The JFK Home and School Association (HSA) is an affiliate of the Our Lady of Victory Parish Board of Education. It is an organization comprised of parents, school faculty and staff, parish priests, and the JFK school principal. The HSA committee includes four officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and requires at least four additional committee members to function well. All positions are voluntary. Meetings occur every other month and are open to all parents and family members of JFK and Guardian Angel Preschool students. Parent and staff participation and input at these meetings are vital to improving the quality of our events and activities offered. Childcare during meetings can be arranged if needed.
The Home and School Committee is hard at work, supporting students, the school, staff and families in a variety of ways via fundraising opportunities and events all throughout the school year. Volunteering for a committee position and/or at Home & School events provides a great way to show your support for the school, set examples for our children, and is a great way to meet other JFK/OLV families.
Suggestions are always welcomed! Please join the JFK Moms and Dads Facebook page and be sure to read the weekly Principal Posts for the most up-to-date information!
To contact Home and School, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does H.S.A. support the students/families?
- Used uniform sales at registration night
- Spirit Wear sales
- Unpack your backpack / back to school kick off treat
- Catholic Schools week celebration
- Awards a graduating 8th grader a scholarship attending Assumption the next fall
- Organizes and distributes a school directory
- Supports programs like DARE, 8th grade graduation and more!
How does H.S.A. support the teachers, staff, and school?
- Teacher allotments twice a year that assists with classroom supplies
- Luncheons or treats for back to school, Catholic Schools week and end-of year.
- Teacher Appreciation week celebration
- Staff service awards
- Have funded things like: school ground mulch, refinishing the gym, athletic fees and equipment, video / movie licensing fee and more!
Events, Activities and Fundraisers
Home and School events, activities, and fundraisers may vary from year to year. See the list below for our current fundraisers and examples of past fundraisers.
Year Round Fundraisers
JFK Spirit Wear is available for purchase at any time. Check out our Spirit Wear Store link here: JFK Spirit Wear Store
Amazon Smile Donation
Be sure to support H.S.A. by setting up Amazon Smile to donate to “OLV Church”. These proceeds do come back to our Association!
BOX TOP$ for Education
BOX TOP$ for Education labels can be found a variety of products and can be sent to school at any time. Box Tops have transitioned to a virtual platform. To participate, download the app, scan or send in your receipt and the donation goes back to H.S.A. Please visit www.boxtops4education.com for a list of participating products.
Approved uniform clothing is available for purchase through Lands’ End with a portion of the sales being returned to JFK. Call 1-800-469-2222 or place an order at www.landsend.com using our Preferred School Code: 9000-9789-0. Two approved logo options are available for embroidery.
Here are some things we’ve done in the past:
Fall Fest Night including Pumpkin Run
This carnival-type event is a JFK favorite with plenty of games, prizes, and food. The Pumpkin Run is a fun hall themed race on the parish/school grounds. There’s even been a “haunted house” to enjoy.
Skate Nights / Movie Nights
Enjoy a night out for Skate night. Movie nights may be offered throughout the year and are a hit around Christmas, so parents can shop kid-free!
QC Family Fun Events
Event nights have included fun at the Pumpkin patch or sledding down the hills at Snow Star!
JFK Family Nights at Local Restaurants
Home & School organizes fundraisers with restaurants that generously offer a percentage back from sales on a specified night. Past restaurant nights have included Chipotle, Panera, Portillos, and more!
Every spring, we collaborate with Janet’s Jungle to offer a wide variety of gorgeous plants for sale.