home and school association
Back to School Picnic
Sponsored by the Wauwatosa Catholic Home and School Association
All Wauwatosa Catholic School families (new, prospective and existing), teachers/staff, and St. Bernard and St. Pius X parish members
Monday, August 20, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Please RSVP by
Wednesday, August 15th
to ensure that we have enough supplies/food for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you!
What is the Home and School Association?
The Wauwatosa Catholic Home and School Association (H&SA or HSA) is comprised of parent volunteers, teachers and staff who work together to enrich the educational experience and build a sense of community at Wauwatosa Catholic School (WCS). The H&SA connects families (home) to WCS (school) by providing a platform for parents to participate in and have a voice about their children's educational experience. Everyone (children welcome also) is welcome to attend meetings. The H&SA usually meets from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm once a month throughout the school year, but always check the school calendar for dates, times and locations.
Like a parent-teacher organization (PTA/PTO) at public schools, the H&SA plans and organizes special activity days for students (ie High Interest Day), family nights (ie Family Reading Night and Family Fun Event), social events (ie Spaghetti Dinner), assemblies, programs, guest speakers, provides classroom support, supplies to teachers and staff and much, much more. To learn more about how we operate you can read our bylaws. Most of the programs sponsored by the H&SA are funded via passive fundraising (ie Box Tops for Education, Amazon Smile, Schoola, Shoparoo, and more). We strongly encourage all families, relatives, grandparents, teachers and staff, parish members, babysitters, and neighbors to support these easy and fun programs.
For the latest, be sure to check out the H&SA bulletin board outside of the school office, read the weekly News You Can Use and check out the school website. If you have any questions please email the H&SA Chair or any other member of the H&SA. Thank you for supporting WCS!
How can parents get involved?
All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to become involved in and support the H&SA. Meetings are usually held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the second Wednesday of every other month during the school year (please check school calendar for more information). All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend as their schedules allow. There are no dues to pay. All parents are automatic members of the H&SA. We welcome ideas, questions and suggestions. We look forward to seeing you soon!
What Events Does the H&SA Organize?
The H&SA organizes and/or sponosrs several events throughout the school year, including, but not limited to:
- Back to School Picnic (held in August before school starts)
- Family Reading Night (evening event for families - usually held in November)
- Spaghetti Dinner (evening event for families, friends and parish community - usually held in February)
- High Interest Day (school-day event for children - held in May)
- Family Fun Night (held in spring)
- VIP Day
- Teacher Appreciation Week (week long event to honor teachers and staff - usually held in may)
- Restaurant Fundraisers (monthly events for families, teachers, friends and parish community) proceeds benefit the IB Fund.
- School Team for the Soles for Catholic Education Walk (community event in October)
- BoxTops for Education or other passive fundraisers
2018-2019 Executive Committee
Christina Ramsey, Chair
Agendas & Minutes
Please login to the Parent Portal to view minutes and agends.