HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Welcome to the HSA! Every parent is a member of the Home and School Association at St. Elizabeth’s. School parents, energized by the HSA board, organize fundraisers, social & spiritual gatherings, school-wide educational programs and teacher bonus collection. To this end, each family is asked to donate a minimum of 20 volunteer hours* throughout the year. The list below demonstrates the many ways your family can be involved. Please contact the event sponsor directly to learn how you can contribute. They’d love to hear from you! If you have any additional ideas for how you might be involved, or aren’t sure where your unique talents and time can be most helpful, please contact MaryPat Mannion [email protected] or Sharon Lynch – [email protected].
MONTHLY PARENT MEETINGS SPONSORED BY THE HSA
Parent meetings, sponsored by the HSA, are held monthly and alternate between mornings (8:45am) and evenings (7pm). These meetings give parents an opportunity to learn about what’s happening at the school from Mr. Venezia and the faculty and staff. Parents also get an update from the HSA. Parents are encouraged to ask questions, offer ideas and voice opinions to the school and the HSA. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend monthly meetings.
All families of children in grades k – 8 supervise a minimum of 3 lunch duty days. Volunteers choose their own dates via Volunteer Spot. Families are given the option to opt-out for a fee of $75.00. Anyone absent on an assigned day will be charged $25.00.
Class parents energize the community at the class level and are Ambassadors for our school. They organize Thanksgiving baskets, class projects for our fundraisers, holiday gifts for teachers, field day chaperones and class room volunteers. They bring together the class families and build community and fellowship through social events.
Each grade brings in breakfast type goodies for our teachers to enjoy. Class parents organize parents for the month they are assigned.
Contact: Lori Shannon and LeeAnn Rohlf [email protected] [email protected]
Consider helping out in the library. Help is always needed to straighten up and shelve books, decorate for holidays and getting involved with fun things like Battle of the Books and Author Signings.
SCHOOL OF ST. ELIZABETH STORE (SOSE)
Contact: Mary Luther [email protected]
Flannel pants for gym day, hoodies for winter uniforms, and everything you need to show your pride in our school. Visit our website and contact Mary Luther with your SOSE order.
Contact: Denise Killeen [email protected]
Many volunteer opportunities are available to work with the athletic department. Please consider helping as a coach, volunteering at sporting events and games, working the Snack Shack, or helping to coordinate the end of year Sports Banquet.
BOX TOPS AND LABELS FOR EDUCATION
Contact: Lori Shannon [email protected]
Did you know you earn money for the school just by clipping box tops and labels for education? Get out your scissors and rally your neighbors, as classroom contests are held throughout the year.
Contact: Jennifer Halliez – [email protected]
Cleaning our your closets? Twice each year, Catholic Charities will pay the HSA by the pound for items collected at St. Elizabeth’s.
8TH GRADE FUNDRAISERS
Our 8th grade class holds fundraisers throughout the year to support field trips, celebrations and graduation gifts to the school. Traditional fundraisers include things like pretzel sales on half days and Thanksgiving pie sales. Watch for more information from our 8th grade parents. All 8th grade parents are needed though out the year.
*Volunteer hours can be logged in the HSA book in the school office, should you wish to request a refund of your HSA dues. To help the HSA meet it’s fundraising mandate, we ask that you please consider donating all or part of your HSA refund
CHILDREN’S LITURGIES …………………………………………………………………………………….. 1st and 3rd Sundays Contact: Susan Ziwot [email protected]
Join us every 1st and 3rd Sunday beginning October 4th for OLPH’s Children’s Liturgies. Children serve as lectors, ushers, greeters and by singing in the choir. Families donate non-perishable foods during the offeratory.
CHILDREN’S EUCHARISTIC ADORATION ……………….. Contact: Amy Williamson and Amy Kaczynski [email protected]
Families spend quiet time with Jesus and teach our smallest parishioners how to pray in this special, quiet way. Families needed for readings.