Parent Association

August 12, 2014

Dear Holy Family Catholic Academy Families,

On behalf of the Holy Family Catholic Academy Parent Association we would like to welcome all parents to our organization. We would also like to extend a special welcome to the new families who are joining us this year.

HFCA Parent Association (PA) has a rich heritage of serving the needs of  the students and enriching their school experience with special programs, services and outreach. What makes the PA special is the active and enthusiastic engagement of parents, families, teachers and administrators. Additionally, by volunteering in your child’s school you can develop a new skill, help a cause that is dear to your heart, connect with your community, meet new people, and forge a partnership with HFCA. However, the greatest benefit of joining the PA is being able to actively participate and enhance your child’s school experience.

We are therefore extending an invitation for all to learn about our organization and to join our ranks to make our school and the experience it provides our children the very best it can be. Please take time to review the material below to learn about our various committees and click the links to join a committee you are interested in volunteering. If you have an idea for a new committee, we’d love to hear from you as well. Our PA is extremely active and provides opportunities for working parents also.

Remember that one of the best ways to influence our children is to model the behavior of participation and service to the community. So let’s all get involved and make a difference.

Sincerely,

Kate O’Brien and Laura Clark

**Many parents previously submitted a volunteer form, which we have. However, we kindly request you confirm your interest by registering on the electronic document.

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HFCA’s Parent Association Committees for 2014-2015

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is a celebration of Catholic education shared by all Catholic schools. The committee helps to plan the CSW celebratory Mass on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:00 am and coordinates fun activities to celebrate this week in a special way for our the Academy teachers, students, Pastor and parents. This is a special week of celebration, and is a great volunteer opportunity for parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: January 25 – January 30, 2015


Clip and Save for Education

Help collect Box Tops and Labels for Education that provides additional recess and classroom equipment for the children of the Academy. This committee collects, organizes and submits a request for payment based on the General Mills Box Tops program as well as Labels for Education. This is a great volunteer opportunity for parents in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade who are unable to volunteer on-site, just clip and tape from home.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.


Family Fun Fest

Be a part of this fun family event!! Members of this committee plan games, activities and food for the annual back to school social event. They are also responsible for set-up, clean-up, and supervising the evening’s activities. This is a great opportunity for working parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: Friday, September 5, 2014 (4:30-9pm)


Field Day

There is no better way to end the year than to be a part of the teamwork and magic of the end of the year fun for the kids – Field Day! This committee plans and executes activities for an afternoon of fun for Academy students in Grades 1 – 7. Field Day is so much fun, and it even ends with a splash from the fire truck!! This is a great opportunity for working parents (plan ahead and take the day off) of students in Grades 1 – 7.

Dates: June 2015 (TBD), 12:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.


Fresh Food Thursdays

This committee organizes the Parent Association’s most popular benefit
program. Volunteers are needed to cook and distribute hot lunches once a
week in four different subcommittees. Please indicate how often you can
help: Once a month, twice a month, every week. This is a wonderful way for
parents to get to know each other while serving the children in the
lunchroom.

Dates: Every Thursday, September through June

  • Week 1 -Hot Dog Day
  • Week 2- Pizza Day
  • Week 3- Subway Day
  • Week 4-Pancake Day

 

Helping Hands Healing Hearts

This committee provides temporary aid such as prayers, meals, or car-pooling for  Academy families during times of need, such as birth of a new baby, serious illness, death in the family, or job loss. This committee is great for parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade, one parent from each grade is requested, proving that IT TAKES A VILLAGE, and WE are that village!!.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.


HFCA Entertains You!

Do you have a flair for entertainment? This committee coordinates the memorable event that showcases the talents of our 2nd – 8th grade students. Responsibilities include organizing the acts, scheduling and overseeing rehearsals, as well as event setup and clean up. This volunteer opportunity is great for parents of students in 2nd – 8th grade.

Dates: November 20, 2014, plus practice dates TBD


Kindergarten Field Day

This committee plans and executes activities for an afternoon of fun for Academy students in Kindergarten. This is a great opportunity for working parents (plan ahead and take the day off) of students in Grades 1 – 7.

Dates: June 2015 (TBD); 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm


Lunch Assistants

Lunch Assistants work in the lunchroom helping the children open lunches, assisting the lunchroom supervisors and cleaning the lunch tables between the lunch periods. You can be a lunch assistant as often as you would like – once a month, once every other week, once a week or more. The Committee Chair puts together and distributes the monthly schedule. Substitute Lunch Assistants will be needed from time to time. This is a great opportunity for parents of students in K – 8th grade. Sorry, no younger siblings.

Dates: T.B.D. – based on lunch schedules.


Muffins with Mom / Donuts with Dad

This committee is in-charge of set-up, serving and cleanup of the much-enjoyed mornings of muffins (with Mom) and donuts (with Dad). This is a great service opportunity for moms & dads of 2 Jr PS-8th graders to serve each other.

Dates: October 3, 2014 and January 26, 2015; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m


Nominating Committee

This committee initiates a collaborative process of nominating potential candidates for office in the Parent Association. This is a great opportunity for all parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: Late Winter/Early Spring 2015


Program Committee

This committee will initiate collaborate to provide educational and spiritual development programs for the students and families. This is a great opportunity for parents who work and of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.


Room Parent / Room Parent Coordinator

These volunteers work with the classroom teacher and other room parents to help collect party funds, assist with notifying parents of the needs and wants or other important information, and serve as contacts for the teachers for  other needs that may arise. At least one volunteer is needed from each class.

Dates: Primary events are Halloween, Christmas and Valentine Day Parties


Social Activity Committee

This committee will initiate collaborative efforts to provide social events and activities. Some activities may include Bowling with Buddies and a Roller Skating Party. This is a great opportunity for parents who work and of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.


Spirit Wear Committee

This committee will coordinate options and ordering of the spirit wear with our online vendor, SchoolCrush. This is a great opportunity for parents who work and of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.


Staff Appreciation Luncheons

This committee prepares a couple of luncheons or breakfasts during the school year to offer appreciation for Academy faculty, staff and parish staff. The committee is responsible for invitations and decorations, food, setup and cleanup of each event. This is a great opportunity for all parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: TBD


Teacher Appreciation Week

This committee will coordinate various teacher appreciation activities or events during the National Teacher Appreciation Week / May 4-8, 2015.

Dates: May 4 -8, 2015


Uniform Resale

This committee collects gently used HFCA jumpers, pants, blouses, shirts, sweaters, spirit wear, etc. to resell. Committee responsibilities include inspecting and washing clothing items, marketing the sales dates, staffing the sales tables and keeping track of payments and inventory. This is a great opportunity for parents of students in K – 8th grade.

Dates: August 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, May 20, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Welcome Committee

Eager to find an opportunity to share with others how much you LOVE HFCA?!! We will find opportunities for you to share your positive stories with new families, whether by phone, email or in person. We have Open House opportunities throughout the year at which we would appreciate your support plus our annual luncheon which welcomes families new to the Academy and pairs them with an existing ‘sponsor’ family. The committee coordinates the hospitality and other information to help new families. This would be great for parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.

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