Committees & Events

Parents' Club

Committees & Events

The Mount de Sales Parents’ Club organizes multiple events during the year. We can only do this with the help of parent volunteers. Please consider helping with one or more of these activities. Following is a description of the volunteer needs for each event.

We appreciate any amount of time you can give.

Volunteer names are forwarded to the listed committee chairpersons who will contact you with more details and coordinate volunteer duties closer to the event date.  Even just a few hours are appreciated.  In many cases, your daughters can earn service hours when they volunteer with you. The chairperson for the respective event or the Parents’ Club President (Valerie Queensberry at 410-925-6723 ) or Vice-President (Grace Carter at 814-602-1799 ) can be contacted if you have additional questions. Volunteer Coordinator Kim Dignan () would also love to answer any of your questions! 

Committee Volunteer Descriptions & Committee Chairs

Hospitality (various dates) – Bake/prepare refreshments for "Back-to-School Night", Teachers' Dinner and monthly Parents' Club meetings. (POC: TBD in the interim contact Donna Kelly, 410-459-0249, )

Parking Attendants (various dates) – Direct the parking of cars for major MDSA events (there are generally 5 a year). Work is done in 2 – 3 hour shifts. (POCs: Bob Small, 410-916-1227, or Patrick Cusick, 443-756-9895, )
 
Fall Clean Up (Saturday, November 3) – Clean the school grounds (raking & bagging leaves, cleaning up trash on the grounds, edging, hedging, trimming, power washing stairs and court yard, trimming vines and undergrowth in the backyard grounds, sweeping, cleaning windows on the doors, polishing brass items in the Chapel and dusting the pews. (POC: Dave Nosel, 410-740-1464, )

Christmas Bazaar (Sunday, December 2): Overall Event Co-Chairs: Eileen Delaney, 410-859-5452, and Christina Moscati, 443-799-0854, .

Christmas Bazaar Committees:

Spaghetti Dinner – Assistance needed on Friday and/or Saturday before the dinner to prepare spaghetti sauce and spaghetti. On Sunday, heat sauce and spaghetti, make salads and cut bread during 3 - 4 hour shifts. (POC: Greg Olszewski, 443-253-8475, and TBD)

Dinner Hostesses – Order Tickets, Set up and decorate on Friday evening for Sunday’s dinner (Dads are especially needed to help with the heavy lifting). On Sunday, work shifts to seat guests, prepare drinks, monitor/coordinate student waitresses and/or clean-up. (POC: Nadine Smith, , 443-223-3410)

Crafts – Make items all year long to sell during the bazaar. Craft work can be done from home or at the craft room every Tuesday morning.  Come as you can. (POC: Gwen Marcus, 206-890-9265, )

Granny's Goodies – Bake and/or sell homemade "goodies" during the bazaar. (POC: Tammy Aviles, 410-952-7881, and Michele Nichols, 410-493-1696, )

Secret Santa – Staff the Secret Santa shop in 2 – 3 hour shifts during the bazaar which includes greeting children and helping them select and wrap gifts. Volunteers needed to set up on Friday evening and clean up after bazaar. (POC: TBD)

Silent Auction – Three areas are needed to be staffed: drivers with large cars to transport the baskets filled by the homerooms from MDSA to the chairperson’s home, help put together the baskets, staffing the auction in 2 – 4 hour shifts during the bazaar. (POC: Gina Stromberg, 410-971-6164, .)

Bag Bingo (Saturday, January 12) – Assist in planning and running a bag bingo. Proceeds will be used for our Prom Palooza! (POCs: Diane Brinkley, 410-841-4968, and Valerie Queensberry, 410-925-6723, ).

Father/Daughter Cotillion (Saturday, March 2) - Organize and manage catering, beverages, the DJ, invitations, RSVPs, the slide show, photographer, publicity, decorations, and flowers. The day before and the day of the event, set up for dinner, decorate, serve, and clean up. (POCs: Beverly Blake, 410-744-5064,  and Molly Hasson )

Communion Breakfast and Mass (Sunday, March 24) – Design program, shop for groceries, arrange table settings and centerpieces, cook (day before event), set-up, serve and clean-up. (POCs: Mass: TBD,  Breakfast: Jackie Seal, 443-985-6418,  and Dani Boarman, 410-935-7884, )

Mother and Senior Daughter Tea (Thursday, May 2) – Set up on Wednesday and Thursday which includes preparation and serving of food/drinks and clean up. Assist with any questions and/or requests during the luncheon. (POC: Grace Carter, 814-602-1799, )

After Prom Party (Friday, May 3) – Assist in any of the following areas; planning the event, soliciting gifts for giveaway prizes, food preparation, decorating and chaperoning on the day of the event. (POCs: Kathy Wright, 410-733-6114, and Dawn Burns, 410-952-2169, )

Golf Tournament (Monday, May 6) – Plan and organize the event and/or to help with soliciting sponsorships and/or gifts for door prizes. (POC: Mike Thomas, 410-451-0331, .)

Golf Tournament Raffle (March/April/May) – Assemble mailings for raffle. Coordinate Student prizes, raffle ticket mailings and coordinate sales throughout the year (POC: Laura Beall 410-747-1933, .)

Spring Clean Up (tentative Saturday, May 18) – Clean up the school grounds (cleaning up trash on the grounds, edging, hedging, trimming, power washing, trimming vines and undergrowth in the backyard grounds, sweeping, cleaning windows on the doors, polishing brass items in the Chapel and dusting the pews). (POC: Dave Nosel, 410-740-1464, )

Graduation Baccalaureate Reception (Thursday, May 23) - Set up/decorate (arrange flowers, set up tables with linens and candles, etc.) prior to the event and/or clean up during and after the event. (POC: Diane Brinkley, 410-841-4968, and Kerri Keller, 410-215-4855, )