Parent Association

The Parent Association of DePaul College Prep welcomes you to the new 2019-20 school year!

As a DePaul Prep parent, you are automatically members of the DePaul Prep Parent Association. The Parent Association offers the opportunity for you to meet other parents at one of the many events we host and volunteer at throughout the year, in addition to scheduled meetings.

We are always looking for creative and energetic parents to work on committees. Please contact Ms. Ellen Meents-DeCaigny, Parent Association President, if you are interested in volunteering or have more questions.

take the parent association survey: volunteer interests

Dates to Note
  • Thursday, 8/29, 7:30 AM - Partners In Education Parent Breakfast & Parent Association Kick-Off Meeting
  • Thursday, 9/19, 5:30 PM - Booster Club Fundraiser: Cubs Rooftop Party at Murphy's Bleachers
  • Tuesday, 9/24, 6:30 PM - Fall Senior Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, 10/2, 6:30 PM - Fall Sophomore Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, 10/9, 6:30 PM - Fall Junior Parent Meeting
  • Tuesday, 12/3, 7 PM - Moms Holiday Ornament Exchange
  • Wednesday, 1/15/20, 6:30 PM - Winter Senior Parent Meeting
  • Thursday, 1/23/20, 6:30 PM - Parent Association Meeting & Social
Parent Resources
  • Family Action Network: The Family Action Network (FAN) connects parents, educators and professionals through collaborative programming. Connect, Educate, Inspire!
2019-20 Parent Involvement Opportunities

Fall 2019

"Stock the Lounge"
for Faculty & Staff
Wednesday, September 4th
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Family Mass
Hospitality Table
Sunday, September 8th
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homecoming game
morning tailgate
Saturday, September 21st
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Fall 2019 Involvement Opportunities

August 2019 
  • Uniform Resale Shop during Freshman Orientation
  • Welcome Faculty & Staff Breakfast on first day of school

September 2019

  • "Stock the Lounge" on Wednesday, September 4th
  • Hospitality Table following Family Mass on Sunday, September 8th
  • Uniform Resale Shop during Back to School Night
  • Homecoming Week and Homecoming Game Tailgate

October 2019

  • Parent Association representatives at Open House table

November 2019

  • Poker & Casino Night
  • Parent Association representatives at Open House table
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

December 2019

  • Gift Drive with Office of Mission & Values well as numerous opportunities throughout the semester with Athletics & sports teams, Fundraising & Events, Faculty & Staff Appreciation, holiday events, community events, volunteer & service opportunities, and much more.

Winter/Spring 2020

Winter/Spring 2020 Involvement Opportunities

January 2020
  • "Stock the Lounge" & Breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week
  • Volunteers for the Tom Kleinschmidt Endowed Scholarship Basketball Game

February 2020

  • "Say It With Sweets" Faculty Appreciation event

March 2020

  • Promotion of Spring Fling Gala

April 2020

  • Spring Fling Gala
  • Walk to Wrigley
  • Junior and senior parents to organize Senior Luncheon

May 2020

  • Teacher Appreciation Week well as numerous opportunities throughout the semester with Athletics & sports teams, Fundraising & Events, Faculty & Staff Appreciation, holiday events, community events, volunteer & service opportunities, and much more.

Contact the Parent Association Team

Ellen Meents-DeCaigny (Will '21)
Parent Association President

Parent Association Leadership Team

Executive Board

Ellen Meents-DeCaigny (Will '21)

Vice President
Tammy McMiller (Luke '22)

Booster Club Athletic Liaisons
Mary Jeske (Nora '21, Emmet '23)

Lisa Jones (Emma '22)

Booster Club Fundraising & Events
Paul Gustafson (Griffin '22, Chiara '23)

Brian Barkley (Dane & Danica '23)

Freshman 2023 Grade Chairs

Traci Hartman (Will '23, Joey '22)

Laura Celesia (Chiara '23, Griffin '22)

Kristian May Stewart (Myles '23)

Sophomore 2022 Grade Chairs

Katie Buino (Danny '22)

Peggy Osterman (Jack '22)      630-632-9037

Junior 2021 Grade Chairs

Tracee Gonzalez (Mauricio Palma '21)

Heather Cain (Travis '21, Morgan '22)

Julie O'Brien (Shane '21, Carly '20)

Senior 2020 Grade Chairs

Linda Bendixen (Edward '20, William '22)

Kim Landini (Sophia '20, Nicholas '21)

Jeneene Brown Mosley (Lance '20)

Parental involvement is an integral part of the success of your child and of DePaul College Prep. An involved parent is always an asset to our community.

As primary educators of our children and working in collaboration with DePaul College Prep’s Principal and President, we build stronger parent engagement and partnership by promoting a welcoming and inclusive opportunity and tradition of volunteerism throughout our school community.

  • The Parent Association provides a means by which parents can support and promote the mission of the School, its co-curricular programs, and other events.
  • The Parent Association helps communicate opportunities for parents to volunteer at school programs and activities, promotes our vision, mission and message, and works collaboratively with the Principal and President to further the mission of the school.
  • Through faith, knowledge, and service, the grade chairs and committees will foster a sense of community through the involvement of parents, students, faculty, alumni and friends.