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. Meetings occur every other month and are open to all parents and family members of JFK and Guardian Angel Preschool students. Parent participation and input at these meetings are key to improving the quality of our events and activities offered to students. Childcare is available during these meetings.
Events and activities sponsored by the Home & School Association are listed below. Home & School also organizes and provides teacher allotments in the Fall and Spring to help with supplies for their classrooms, a teacher and staff school year kickoff breakfast, a teacher and staff appreciation luncheon during Catholic Schools Week, a teacher and staff appreciation dinner in May, staff service recognition awards, and a scholarship award to a graduating JFK student attending Assumption. Home & School also organizes and sells a directory of student and parent contact information.
Volunteering at Home & School events provides a great way to show your support for the school, set examples for our children, and meet other JFK/OLV families. Please feel free to contact a board member if you have any questions/ideas or would like to help in any way.
How are Home & School Funds Used?
Home & School has used funds raised to support JFK teachers and students in the following ways:
- purchase instructional materials
- fund class field trips
- host community events
Tuition Assistance Dinner/Spaghetti Supper
This event follows a Saturday evening All School & Family Mass on the Saturday before Catholic Schools Week. The dinner is held in conjunction with a school Open House and Book Fair. All proceeds from the meal go to the parish for those needing tuition assistance.
Family Fun Night
This carnival event is a JFK favorite with plenty of games, prizes, and food. At each game, students earn points to be redeemed for larger prizes, receive small prizes on their punch cards, or both.
The Pumpkin Run combines Fall-themed carnival activities with races on the parish/school grounds. There’s even a “haunted house” to enjoy.
Bring the whole family and enjoy skating at Eldridge Skate Park. You can bring your own skates or rent them there.
Home & School attempts to offer opportunities for movie nights during the school year, as time permits. Sometimes, movies are shown indoors with a drop-off option for parents, and, other times, movies are shown outdoors for the entire family. Please watch the Principal’s Post and other announcements for more information!
Staff Appreciation Events
Each year Home and School hosts the teachers and staff for a Back to School breakfast, a luncheon during Catholic Schools Week, and an appreciation dinner in May.
JFK Spirit Wear is available for purchase at different times and events throughout the school year. Please contact the Spirit Wear coordinator, Molly Ryan (349-8810, firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions or if you are interested in purchasing items.
JFK Family Nights at Local Restaurants
Home & School organizes fundraisers with restaurants that generously offer a percentage (typically 10%) of the sales by JFK families on selected nights. Recent events were held at Chuck E Cheese, Happy Joe’s, Chipotle, and Incredible Pizza. Please watch the Principal’s Post and other announcements for more information!
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. Each label is worth 10 cents, which are taillied twice a year, and the money earned is returned to our school. JKF has earned nearly $1,700 or more in several recent years. from BOX TOP$ for Education! 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.