This is a comprehensive listing of all HSA sponsored activities at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. Success of these activities relies solely on our volunteers.
Becoming a volunteer is an easy and rewarding way to become familiar with your child’s school and its educational program. Parent volunteers send the message to their child that they care – about them and about their school.
To learn more about each of the HSA sponsored events, programs, and fundraisers click on the links below. To learn more about Chairperson opportunities or to volunteer for ANY event or program contact the FSCS HSA Board.
Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
Moms’ Night Out
$50/Attendee – November 22nd, 7-10pm, at FSCS Media Center/Maker Space
Join FSCS moms at the annual Moms’ Night Out! There will be drinks by The Tiny Tap champagne truck, mood boosting ice cream from Moody’s, small bites for food, tables to browse of goods from fellow moms, and do not forget music and dancing too! Be one of the first to purchase your tickets through StarPay and be entered to win a limo ride for you and your friends! Tickets can be purchase via StarPay for $50 or $55 at the door the night of the event. If you are in need of a babysitter, HSA will setup a Middle School babysitter for you! Come relax and enjoy the company of your fellow moms!
All Events & Fundraisers
- New Family Orientation and Expo
Each summer, the Home and School Association hosts an Ice Cream Social for the incoming new families. This is a wonderful event for new FSCS families to gather together and for students to meet their fellow classmates! Volunteers are needed to help plan and organize the event.
It is the goal of HSA to help promote school spirit and attendance at many co-curricular activities. In order to do this, concessions will be sold for one game of each sport and other co-curricular activities as identified. Volunteers are needed to make popcorn, sell candy, etc.
- Grandparent’s Day
This is a special celebration for 5th grade students and their grandparents or special friends. A group of non-fifth grade parents are needed to work with the teachers and staff to plan this memorable event.
- Scholastic Book Fair
The purpose of the book fair is to sell books as a fundraiser for the school library. For more information, click here.
- Catholic Schools Week
This is an annual celebration of our faith-filled educational opportunities at Faithful Shepherd. Volunteers are needed from each parish to plan and participate in the celebration of Catholic Schools Week at the parishes.
- Teacher Appreciation Day
This committee coordinates a celebration for our dedicated teachers and administrative staff complete with a Mass, gifts, and lunch in the Media Center loft.
- Pizza/Bingo Night
This fun family event requires a group of volunteers to transform the gym into a large Bingo arena, complete with Pizza, Bingo game supplies, popcorn, treats and prizes galore!
- First Communion Celebration
In honor of the 2nd graders that have made their First Communion, the 3rd grade parents provide a reception after their special Mass. Volunteers are needed to plan and host the reception (3rd grade parents).
After the 8th grade graduation ceremony at one of the parishes we provide a reception of cookies, juice, and coffee. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve at the reception.
- Culver’s Night
Join us at Culver’s on select days and let them know your with Faithful Shepherd. A portion of the night’s proceeds go back to the school.
- Art Adventure
This is an enrichment program for grades K-5, brought to us by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). It brings volunteers into the classroom, working with teachers to provide art education to the students. All Art Adventure volunteers are trained at the MIA on the pieces in that year’s themed group. The pieces are shown to the class during 4-5 sessions in November.
- Box Tops for Education/Campbell Soup Labels/Kemps Milk Caps
The school collects Campbell soup labels, General Mills box tops and Kemps milk caps as a fundraiser to purchase items for the school. Volunteers are needed to collect the labels, box tops, and milk caps from the school and the three sponsoring parishes and prepare them for shipment to the company. This is a task that does not need to be done at the school.
- Classroom Representatives
Representatives help with recruitment and coordination of classroom volunteers. They are the classroom liaison for holiday parties, field trip volunteers, and any other grade-level projects or responsibilities. This is a one year commitment.
- Copy Center
A centralized copy center handles the clerical need for all teachers. This includes copying, cutting and binding. Centralizing the clerical duties makes more productive use of and is more respectful of volunteers’ time. You can work as many or as few hours as your schedule permits.
- Green Thumb Club/Mary Garden
Periodically throughout the year assistance is needed with weeding planting and maintaining the garden at the front of the school. A great opportunity for those with a green thumb.
- Helping Hands
This committee was created to help Faithful Shepherd families in times of need. (i.e., illness, death, job-loss etc.) This committee will reach out to families by assisting them with running errands, meeting childcare needs, preparing meals, helping with transportation to and from school, and anything else that would be helpful.
- Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) educates young people to value free enterprise, business and economics. The program brings volunteers into the classroom, working with the teachers, to present basic economic and business concepts through a well organized course. All JA volunteers attend an orientation session and provide 5-8 lessons during the school year.
Dr. Steve Kahn is a Twin Cities psychologist who provides counseling, assessment services, and presentations on parenting to school, business, and church groups. “Kahnversations” are presentations given by Dr. Kahn at FSCS throughout the school year on a variety of parenting topics. Look for upcoming dates in the weekly school newsletter or online in the HSA Upcoming Events page.
- Parents in Prayer & Prayer Chain
Parents In Prayer is a group of parents that get together to pray for the needs and concerns of the students, staff, and school environment at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. Parents in Prayer meets weekly in the Chapel and also finances the tabernacle candles and other Chapel needs.The Prayer Chain is about the power of prayer and is comprised of FSCS parents and friends who offer prayers for special intentions. The commitment is flexible – based on the needs of families and is a wonderful way to get involved and touch people’s lives in a direct way. You don’t have to volunteer during the day and it doesn’t require any meetings. All communication is handled through email.
- New Family Welcome Committee
Welcome new families to FSCS and make them feel comfortable (answer questions, provide additional information, etc.) – be a ‘buddy’ to help them navigate their way; and secondly help make the children feel comfortable by introducing them to a few classmates before school starts.
- Teacher Conference Meals
Looking for a great way to meet the faculty? Consider helping with conference meals. Twice a school year the FSCS teacher/staff are school bound with conferences and the HSA brings a meal to the teachers. As a volunteer you have a chance to help set-up/prepare and or serve the faculty—a great way to meet the faculty in a social setting.