What is Home & School?

The Home & School Association is an integral part of the success of St. Francis Xavier School. The Home & School Association provides assistance to the school in many areas and helps support it through fundraising efforts and volunteerism. The Home & School Association is a parent organization that takes pride in our school and in providing a helping hand to teachers, staff and administration. 


Home and School Committee Nominations 

We are looking for nominations for our Home and School Committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will be accepting nominations from now until May 5th.  Voting will take place in May.  We are looking for nominations for the positions of Co-President, Co-Vise President as well as Secretary.  Click to download the Nomination Form.  Please return completed form to Ms. Nancy over the next month.  There will also be paper copies in the lobby of the school. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to myself or any of the current officers if you have any questions on what being a part of the Home and School Association entails.  Thanks for your support!

Officers

President: Stacey Zierak 
zieraks@comcast.net
The President oversees the organization, leads its meeting and coordinates the numerous fundraising activities. Serves as public relations and promotions liaison for the organization.


Vice President: Jami Daigle mrandmrsd77@yahoo.com
The Vice President assists the president with meetings, and organizes and participates in many of our events; also serves as public relations and promotions liaison for the organization.


S
ecretary: Christina Gould sfx.hs.secretary@gmail.com
The Secretary records organization activities, meetings, and supplies the school with the weekly H&S newsletter.



Treasurer: Sue Lajuenesse lajeunessefamily@comcast.net 
The Treasurer keeps accurate accounts of the organization’s finances. Supplies both the Principal and School Board with monthly statements and reviews.


Family Service Hours

Post Volunteer Hours

As a small school community, St. Francis Xavier relies on parent volunteers in many ways.  Accompanied by the devotion of our wonderful teachers and staff, parents are a much needed resource both in and out of the classroom.  St. Francis strives to keep tuition affordable. To this end, each family is required to provide a minimum of 15 hours of service to the school per year.

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for parents to become involved and support their students and the school. From large community events such as the craft fair and Calcutta, to more daily happenings like book fairs, field trips, and lunchroom help.  As parents ourselves, we understand the demands of daily life, and we welcome and appreciate any amount of time each family can give to the school, big or small.  Every hour adds up, and the results can be amazing.  Not only is volunteering a great way to help our students and the school, but it's also a great opportunity to meet new people.  Many life long friendships have developed at St. Francis and they all started from volunteering at school.

Keeping track of volunteer hours becomes and important resource when planning events, letting us know just how many "man hours" and helping hands are need to accomplish our goals.  We've developed an online log, We ask that volunteers log all their hours by clicking the link below.

Community Support

Helping Hands: We all need a helping hand now and then.  Please consider joining this group of volunteers who provide a home-cooked meal or a ride when someone in our school community experiences a death or exciting (but exhausting) birth. 

Dorothy Day Fund: As we know, things don’t always go as planned.  Sometimes, due to unforeseen events, there are competing demands on our limited resources that we need a little something to tide us over.  The Dorothy Day Fund is a small fund established a couple years ago by the Home and School Association to help families meet some financial obligations. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Scholarship: This scholarship is in honor of the many volunteers who help St. Francis Xavier School every day. It is our hope that their efforts are mirrored in our children. The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Scholarship will be awarded two students, one Pre-K through 2nd and one 3rd through 7th, who have demonstrated helpfulness throughout the school year. Each scholarship is $200 towards next year's tuition to SFX.

School Events

Opening Day BBQ: There’s no better way to start off another great school year than with a lunch time barbecue.  Join the Home and School Association chefs for fresh-off-the-grill hamburgers and hot dogs.  Parents – you are welcome to join us and… no need to pack a lunch on day one!

Halloween Party: Calling all goblins and ghouls.  Come join the committee for this spooktacular event.  Students and parents enjoy dressing up for the costumes contest, participating in the pumpkin carving contest and playing fun games.  To make this party successful we need volunteers to help plan the event and chaperon the party. 

Bowl-A-Thon: Every year we reward our students with a half-day trip to Spare Time for some bowling, a costume contest, dancing and trivia.  It's a fun way to come together as a community.  A great time is had by all.

Daddy Daughter Dance: Ties and Tiaras 

Teacher Appreciation Week: We are blessed to have wonderful and dedicated teachers educating our children.  This is the week to acknowledge their hard work and sacrifice.  Each day has a different theme – dessert day, luncheon, breakfast, books given to our library in their honor, to name a few.

Yearbook: Thanks to the incredibly talented Becky Wetzel and Stacey Zierak, Saint Francis Xavier School has one of the best yearbooks around.  Please consider helping out by taking pictures of different events or by selling sponsor pages to keep the production costs low. 

Fun Day: We finish the school year off with a bang!  Students are divided into multi-age teams and rotate through fun and creative stations brought to you by Mr. Elderton.  This event also features a BBQ and home made desserts from parent volunteers.

Fundraising

Calcutta: Enjoy a night out with fellow parents and friends.  This fun-filled event raises over $10,000.  It features a traditional Calcutta with the grand prize winner taking home $1,500!  There are also great silent auction, live auction and class projects on which to bid. 

Craft Fair: November 19, 2016 from 9am - 4pm.
At this time there are no spaces left in the gym, the first classroom and the cafeteria.  The other spots are filling up fast.


If you sell non-handcrafted items, please use this online signup form.

This great community event features wonderful crafts, a huge raffle table and a bake sale full of homemade pies and other baked goods.  This fundraiser generates over $8,000 for the Home and School Association but can’t be done without help.  We have lots of volunteering opportunities to choose from.  You can work just a couple of hours or all day.  Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Box Top Competition: Once again this year, we will be participating in the Box Tops for Education program. My name is Sue Lajeunesse and I’m the Program Coordinator for SFX.

Box Tops for Education is a great way to support our wonderful school and the programs and events provided for our kids. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ cash for the school, and that can quickly add up.  Last year’s collections brought in more than $1,000, which helped fund a new milk cooler in the lunchroom.

So how can you help? Just look for Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. It’s quick and easy, and they can be found on hundreds of products that you probably already use. I've included with this letter a list of participating products, or you can visit the website at www.btfe.com for more information.

Kids love to get involved, and are excellent Box Top seekers. So put them to the task and see what they can collect! Our first Box Top class competition will run from October 3rd through October 20th, so bring in those Tops that you’ve hopefully been collecting all summer. Place them in a bag or envelope, and be sure to label with your child’s grade.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Sue Lajeunesse, at lajeunessefamily@comcast.net. I hope you’ll help make this program a huge success for SFX this year. Thank you.

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  • Box Tops do expire – don’t delay!
  • Clip carefully – the expiration date must be legible.

SFX Stampede 5K and Children's Fun Run:
 

Scholastic Book Fair: The Home and School Association hosts a week-long Scholastic Book Fair each school year. We rely heavily on volunteers to ensure that the book fair is a success. Volunteering consists of helping setup/breakdown and cashing out customers. The book fair is open during the school day and one afternoon per week so parents can shop too. The money raised from the Scholastic Book Fair is converted into "Scholastic Dollars" and used to purchase needed equipment for our library and classrooms.