The Home and School Association provides opportunity to become more involved in our school community. Faithful Shepherd has a rich and inviting community of parents and families, teachers, administration, and parishes. Our goal is to not only support the extras that are so often displaced at other schools, such as art programs, junior achievement, the library, sports, music and other extracurricular activities, but also to strive to bring the community together at events that are fun for the kids and that bring our Faithful Shepherd family closer together. Please consider joining us and supporting our efforts to strengthen and promote the one of greatest things FSCS offers – our excellent community of families!
Members of the Home and School Association are any parents or guardians of children attending Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. Please feel free to contact any of the HSA board members for more information or to volunteer!
The Home and School Association meets at least once a school year. The meeting for the school year is in September at Parent Back to School Night. This includes an overview of the Home and School calendar for the year. The HSA Board meets monthly.
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.
Classroom representatives help with recruitment and coordination of classroom volunteers, and serve as a communication focal point for the parents within each class. They are the liaison for holiday parties, field trip volunteers, class-specific clerical help, teacher thank-you group gifts, grade-level projects or responsibilities, and serve as a conduit to families for extra-curricular information that needs to be disseminated to parents. All classroom volunteers, including Class Reps, must have VIRTUS training from the Archdiocese before they volunteer with the children.
This is a one-year commitment. We are looking for one parent per classroom And generally operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Tonya Brost, (firstname.lastname@example.org) HSA Enrichment Coordinator, if you have any questions.
STEM Lab/Media Center
HSA made a $10,000 contribution to get the STEM lab and Media Center going.
Smart Boards: $3,000+
HSA recently purchased 2 smartboards for an upgrade to the second grade classrooms. Other smart boards have been purchased in previous years by HSA.
Alternative Seating for classrooms:$5,000
HSA purchased wobble chairs and stand-up desks for classrooms.
Water Drinking/Bottle filling Stations:$7,984
HSA purchased 5 water drinking stations that provide filtered,cold water for the FS students.
Stem lab Items: $1,000
HSA donated several items to kick start the STEM Program at FS. “Each of the classrooms are regularly using those STEM supplies to keep kids engaged and busy.”-Sarah Meier, FS K-5 Technology specialist
Rock Climbing Wall: $11,000
HSA outfitted the FS gym with a large rock climbing wall for all Ages to enjoy.
Science Museum Residency:$2,200/year
These courses allow for someone from the science museum to come to FS, giving the kids a hands on learning experience right in the classroom.
Library Substitute :$2,700
HSA paid the hourly rate for a Library Substitute
HSA gave the lounge a total redo with fresh paint, a new larger refrigerator, new microwaves, a functioning coffee station and lots of elements to add warmth and organization.
HSA stocks the lounge with coffee pods and other treats throughout the year
HSA has been able to purchase and donate the following materials to enrich the learning environment at FS:
Books to classrooms
Books for the library
Text books for classrooms
A microscope and slides for MS Science Class
Classroom supplies (paper, paints,chalkboards,
Sewing Machine for Art Class
Temperature Probes for MS Science Class
Ukuleles for Music Class
Thousands of dollars in Teacher requests
Art Adventure Program(partnership with the MIA)
Science Museum Residency(partnership with the Science Musuem)
Junior Achievement(economic and financial concepts)
NET retreat for all MS students
To help boost the morale and show our support for the teachers and staff-HSA
Distributed back to school care packages
Catered several lunches
Dropped off sunshine boxes to all teachers
Snack attacked the staff/teacher lounge
Planned and executed special events and
Items for Teacher/staff appreciation week.
Supported Parents in prayer weekly
Given out prayer blankets/shawls
Given support and made financial contributions to FS families in their times of need.
Hosted Kahnversations (speaker)
Screenagers (viewing and discussion follow-up)
HSA has sponsored/provided
Bussing to Masses, and MIA field trip
Be The Nice Kid (Interactive speaker)
Donut Man (Speaker)
STEM field trips
Receptions for Kindergarten Masses, First Communion Mass, Grandparents Day Mass,8th Grade Graduation
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social
End of year picnic lunches