Parent Organization

Our Lady of the Elms relies on countless hours of volunteer support to meet the educational and developmental needs of our students. Your help and leadership allows our faculty and staff to develop future leaders and world citizens. There are many opportunities to support our mission. Your commitment need not be extensive or occur during school hours. 

The Elms Community Club (ECC) is the single parent/family organization for the entire Elms community. All families are invited to participate in the events and fundraisers sponsored by the ECC and are encouraged to become involved throughout the year.

The Elms Community Club exists to:

  • create, cultivate and foster campus wide (Pre-K to Grade 12) communication, community spirit, and collaboration among parents, teachers, administrators, and students through meaningful volunteer and social opportunities.

  • support students participating in social, academic, community service, spiritual, artistic, athletic, and other curriculum enrichment activities.

  • help fund and support co-curricular activities at Our Lady of the Elms including, but not limited to, Speech and Debate, Upper School and CYO Athletics, Academic Challenge, Performing Arts, Art Club, Drama Club, and many others. We provide hospitality such as meals and refreshments for school functions throughout the year.


  • President: Alice Buchanan

  • Vice-President: Paige Nicholas

  • Secretary: Colleen Myers

  • Co-Treasurers: Tracy Hamilton and Paige Powell

  • Preschool/Pre-K Division Representative: Maureen Capellas

  • Lower School Division Co-Representatives: Maria Chambers and Annie Reagan

  • Middle School Division Representative: Jennifer Zigarovich

  • Upper School Division Representative: Brian Hatfield

  • Athletics Division Representative: Dan Petit

  • There are also grade-level representatives for each grade who work with their respective Division Representative

Levels of Membership

General Membership
Parents, grandparents, guardians, and Our Lady of the Elms School administrators, faculty, and staff are automatically members of Elms Community Club. There are no dues at the general membership level.

Supporting Membership
In lieu of dues, all general members and alumnae are invited to provide financial support to Elms Community Club at various sponsorship levels.

Board Meetings

Executive Board Meetings are held monthly at 7:30am in the Administration Board Room and are open to all parents— feel free to drop in. The 2019-2020 meeting dates are:


    August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4


    January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6

Events 2019-2020

  • Monday, August 19: Back-to-School Night, Ice Cream Social and Fall Membership Meeting

  • Saturday, October 5: Fall Fest: Soccer Game, Mass on the Grass, Pet Blessing & Flower Sale Pick Up

  • Week of November 4: Scholastic Book Fair

  • Sunday, November 10: Mother/Daughter Tea

  • Tuesday, January 28: Lower School Science Night

  • Saturday, March 28: Father-Daughter Dance

  • Week of March 30: Scholastic Book Fair

  • Saturday, April 25: ECC Spring Membership Meeting and State of the School Address

Fundraisers 2019-2020

  • August - September: Sponsorship Drive

  • September: Harvest Mum Buddies Flower Sale

  • October - February: Tuition Raffle

  • November: Nut Sale

  • April: BLOOM Spring Flower Sale