Part of a commitment to and understanding of a Sacred Heart education is the development of a partnership with the parents of all students. Parents at all levels are encouraged to be involved in the academic, social and spiritual development of their children. Many volunteer opportunities exist to help parents be directly and indirectly involved with their children and their children’s friends. Every parent is a member of the Parents Association of the Academy of the Sacred Heart (PAASH), and individual involvement may take on different forms. A parent may volunteer to be a room parent, an Annual Giving phone-a-thon volunteer, a Benefit assistant, a member of ASHletics (the Athletic Booster Club), a driver and/or chaperone at a student-sponsored event, or a speaker at Career Day, just to name a few opportunities.