  There are many ways to get involved.  Help decorate the campus the week prior to the event, work with our decorating chair, Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@aol.com to help with setup, take down, parking or just come out and enjoy the day.  Registration online is required.  (Ticketed Event)

Grandparent Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:15 pm

(Freshman Grandparents Only)

All our freshman grandparents are invited to campus for a prayer service, light lunch, musical entertainment from our music department and a tour of the campus with their granddaughters.  It is a fun day to welcome our grandparents to the Villa campus and welcome them to the Villa family.  Our students take pride in showing their grandparents around campus.  Freshman Parent volunteers needed to serve lunch at the event.  Contact Dee Person at  dperson@vmahs.org.  Registration online is required.  (Free Event)

VMAPA Social/Informational Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

All parents are welcome to attend a VMAPA social and a fun health and wellness informational meeting. Presentation will be given by our very own Alumnae and Director of Constituent Relations, Dee Person. More details to follow.  Registration online is requested. (Free event)

Mother Daughter Fashion Show

Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:30 am to 3:00 pm

The Mother Daughter Fashion Show is a long standing tradition at Villa Maria.  This year’s event will be held at Chester Valley Country Club and will showcase the upcoming fashions modeled by our senior parents and students.  There will be a Chinese auction and many vendors available for a quick shopping spree.  Lunch is served.  Many volunteers are needed to make this event spectacular.  This year’s event chairs is Karen D’Ascenzo at karendascenzo@comcast.net.   Please help to gather gifts, model, check in guests, sell raffles, set up and take down.  Registration online is required.  (Ticketed Event)

Sneaker Collection

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Before School

Students are asked to drop off donated sneakers in the collection bins the morning of November 8th for a good cause, in exchange they can wear their new sneakers to school.  Donate your sneakers for a good cause! This year sneakers that are in good condition will go to Amigos de Jesus.  Sneakers that have been really “loved” will be used to create playgrounds for needy schools under the direction of the Nike Grind initiative.  Contact event chairs is Dawn Rosenberger at D_roseyone@hotmail.com if you’d like to help collect, sort and distribute the collected sneakers.

The Shoppes at Villa

Saturday, November 10,2018, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Return to Green Tree for a shopping extravaganza or as a vendor.  In its 7th year, the Shoppes offer beautiful Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Maybe you will find a little something for you. This year there will be many new vendors as well as vendors you’ve loved at past events. The Shoppes is open to the public with FREE admission. This event is run by our Alumnae and benefits the Sister Mary Kelly Scholarship Fund.

VMAPA Thanksgiving Prayer Service Social

Tuesday, November 13, 2018,  7:00 pm

All parents are invited to start off the Thanksgiving holidays together in prayer.  The VMAPA will host a prayer service and a light snacks.  This is an opportunity to meet other parents and meet the VMAPA Board.  It is also an opportunity to learn about upcoming events and volunteer your time and talents.  Registration online is requested.  (Free Event)

Decorate the Campus for Christmas

Week of November 21 – 25, 2018

Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@aol.com 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.

Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 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.

Faculty Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

To show our appreciation for their dedication and commitment to our daughters and Villa Maria Academy the VMAPA host a relaxing dinner at Waynesborough Country Club for our faculty and staff. Tara Logan todaylogan@comcast.net and Tara Elinski at selinski@comcast.netmay need assistance with setup for the event.

VMAPA Social and Service

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

All parents are welcome to attend Painting with a Twist on the campus of VMA!  We will also be collecting for a local charity.  Come out during Catholic School week to catch up with friends, enjoy wine and cheese and work on your artistic expression.  Registration online is requested so supplies can be ordered in advance. (Ticketed Event)


Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

FEST (Fostering Educational Support Together) is Villa Maria Academy’s largest event fundraiser of the year. This is an annual dinner dance and auction.  The chairs for this year’s event are Millie Silfer (mill601
@verizon. net) and Maria Yacovelli (maria7246@aol.com).  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.  Come out and join the fun. (Ticketed Event)

Mother Daughter Communion Breakfast

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mark your Calendars to attend the Mother Daughter Communion Mass and Breakfast.

Mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters and grandmothers come together to share a lovely tradition, celebrating Mass and enjoying a bountiful Sunday breakfast together.  The event takes place on campus

Mass begins 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.  Chair for this year’s event is Karen D’Ascenzo at Karendascenzo@comcast.net and Anna Drummey at anna.drummey@villanova.edu  and Meg Sweeney at meg.sweeney@lnf.com.  Volunteers are asked to contact the chairs.  Registration online is required.  (Ticketed Event)

Hurricane Golf Classic

Monday, May 6, 2019 12:30pm Shotgun

After a long winter it is time to pull out those golf clubs and swing for the students at Villa Maria Academy. Alumnae, Parents, Past Parent and friends of Villa are invited to play in the Hurricane Golf Classic, hosted at the beautiful Waynesborough Country Club.

VMAPA Easter Prayer Service & Breakfast

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:15am

All parents are invited to the Easter Prayer Service.  The VMAPA will host a prayer service and a light breakfast.  This is an opportunity to meet other parents and meet the VMAPA Board.  It is also an opportunity to learn about upcoming events and volunteer your time and talents.  Registration online is requested. (Free Event)

Class of 2023 Information Night

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Help the VMAPA welcome the incoming freshman to Villa Maria Academy.  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.  We would like to welcome them and offer any assistance in navigating VMAHS.

Honors Social

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:00 pm

The junior parents set up a small social to follow the Senior Honors Convocation.   This is a small farewell to our seniors and their parents.  Junior parents please contact Karen D’Ascenzo at Karendascenzo@comcast.net to volunteer your time.

Uniform Sale

Monday, June 10, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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. This event is in need of a chair.  Please contact is Karen D’Ascenzo at Karendascenzo@comcast.net.


All events and more detail can be found on the school website at www.vmahs.org/calendar/. Registrations for events are also found on the Events Calendar. Please be courteous when registering for an event.  Please be aware of RSVP deadlines.

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.  Shoppers may also continue to place online orders with B&E Sportswear (our online store).  Regular Hours are every weekday morning from 7:15 to 8:00 am, Monday to Thursday from 2:15 to 4:00 pm, Friday from 2:15 to 3:00 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.

VMA Class Parent Night Outs

Keep an eye out for our first ever Parent Night Out!  Take advantage of a chance to meet other parents from your daughter’s class in a fun social setting!   These will be advertised over the summer so that you can save the date!

Villa Maria Academy Outreach Ministry

Just a reminder that we have a wonderful program in place to help families that are in need of assistance anytime throughout the year.  Your family may need help because of unforeseen circumstances.  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 Outreach Request can be found under Parents/Outreach Request on our website.

VMAPA Meetings All are Welcome to Attend

All are welcome to attend the VMAPA meetings throughout the year. The will be held in the cafeteria on:

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:30 am
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

Volunteer online

Register Grandparents to receive invitation to Grandparent Day