The Archbishop Mitty Parent Association (AMPA) brings parents together in support of the school and the greater community through social events and service opportunities. Volunteer or attend an upcoming AMPA event and experience firsthand the many benefits of becoming involved in the Mitty community!
There is no need to sign up to be part of the parent association. By nature of having a student enrolled at Mitty, all Mitty parents are automatically considered AMPA members.
The AMPA Board is composed of nominated volunteer leaders who serve as liaisons to the AMHS parent community as well as spearhead, lead and volunteer for various AMPA and AMHS sponsored events and programs. Each board member serves on one or more of the following committees: Athletic Program Support, Parent Engagement, Hospitality, Performing Arts Support, Mailing and Social Events. In addition, the AMPA board is chaired by a leadership team of past, present and future AMPA Presidents.
AMPA’s 2022-2023 Leadership Team
Stephanie deRaynal – President
Amy Hasenkamp – Immediate Past President
Over 600 parents annually provide vital support to Mitty through volunteerism. Nearly every AMHS event and student program is supported in some capacity by volunteers. Most volunteer activities take place after work hours. Volunteering might only take a few hours of your time, but is critical to the school, and is a great way to network with other parents, learn about your student’s environment, and share in the many traditions that make Mitty so unique and special.
To receive notifications of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year, please register here. For more information or to view a list of currently available parent volunteer opportunities, please visit Mitty’s iVolunteer page.
Throughout the year, the Archbishop Mitty Parent Association plans events and provides services that benefit the entire Mitty community. These activities provide invaluable assistance to the school and offer opportunities for parents to get to know one another and have some fun. Please check the AMHS newsletter or this site for updates as the year progresses. AMPA events include:
AMPA Tailgate Party – August 26, 2022
Enjoy a school tradition and kick-off the 2022 football season with your fellow Monarchs at Foothill College! Tickets for the pre-game barbeque must be purchased online in advance. Game tickets are available via GoFan. The Pep Band will be there to entertain us during dinner. Come early and beat the parking crunch and get fueled up to cheer on the JV and Varsity teams. The Junior Varsity team kick-off is at 4:00 p.m. BBQ will be served between 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity team kick-off at 7:00 p.m.
Concert in the Commons
To kick off the new school year, Archbishop Mitty High School is excited to invite all parents to campus for our second annual Concert in the Commons from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th. We look forward to a wonderful evening of community, music and dancing. Parents are encouraged to bring folding chairs and their dancing shoes to enjoy live music provided by local band, The Houserockers. Volunteers will be serving complimentary beer, wine and water while food will be available to purchase from Waffle Roost, Takoz Mod Mex and Akita Sushi food trucks. Admission is absolutely free, but you must register below to attend. Please note - this event is for adults 21 or older. No children will be admitted. Purchase tickets here.
Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast – September 18, 2022
Mothers and Daughters of all faiths are invited to attend Archbishop Mitty’s 22st annual Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast. This year’s event will take place outdoors in Schott Family Commons on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by breakfast. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online. Please RSVP by Friday, September 9, 2022.
Winter Luncheon = February 15, 2023
A popular event for Mitty parents, alumni and friends. Attendees enjoy a luncheon at Villa Ragusa in Campbell with a keynote speaker. In the past, the event has featured book reviews courtesy of Archbishop Mitty Faculty (past recommendations below).
2019 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2018 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2017 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2016 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2015 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2014 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2013 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
2012 AMPA Book Talk Recommendations (pdf)
The Virtual Mitty Auction
The Virtual Mitty Auction is AMPA’s only fundraising event. Each year, with the support of our community, parents, alumni and alumni parents are invited to bid on hundreds of donated items with 100% of proceeds benefiting our school. Many volunteers are needed and joining this team is a wonderful way to meet parents and support the school. Please use this form to register to volunteer.
Please help make our faculty/staff appreciation program a continued success by dropping off those sporting event tickets, theater tickets, gift certificates or vacation home vouchers that you are unable to use. All donations are tax-deductible. It is a wonderful and deeply appreciated way to recognize the enthusiasm and excitement of the phenomenal Mitty faculty and staff. You may also drop off your donation at the Main Office in care of Ms. Teré Aceves.