SAPA

SAPA's Mission

Promoting a closer cooperation and unity of spirit among parents, faculty, and students by involving and enabling all parents to be of service to the school and the community.

What is SAPA?

The St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association, more commonly referred to as SAPA, is an energetic, active organizational community made up of all parents of St. Andrew’s students. Our purpose is to facilitate parental understanding of the school’s goals and achievements, and to provide enrichment, parental support, and financial assistance to all aspects of the school.
 
SAPA has three major fundraisers each year: Farm to Table, Arts on the Green, and Starry Night.  Funds from these events directly support our school where tuition proceeds fall short.  SAPA provides the school with both tangible goods, such as new furniture, supplies, and signage, as well intangible support, such as providing payment for speakers at upper school assemblies and providing funds for parent functions.  SAPA contributes to the annual fund, and has pledged $30,000 a year to the school’s capital campaign for the next five years.  SAPA recently fulfilled a $200,000 pledge to the Forward Saints campaign.
 
Additionally, SAPA funds also support several community outreach efforts and events, including: Earth Angels, Safe Saints, Faculty Hospitality, the Used Uniform and Book Sale, Classroom and Grade parties, and Back to School Night.  These smaller efforts and events, which are entirely produced through the efforts of SAPA volunteers, strengthen our school and community, and provide wonderful opportunities for interaction with teachers and school leaders.

SAPA recognizes that we are a diverse group of parents with different talents, interests, and time commitments: some of us work outside the home, others not; some of us run our own businesses or manage busy practices, and others have full schedules ferrying children from one extracurricular activity to another.  Regardless of personal situation, opportunities abound for support and involvement in the SAPA community.
 
For those of you who have volunteered with SAPA in the past, thank you – your support is critical to the success of St. Andrew’s!  For those of you who’ve yet to participate in SAPA, please join us in making the best school in Mississippi even better!

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SAPA Fundraisers

FARM TO TABLE

Now in its 9th year, Farm to Table is a multi-course food and wine feast highlighting locally sourced ingredients prepared by a nationally recognized chef. Past events featured the executive chefs from Blackberry Farm, Seafood R'evolution, City Grocery, Walker’s Drive-In, and The Manship.  In light of Covid-19, we are reimagining Farm to Table for 2021.  This year’s event will continue to highlight our sense of community and never-ending spirit of finding a way or making one.  You will be delighted by the creative and fun experience we have planned for you. 
 
Farm to Table raised over $34,000 for St. Andrew’s in 2020.
 
ARTS ON THE GREEN – April 24th, 2021
 
SAPA’s biggest fundraiser each year is Arts on the Green, a family festival held each spring and boasting something for everyone: a children’s green with activities for kids of all ages; a student fashion show; a garden tea party; artisan craft booths; auction with baskets of goodies contributed by each grade; and so much more!  Arts on the Green is open to everyone.  For Arts on the Green 2021, we are already excitedly planning virtual events and activities to make this one of the best years ever.  With the virtual format, our friends, alums, and supporters from around the country who are not usually able to attend can now join us, and we will all be “Better Together”.  Make plans now to participate in this community centered event with a global focus in April 2021. 
 
Due to the pandemic, Arts on the Green 2020 and Starry Night could not be held in their traditional format.  However, the generosity of our corporate sponsors and other kind supporters in the community allowed SAPA to raise approximately $70,000 for St. Andrew’s in 2020 (Please see our list of sponsors at gosaints.org/arts-on-the-green). 

STARRY NIGHT
 
Starry Night is the annual SAPA parent party, showcasing the diversity of the St. Andrew’s community through food, music, and décor. In previous years, SA families and friends host tables that represent a favorite destination, style of cuisine, or family heritage, providing tasting portions of characteristic dishes.  The evening is an opportunity to mingle with other parents, and to experience all the different cultures that represent the St. Andrew’s tapestry of life.  We will celebrate Starry Night in the fall of 2021.

