ST. MARY’S HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (“HSA”) INFORMATION GUIDE
Dear St. Mary’s Families,
Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 School Year from St. Mary’s Home School Association! St. Mary’s Home School Association (known as HSA) is an organization of St. Mary’s families and caregivers who come together to enrich the learning environment at St. Mary’s by providing financial support and fostering a sense of unity within our St. Mary’s Faith Community. The purpose of this HSA Information Guide is to provide an overview of HSA’s purpose, events and expectations. We also want to extend an invitation to each and every one of you to join us this year as we embark on the school year ahead. As you will see in the pages that follow, there are so many ways for you to get involved at St. Mary’s!
Each year HSA sponsors two major fundraisers, “Fall into Cash” cash raffle, the Sr. Shelia School Marathon, and the “Spring for Success” Auction that requires 100% participation of our school families. HSA also supports the Parish Picnic and Wine Pairing event which raises money for the Sister Shelia Scholarship Fund.
Participation in these fundraisers by every family is essential because HSA is directly responsible for raising 15% of the School’s operating budget. The success of these events has a direct impact on St. Mary’s School and our faith community. Without these fundraising efforts, tuition rates would rise significantly. More detail about each family’s responsibility toward fundraising is set out in this Guide. Contact Kristen Lewis, HSA President, with any questions or comments at HSA@stmaryschoolswormville.org.
Thank you for choosing St. Mary’s School and being a member of St. Mary’s Faith Community! Your presence makes St. Mary’s School a better and stronger community. We look forward to meeting each and every one of you during the year ahead.
St. Mary’s HSA