CASPA

CASPA

Every parent of a student enrolled at the School of the Cathedral is a member of the Cathedral School Parents Association, commonly known as “CASPA.”

The School of the Cathedral prides itself on the support of a dedicated community of parents who offer their time and talents to school activities and events, both inside and outside of the classroom.  That community of parents does not stand on the outside and look in, but is an intricate part of the educational experience our children enjoy as Cathedral students.  CASPA, by and through its membership, helps to drive the school forward, by sponsoring events (both educational and social, and some a mix of both!), funding improvements to the school both large and small, and providing vital feedback to school administration.

CASPA’s activities are promoted by a Board comprised of 21 members, each assigned to a particular role, with the Board as a whole covering various aspects of parental involvement in the school.  CASPA Board members typically serve a two-year term on the Board, with the terms of individual members staggered so that half of the Board returns the next year while the other half is comprised of new members.  The CASPA Board members for the 2022-23 academic year are listed below, along with each member’s role: 

Board Members
Name Email Role
Sheehan Burch sheehanburch@gmail.com President
Amy Matteini amymatteini@gmail.com Vice President
Eleni Bowden eleni.bowden@gmail.com Secretary
Lindsay Redfield lindsayaredfield@gmail.com Treasurer
Jen Armstrong jenharmstrong@gmail.com Member-at-Large
Julie Baumgartner julie.mumm@gmail.com Communications
Amy Koch askoch98@gmail.com Communications
Lacey O’Neil laceyoneil@gmail.com Volunteers
Erin Woloszyn Esimon410@gmail.com Volunteers
Garrity Testa garpfeifer@yahoo.com Social
Annie Werden Anniewerden@gmail.com Social
Lindsay Purpura ltpurpura@hotmail.com Athletics
Lisa Schenll lamm716@gmail.com Athletics
Katie Pinheiro katiepinheiro@gmail.com Middle School
Lizzy Sweeney Lizzysweeney@gmail.com Middle School
Caroline Alcarese caroline.alcarese@gmail.com Technology
Emily Jolicoeur edj@cls-law.com Technology
Sarah Fenhagen sarahfenhagen@gmail.com Arts
Sonia Byrnes soniaizu@gmail.com Arts
Meghan Allison allisoninteriors@gmail.com Cathedral Ball
Quinn Collins quinn@collins-company.com Cathedral Ball

The CASPA Board meets monthly to discuss CASPA’s involvement in school functions and programming.  All parents are welcome to attend these meetings.  CASPA Board meetings are typically held at the Parish Center on the second Friday of almost every month (except December), with each meeting starting at 7:30 am.  During the 2021-22 academic year CASPA Board meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, Sept 9th
  • Friday, Oct 14th
  • Friday, Nov 11th
  • Friday, Jan 13th
  • Friday, Feb 10th
  • Friday, Mar 10th 
  • Friday, April 21st (Off normal schedule due to Spring Break) 
  • Friday, May 12th
  • Friday, June 2nd

Please feel free to contact a CASPA Board member if you have questions or suggestions for future projects, or if you would like to serve on the CASPA Board.

Each year CASPA sponsors fundraising events, including the Cathedral Golf Open, Cardinal Cup 5k run/1 mile walk, and the Cathedral Ball.  More information about these events can be found elsewhere on the website and in materials distributed by the school and parish.  These events not only offer an opportunity for our school community to come together in faith and fellowship, but to raise money for our school and for others outside of our parish and school community. 

Although CASPA is often associated with the large events discussed above, the association also makes an impact on a daily basis, in the many ways that school parents volunteer.  CASPA members coach athletics teams, organize and facilitate classroom parties, speak to students about the members’ professions or the volunteer work that they do, chaperone field trips, supervise the cafeteria and playground during “Lunch Duty,” run the Uniform Bank, and help out in so many other ways.  Our students see their parents at school and they understand that we care.  CASPA devotes itself to facilitating the essential role that parents play in a Cathedral education.  

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