Home & School Association

The Home and School Association (HSA) works with the pastor, principal, administration and faculty to lead and organize events that promote school community and raise funds for special projects.

Primary HSA Goals:

  • Lead and organize events that promote school culture and community such as Arts Festival, parent-child events, Bingo, Homecoming, and the school spirit store.
  • Lead and organize events that raise funds for school projects. Fundraising efforts include, but are not limited to, the annual Cardinal 5K Race, "Dine Out" nights, the grocery enrollment program, Book Fair, school supplies, used uniforms, hot lunch, and the biennial ShamRock-n-Roll. 
  • Promote communication and cohesiveness of effort through a nursery school liaison and volunteer groups such as room parents.
  • Fund ongoing efforts for faculty appreciation through monthly meals, wish-list fulfillment, as well as Christmas and end-of-year bonuses.
  •  Work in collaboration with the School Advisory Board and Athletic Association to stream-line community and school efforts and maintain open communication. 

The Home and School Association is administered by an Executive Committee which is composed of the Principal, Pastor, a Faculty Representative, School Advisory Board President, Association President, Vice President, Former President, Treasurer and Secretary.  The HSA also includes Committee Chairpersons who organize and staff events and projects throughout the year.

Primary Member Goals and Obligations:

  • Association members act as stewards called to support the vision and mission of the school and who articulate the mission in words and actions. 
  • Members are expected to attend appropriate monthly meetings. HSA meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Faculty Room.
  • Committee Chairs are asked to communicate with the Executive Board and other Committee Chairs regarding their event.  Updates include community outreach efforts, volunteer needs, financial needs and status, and post-event report.  Committee chairs coordinate volunteers for their event. 

Executive Committee

The Principal, Vice Principal, Pastor, and School Advisory Board President are invited executive committee members.  Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Faculty Representative Executive are chosen by the Pastor and the Principal through an application process; Treasurer, Secretary and Faculty Representative are asked for a two year commitment to serve in their role.  A three-year commitment is asked for the Vice President, President, and Past President with the officer serving one year in each position.  Executive members may serve longer than one term but should reapply for the position after their term is complete so that all interested applicants can be considered. 

Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs have a one-event or one-year obligation, but may continue longer. Chairs are expected to help find a replacement(s) when ready to step-down.  If unable to find a replacement, they will contact the HSA volunteer coordinator and the position will be posted to the community. Anyone interested to serve as a Committee Chair, please contact the current chair or the HSA volunteer coordinator.

Each year's slate of officer's and list of committee members may be located in the Holy Redeemer Catholic School Directory, which is distributed every September. The HSA President is available for questions at open forums such as Back to School Night, Principal Coffees, and the State of the School address.  Questions or concerns can always be sent via personal email communications

Are you unable to hold an HSA office but still want to help?  WE NEED YOU!!

The Home & School Association looks to our wonderful parents each year to help reach our program goals. It is not required to be a member of the HSA to help. Each program, project and events needs additional parent volunteers.  Often there are ways to volunteer from home or work.  Each year we are amazed by the amount of time and talent the Holy Redeemer community gives to ensure that Holy Redeemer Catholic School is the best it can be, thank you in advance for your help.

The Home and School Association publishes a phone directory annually which contains class lists, addresses, and phone numbers for Holy Redeemer students, K–8, as well as participants in the Religious Education Program (by grade level) and the HR Nursery School. An index in the front of the book lists family names and phone numbers in alphabetical order. The directory is distributed during the first quarter for a small fee. A notice is sent home in September asking for sponsors. A Sponser will receive a free directory. Ads are also sold to defray the publishing costs.

HSA meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Faculty Room. These Meetings are for Board Members Only.

What makes Holy Redeemer Catholic School so special? THE PARENTS!!

The Home & School Association looks to our wonderful parents each year to help raise much needed funds for our school. Every year we are amazed by the amount of time and talent the Holy Redeemer community gives to ensure that Holy Redeemer Catholic School is the best it can be.
Please open the link below and sign up to help, in whatever capacity you can, on the many volunteer opportunities this school year. A brief description of each committee looking for help is below; http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4daaa72d6-home

BINGO – Family bingo with prizes for the kids. Help with food sales, setup, cleanup, bingo caller. First Bingo is September 11th!

BOOK FAIR – Great opportunity to raise funds for the school and build our library! Help needed with setup, cleanup and sales. October 16th-22nd

CARDINAL 5K – Head a subcommittee, help the day of the race, work on advertisement or sponsorships. Race day is November 14th

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE – Fun evening for our special young ladies to dance and enjoy time with their favorite guy. Help needed with setup, decorating, and food. February 6th

HOMECOMING – Wonderful evening of flag football, games for the kids, and food. Need help with games, serving food, setup and cleanup. October 16th

HOT LUNCH – Help serve lunch on Tuesdays (11:15) and Thursdays (11:40), only scheduled for 2-3 times per semester. Welcome to bring your younger children with you!

SHAMROCK N ROLL – A fun, adult only evening to celebrate our wonderful school community. Help needed with setup, registration, and decorating. Saturday, March 19th

TEACHER APPRECIATION – Help thank our very special teachers every month! Help needed to provide breakfast (just sign up for 1 month or more if you would like). Special treats given throughout the year.
 

COMMITTEE CHAIR
Arts Festival Ann Turgeon
Bingo

Natasha Garayta/Bridget Frye

Book Fair Shirley Domenech, Kate Nolan
Cardinal 5K Vacant
Faculty Appreciation Karen Graham, Carmelina Evans, Catherine Albornoz
Father Daughter Dance Wendi Walsh, Tina Marmor
Fundraising

Jeanette McHale

Homecoming Lisa Schaefer, Jennifer Mitchell
Hot Lunch Kathleen Bruno, Lisa Schaefer, Kate Morin, Megan Meringolo
Mother Son Event Eileen Mood, Kelly Hastings
Nursery School Liaison Jen Farkas, Meghan Davis
Room Parents Caren Garayta
School Advisory Chair Meghan Ellis
School Supplies Judy Trigiani, Chen Kane
Shamrock'n Roll Katie May, Tina Marmor
Technology Alan Vouk  
Trivia Night Katie Breslin, Erin Weltler
Used Uniforms Hilda Gil