Any adult, including parents, who will/could be in direct contact with Villa Joseph Marie students at any point during a school-sanctioned event or activity or during the academic day must obtain the first two items listed below and submit them to Landra Cunningham in the school Administration Office as soon as possible. They can take the form of a physical copy or a scanned version sent via email or fax.

Volunteer activities that involve direct contact include, but are not limited to, Campus Store, Spirit Day, Mini-THON, lunchtime sales, club moderation, event or trip chaperoning, athletic event volunteering, etc. Parents’ Guild and Annual Spring Auction committee members who will be in the upstairs corridors of the building are required to obtain these clearances as well. The clearances should be handed in prior to any event or activity with which you will be assisting. We thank you for your assistance in keeping our students safe.

Please note that these clearances are not required for every parent or family member. They do not apply to a parent who is a spectator for a sporting event or school function. They are required only if you will be volunteering and/or in direct contact with our students. If you have questions regarding clearances, please contact Lauren Carr, Principal, at 215-357-8810 ext. 195, or at To email clearances directly to Landra Cunningham, please use

Required Clearances

1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check:

  • Renewal every 5 years is required.
  • If you have this clearance already, and it is dated within the last 3 years, it will be accepted.
  • Form is available to print immediately.

2. PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse Clearance Check: (online form)
(mail-in form)

  • Renewal every 5 years is required.
  • If you have this clearance already, and it is dated within the last 3 years, it will be accepted.
  • If using the online form, you will receive an email with your results within 14 days of submitting the application.

*** Both of these clearances are FREE to VOLUNTEERS. If you are using these clearances for any form of employment, you are required to pay a fee.

Optional Clearances

1. Federal Criminal Background Check:
Information is available online at

2. Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report:
Form can be obtained online.

3. Protecting God’s Children: Part 1 (in person) Part 2 (online)

Parents' Guild
General Membership Meetings

October 4, 2017 | 7 p.m.
November 1, 2017 | 7 p.m.
December 6, 2017 | 7 p.m.
February 7, 2018 | 7 p.m.
March 7, 2018 | 7 p.m.
May 2, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Parents' Guild
Executive Board

Margie McKevitt | President
Connie Whalen | 1st Vice President
Lisa Eisler | 2nd Vice President
Anita Wagner | Treasurer
Karen Clark-Littley | Assistant Treasurer
Kate Petner | Recording Secretary
Roseanna Chingas | Communications Secretary
Susan Bratspis | Past President

Contact the Parents’ Guild

To get involved, share your suggestions, or ask a question, please contact the Parents’ Guild at