2020-21 Leadership

SAPA Executive Board
Chair – Joyce Marion
Chair-Elect – Sarah Adams
Past Chair – Erin McCain
Secretary – Lori Marshall
Treasurer – Anna Peterson
Treasurer-Elect – Lindsay Hamm
Communications Coordinator – Sarah Bentley 
Fundraising Coordinator – Elizabeth Boone
Community Liaison – Frances Croft
Admissions Liaison – Whitney Raju
Diversity and Inclusion Liaison – Karla McCullough
Lower School Coordinator –  Mona Graham
Lower School Co-Coordinator – Puja Craddock
Middle School Coordinator – Blakely Fender
Middle School Co-Coordinator – Robyn Pollack
Upper School Coordinator – Suzy Everett
Upper School Co-Coordinator – Tangela Chambers

GRADE COORDINATORS
PK3 Coordinator - Dorothy Wofford
PK4 Coordinator - Lisa Wigington
K Coordinator - Megan West
1st Grade Coordinator - Megan James
2nd Grade Coordinator - Katie Black
3rd Grade Coordinator - Leigh Ann Wilkins
4th Grade Coordinator - Rebecca Bensler
5th Grade Coordinator - Lacey Bergin
6th Grade Coordinator - Mona Reddy
7th Grade Coordinator - Inglish DeVoss
8th Grade Coordinator - Melanie Morgan
9th Grade Coordinator - Laurie Baldwin
10th Grade Coordinator - Laney Watkins
11th Grade Coordinator - Tobi Brown
12th Grade Coordinators - Kim Halford, Jennifer Lacoste, Lisa White
 
ARTS ON THE GREEN
Chair - Miranda Hamilton
Co-Chair - Lauren VanLandingham
Corporate Sponsor Chair - Jasmine Sandhu
Promotions Chair - Katie Nelson
Children’s Green Chair - Amanda Runnels
Children’s Green Co-Chair - Katie Black
 
FARM TO TABLE
Chair - Jane Harkins
Corporate Sponsor Chair - Erin Lane
Production Coordinators - Patrick and Laura Taylor
Tickets Chair - Molly Walker
Decorations Chair - Lizzy Abston                                               
 
OTHER SAPA LEADERS
Faculty Hospitality Chair - Liza Booth
LS Earth Angels - Amy Amundson
MS Earth Angels - Katie Hathcock
US Earth Angels - Catherine Ashy
Used Book Sale - Elaine Retumbin
Social Media Chair - Manisha Patel
Faculty Gifts - Patti Fanning
PK3-PK4 Admission Liaisons - Karri Chaney, Sierra Smith, Mandy Davis
K-1st Admission Liaisons - Chantal Thomas, Lizzy Abston
2nd-4th Admission Liaisons - Ashley King, Heather Ward
5th-6th Admission Liaisons - Sheba Dzathor, Poonam Chaddha                      
7th-8th Admission Liaisons - Rachel Misenar, Dawn McLin
9th-10th Admission Liaisons - Lee Moss, Bridget Townsend
11th-12th Admission Liaisons - Lea Ann Packer, Whitney Raju
LS Gardening Chair - Stephanie Sullivan
LS Seasonal Decorations Chair - Mandy Davis
MS Seasonal Decorations Chairs - Leigh Barrett, Allyson Strange
US Seasonal Decorations Chair - Teresa Anderson
Swap Shop Coordinator - Margaret Prine
 
GRADE SPECIFIC EVENTS
Kindergarten Fairy Tale Tea Party - Susan Murphy
1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast - Lauren Marshall
4th Grade Pool Party - Rubina Sethi
4th Grade May Day Coordinator - Jessica Shafer
5th Grade Egypt Day Coordinator - Shannon McLaughlin
6th Grade Medieval Breakfast Chair - Crystal Skelton
7th and 8th Grade Winter Dance Chair - Tara Ellis
7th and 8th Grade Winter Dance Co-Chair - Kay Whittington
8th Grade Party Chair - Gwennetta Tatum
8th Grade Reception Chair - Karla Foster
9th Grade Homecoming Dinner Chair - Lori Marshall
9th Grade Homecoming Dinner Co-Chair - Vicki Leech
11th Grade Prom Parent Social Chairs - Mary Purvis, Suzy Everett
 
 


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