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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451

HASA Contacts

2016-2017 HASA Board

President: Kara Kane
Vice-President: Sheri Scheffler
Treasurer: Kim Leep
Secretary: Kris Boepple

Committee Chairs

2016-17 Chairs

Room Parents

2016-17 Room Parents

CBSC Class Ambassadors

2016-17 Ambassadors

Home and School Association (HASA)

Click here to view current volunteer opportunities!

The Saint Joseph Home and School Association (HASA) is organized for the purpose of supporting the education of children at Saint Joseph Grade School by fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers. HASA does this through:

• Providing student services and benefits
• Teacher appreciation events and activities
• Community building events
• Fundraisers

Membership in HASA includes all school parents and faculty. Saint Joseph is a vibrant environment that thrives because of the stewardship provided from its school families and through parent involvement. All Saint Joseph Grade School parents are expected to take part in some volunteer activity on behalf of the school. There are many ways each parent can participate: HASA has over 30 committees and events that need parent support – some are one-time events, some are ongoing – thus making it possible for families with varied schedules to contribute.

Please refer to this website for information regarding HASA news and volunteer opportunities. Each spring we ask parents to consider volunteering for the HASA Board and Committee Chair positions. The role of the HASA Board (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) is to coordinate all of the programs sponsored by the Home and School Association. Board members are asked to serve a two-year term.

HASA Committees

Please view this linked list of committee descriptions to determine the best way you can contribute your time and talent. Sign-ups for committees will be available on the HASA website (see grid below) throughout the year as each event approaches. We use the online tool SignupGenius to manage HASA events. While you don’t need an account to signup, we recommend you do login so that you can edit or swap your sign-ups if need be.

HASA Committee Chair Opportunities

Committee chairs are filled each spring for the upcoming school year. For 2016-17, we have several committees turning over, and are in need of new chairs. The majority of the work of a chair is done behind the scenes organizing the event and coordinating volunteers via SignupGenius and email. Most committees culminate in a one-time event. 

Committee Chair Volunteer Sign-up for 2016-2017 School Year

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact HASA at

Volunteer Opportunities
Committee/Project Time of Year/Frequency Volunteer Opportunities
Playground Monitors
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Year round Sign up to serve as a monitor during school recess. Frequency determined by you (one a week, once a month…).
Lunchroom Monitors
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Year round Sign up to serve as a monitor during school lunch. Frequency determined by you.
Hot Lunch
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Year round  Volunteer to serve food during one hot lunch per month or offer to buy supplies for one monthly hot lunch.
Teachers Goodies
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Year round Sign up to buy or make teacher goodies that are placed in the teacher’s lounge each Tuesday.
Book Fair
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November 28-December 2, 2016 Volunteers ring up student book sales at end of school day and directly after school.
Class Ambassador

Year round – multiple events Serve as the liaison for community building activities for your child's grade, planning a limited number of simple, inclusive, out-of-school events for children and families.
Community Building Steering Committee
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Year round New HASA committee focusing on building and strengthening the bonds among our students, faculty, and families through:
a) implementing community building initiatives with existing HASA committees
b)  supporting school wide teacher appreciation activities
Used Uniform Sale

August, January, June Volunteer to help sell uniforms during annual uniform sales.
School Picture Day

September 16, 2016 Walk students to get pictures taken on picture day.
Vision and Hearing Screening

August 25 & 26, 2016 Volunteers will lead a station and assist in screening the students, directed by the Diocese's school nurse.
Teacher Conference Goody Bags November 21 & 22, 2016 Sign-up to prepare treats for teacher survival goody bags to be delivered during parent/teacher conferences.
Saint Nicholas Day December 5, 2016 Purchase treats for students.
Teacher Christmas Breakfast December 21, 2016 Sign up to bring breakfast foods for teachers during their annual holiday party.
Confirmation Reception

October 13, 2016 Set up table, punch, and cookies for reception.
Box Tops for Education

Collect box tops twice a year - turn in by October 21, and in spring Help count and process box tops brought in by students to raise money for school.
Burger King Coupons One time distribution in January/February Assist with the distribution of fundraising coupon books to students. Collection is once per school year usually in January/February.
Catholic Schools Week Open House
Chair Needed!
January 29, 2017 Occurs end of January or early February. Work with teacher liaison to secure student tour guides and coordinate volunteers to bring snacks for event reception.
Trivia Night January/February Volunteer at the event to help with ticket sales, set-up and clean-up.
Classroom Cleanup January Assist in an all school clean-up day. First clean-up day is prior to first day of school in August and second is before Catholic Schools Week open house typically the end of January. Family friendly event where the whole family can participate.
Spaghetti Supper February Volunteer to assist with supper prep, as a server during the event or at clean-up.
Spelling Bee February Assist with spelling bee and help with judging/word pronunciation.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Last day of school Coordinate volunteers for annual end of year teacher luncheon.
Read Across America March Help identify and invite “celebrity” readers to come in March to read to every classroom at Saint Joseph.
Fine Arts exhibit/Talent Show
Chair Needed!
May Help with spring student art show exhibit.
8th Grade Graduation Breakfast May Chair coordinates 7th grade parent volunteers to bring food for the morning of 8th grade graduation. Volunteers needed to bring breakfast food.
Field Day

June Opportunities to help with field day activities at event in June. Other opportunities to assist with securing sponsors for t-shirts.
Room Parent  Year Round Serve as room parent for your child’s classroom. Duties include coordinating volunteers to either bring food to parties or serve at events as well as manage any all-class teacher gifts. Also will help send class level communications on behalf of HASA and Class Ambassador. Room parent volunteers will be secured during Back to School Night - please volunteer directly with your child’s classroom teacher.


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