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Parents' Association

Parents' Association leadership team

BCHPA Leadership: Member-at-Large, John King P’25; President Marianne Fitzpatrick P’22,’22; Vice-President Val Harris P’24; Secretary Joanna McCormick P’22; and Finance Liaison Omar Rizvi P’23

Welcome

At BC High, parents are a vital part of our community, and your partnership with us in the growth of your son is essential.

BC High is pleased to introduce the BC High Parents’ Association (BCHPA). Within the BCHPA, there will be new ways for parents to volunteer and get involved, a direct connection with the school’s administration with staff partnerships, and even more opportunities to form a deeper connection with BC High and its community.

Ways To Get Involved


Every parent/guardian of a BC High student (Arrupe Division or high school) is a member of the BCHPA. Our governing body—the Executive Board—is comprised of parents, and all BCHPA events are planned and run by still more parents, volunteering their time. We invite you each and every one of you to become involved, however fits your schedule. Find out more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, committee information and more!

Interested in joining a committee and volunteering for an event? Email Joanna McCormick, BCHPA Secretary, at [email protected], or Julia Hilton, Associate Director of Family Engagement & Giving at [email protected].

  • Parent Programming and Events

    The Parent Programming and Events Committee meets once a month, and works with the school to propose, create, and help facilitate parent programming and events. The committee also oversees the Grade Representatives for each class, who coordinate grade-specific events for families.

    Co-Chairs:
    Bebe McCarron, P’19, ’21, ’23, ’23
    Bob Fitzpatrick, P’22, ’22
    Alexandria Mauristhene, P’25

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The DEI committee is committed to serving as a bridge between parents and school operation and programs. The focus on DEI related topics at BC High and how it affects our sons will be primary. We will engage BC High staff to lead conversations on highly requested topics as it relates to DEI.

    This committee will continue to support our families who identify under one of the pillars that bring diversity to the school community; examples include: families who identify as people of color, LGBTQ+, non-Catholic faith backgrounds, in need of financial assistance, and more.

    The committee will be responsible for leading and publicizing monthly meetings which are opened to all families. Such meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at 6-7:30 p.m. and will include a virtual option for those that choose not to attend in person.

    Co-Chairs:
    Patty Lee, P’23
    Terri Evans, P’23, ’23

  • Parent Giving

    The Parent Giving Committee meets monthly and helps advance the mission of BC High through fundraising events, peer-to-peer solicitations, and parent campaigns.

    Chairs:
    Peter and Tracey Welsh, P’22, ’26

  • Enrollment Volunteers

    The Enrollment Volunteers Committee assists the Office of Enrollment to create a welcoming community for potential new students and their families through events and family cultivation.

    Chair:
    Ellen Woods, P’22

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 9 – 5:30 p.m.
Diversity Welcome Reception

Friday, September 10 – 8:00 a.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit and Parent Coffee – For photos, click here

Thursday, September 16 – 5:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Night – High School Parents – Virtual

Thursday, September 23 – 6:00 p.m.
Back-to-School Night – Arrupe Parents – Virtual

Saturday, October 2 – 11:00 a.m.
Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend – Information Here

Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 a.m.
Alumni and Family Mass

Thursday, October 7 – 6:00 p.m.
School Speaker Series: DEI Update, Canvas and Technology Overview – Virtual

Tuesday, October 12 – 5:30 p.m.
New Family BBQ (for all new families to BC High)

November 4, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
School Speaker Series: DEI Update, Supporting students with Challenges at BC High – Virtual