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


  • Thank you to all of our volunteers this past year!
HASA Contacts

2016-2017 HASA Board

President: Sheri Scheffler
Vice-President: Kathleen Kovach
Treasurer: Lisa Horvath
Secretary: Carisse Mittiga

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 summer for the upcoming school year. For 2017-18, 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 2017-2018 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

Year round Sign up to serve as a monitor during school recess. Frequency determined by you (one a week, once a month…).
Lunchroom Monitors

Year round Sign up to serve as a monitor during school lunch. Frequency determined by you.
Hot Lunch

Year round  Volunteer to serve food during one hot lunch per month or offer to buy supplies for one monthly hot lunch.
Teachers Goodies

Year round Sign up to buy or make teacher goodies that are placed in the teacher’s lounge each Tuesday.
Used Uniform Sale
August, January, June Volunteer to help sell uniforms during annual uniform sales.
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
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 28, 2017 Volunteer at the event to help with ticket sales, set-up and clean-up.
Spaghetti Supper
February 2, 2017 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

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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