PFI Supports Socrates Academy students, families, teachers and staff through community events and fundraising activities.
Watch the video to meet our Co-Presidents!
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.