Who We Are

PFI Supports Socrates Academy students, families, teachers and staff through community events and fundraising activities.

What We Do

PFI coordinates activities and recruits volunteers to serve our school. We work with staff and families to make our school the best that it can be!

How To Help

Take a moment to complete our Volunteer Interest Form, and discover how you can help our school while earning volunteer hours!

 

Socrates Academy

Parent-Faculty Involvement

Association

PFI promotes excellence in the education of our children by:

  • Supporting the mission of Socrates Academy

  • Fostering open communication between parents, faculty, and administration

  • Serving as an advocate for our school and our children

  • Working to enrich and improve academic and social programs and services at Socrates Academy

  • Encouraging and coordinating parent involvement in appropriate aspects of Socrates Academy

  • Providing financial support to Socrates Academy through fundraising activities

  • PFI Membership is automatically granted to every Parent/Guardian of scholars, plus every teacher at Socrates Academy.

  • PFI Meetings are typically held monthly. Please check the Event Calendar for details.

  • Members may request to be added to the agenda if they have an item to present to the PFI Board. Agenda requests must be received in writing by the Sunday preceding each monthly meeting. SUBMIT REQUEST

How to Join the PFI:

When are PFI Meetings?

The Socrates Academy Parent-Faculty Involvement Association or PFI is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding Section of any future Tax Code (hereinafter “Internal Revenue Code”)

Activities & Programs

Staff Appreciation

PFI plans monthly events to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! We also have parents who keeps the lounges stocked with snacks, write birthday cards, and help out on campus.

Check the Connection and Facebook for details on upcoming events and Sign-Up Forms to donate or volunteer, or Contact Us for more information.

Store Programs

Socrates Academy receives funding from many stores... all you have to do is link your account to our school and shop! Current partners include: Harris Teeter, Publix, Lands End and AmazonSmile.

 

We also earn when you download the Shoparoo app and scan your receipts. 

Download Flyer for details.

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear is a favorite for Socrates Academy scholars. Every Friday, students may wear an approved Spirit Shirt. We offer several styles to choose from, plus sweatshirts that may be worn as part of the uniform on any day. You may also purchase water bottles, tumblers, drawstring bags, and more items featuring the Socrates Academy name and logo.

Spirit Wear is sold online during select open ordering periods.

Learn More

On-Campus Events

Our campus calendar is packed with activities for students and families, both during the school days and on select evenings. Be sure to check out the Event Calendar and the Connection for details on upcoming events and info volunteering.

Campus Collections

PFI fundraises by collecting Box Tops and Coke Codes. Collect these items at home, bring them in a ziplock bag to your homeroom teacher, and our Campus Collections Coordinator will calculate the total and send them in!

BoxTops also has a new digital collection program. Just download the Box Tops app, link to our school, and scan your receipts each week!

Download Flyer for details.

Homeroom Parents

Teachers work hard, and our Homeroom Parent program ensures all Socrates Academy teachers get the support they need. HRPs communicate with families on events happening in the classroom, or for items needed for a class project.

 

K-5 HRPs also coordinate the Winter Party and End of Year Celebration.

 

Every homeroom needs 1-2 parents committed to helping their child's classroom each year. If you'd like to help, Contact Us.

Spirit Nights

Socrates Academy sponsors Spirit Nights the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Waverly Chick-fil-a. Beginning this school year, every grade sponsors a month! That means every dollar earned from CFA Spirit Night directly benefits your teachers and students! Your child's teacher will notify you of your grade's month.

You MUST use the CFA App for our school to receive credit. Valid for dine-in, drive-thru and delivery.

Book Fair

PFI sponsors two book fairs each year. These much-anticipated events are an opportunity for students to shop for books and trinkets during the school day, and our school earns money with every purchase.

Proceeds from Book Fair are redeemed in "Scholastic Dollars". We allot every grade level with funds to purchase books for classrooms, and PFI also purchases the scholastic magazines used in class throughout the school year.

School Store

Students LOVE the school store. All K-5 scholars have an opportunity to purchase pencils, erasures, bows and trinkets at the school store.
TUES: K-2 in Couchell Lobby
WED: 3-4 in Intermediate Lobby
THURS: 5 in Gym Building Hallway

Fundraising

All activities provided for staff, students and families are made possible by donations from families and participation in our fundraising activities. Our largest fundraisers are School Supplies, Matthews Alive Festival, Campus Collections, Store Programs, and School Pictures. By contributing to these activities, PFI is able to give back to our school.

Campus Beautification

Volunteers beautify our campus inside and out! Our Indoor Beautification team hangs seasonal decor in the lobby and wreaths on doors. We always need crafty parents to help make & hang decor.

 

Workdays are scheduled throughout the year to keep our buildings and landscaping in tip-top shape! Families with a green thumb may also adopt-a-spot on campus and plant flowers, pull weeds, etc to keep our grounds looking nice.

Contact Us to learn more.

School Pictures

PFI manages all school pictures. This includes Fall Portraits, Class Pictures, and Spring Photos. We also collect candid photos for use in the yearbook. Every photo package you purchase from our vendors earns our school money... plus you receive photos of your child!

 

2020-2021

PFI Officers

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BRITTANY LACKEY
Co-President
GINA BERGERON
Co-President
JESSICA DANIEL
Co-VP - Staff Appreciation
MARTHA WRENN
Co-VP - Student & Family
SARAH HENKEL
Secretary
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GRETCHEN SURBAUGH
Teasurer
EMA PHILIPS
Historian

PFI Officers are elected each Spring and serve a two-year term. PFI Coordinators are appointed each year to serve a one-year term.

If you would like more information on how you can join the PFI Board, please contact us to learn more.

 

Contact Us

3909 Weddington Rd.

Matthews, NC 28105

704.321.1711

Fax: 704.321.1714

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