Pilot Parents

As a CSJ school, in keeping with the tradition of serving the dear neighbor, it is the purpose of the Pilot Parents to support the Academy of Our Lady of Peace through volunteer work, funding efforts, parent education, and sponsoring and coordinating various events within the OLP community.

Participation in Pilot Parents is open to all parents and guardians of the students enrolled at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Our goal is to foster an inclusive community that provides extraordinary educational opportunities and a variety of enriching extracurricular activities for the entire student body.

Pilot Parents strive to support the OLP faculty, staff, and administration in the long-standing tradition of Educating Her to be “all of which woman is capable.”

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Any parent/guardian of a currently enrolled OLP student may be a member of Pilot Parents.

There is no cost to be involved with Pilot Parents.

There is no volunteer requirement for Pilot Parents. Volunteerism is encouraged as a way to support campus activities and all opportunities are shared on the Pilot Parents page of the OLP website, aolp.org/pilotparents.

In addition to the information provided in the weekly newsletter, opportunities for parents to volunteer are provided on OLP’s SignUp Genius account which can be accessed through the Pilot Parents page of the OLP website, aolp.org/pilotparents.

In an effort to supplement the efforts of OLP’s staff, Pilot Parents are taking on larger roles in organizing and supporting campus events. These events may include the OLP/Saints freshman tailgate, OLP’s homecoming dance, and Spirit Store pop ups in addition to many other opportunities. 

Pilot Parent meetings take place on the third Monday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at OLP. Meeting schedules may vary to account for holidays and other no-school days. A Zoom link will be made available for parents who prefer to attend virtually.

The one hour meetings provide updates about special projects, campus activities and educational resources to parents. Guest speakers include OLP faculty and staff as well as expert speakers on important issues. In addition to discussing school activities and opportunities for engagement, the monthly meetings offer a great opportunity for parents to meet one another and socialize.

  • In order to ensure that all parents have an equal opportunity to be involved and to have his/her voice heard, Pilot Parents has chosen to not adopt a traditional parent-organization structure of elected leadership positions. Instead, meetings are facilitated by a combination of OLP staff and parent volunteers. Additionally, each class selected 1-4 parents to serve as their “Class Point of Contact.” The “Class Point of Contact” ensures that all information and announcements are communicated to other parents of that class in a timely manner. The class point of contacts for the 2021-2022 school year are:

    Class of 2025: Opportunities available. Contact [email protected] to express your interest!
    Class of 2024: Gretchen Mallios, Sally Cimmino, Kailee Norris
    Class of 2023: Annie Strazzeri, Jen Kennedy
    Class of 2022: Michelle Wakefield, Christine LaMarca

In addition to volunteering, Pilot Parents supports OLP through a variety of fundraising efforts. Please consider supporting with a sponsorship for one of our signature events or by making a gift to the Carondelet Annual Fund or one of our scholarship funds. Once you’ve made a donation online you can also help to spread the word about these efforts through your social media using Give-a-lanche. For more information on ways to support OLP’s fundraising efforts, please contact [email protected]

Your thoughts and ideas are important to us! Please visit the Pilot Parents page on the OLP website (aolp.org/pilotparents) and click the “Suggestions!”