The goal of the Family School Association (FSA) is to foster a sense of community between the parents, students and faculty of St. John Fisher School. We are a service organization that provides opportunities to better know one another and enjoy our school experience. The FSA sponsors many events throughout the year.
Get involved in FSA this year! The association’s structure works best with team of committees and we need leadership to get those teams up and running every year. Whether you would like to get involved in a small role (such as helping at one event, volunteering for a monthly activity…) or would like to use your talents to coordinate an entire event, we really need your help!
Gilhooley's Restaurant Night
Our friends from Gilhooley’s who manage our lunch program are offering two restaurant nights next week (November 20th and 21st) so that you can sample some of the selections offered on the menu or other entrees popular at the restaurant. Both dine in and carry out options are available and 20% of the cost of your order will be donated to the FSA at SJF. Click here for details. This is a great chance for a night out or a no cooking necessary take out. You can check the menu on the Gilhooley’s webpage. If you plan a take-out meal, we strongly advise calling in the order.
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Other Ways to get involved with the FSA!
1. Back to School Coffee (August)
Welcome back to school! Drop off the kids, dry your tears and come have a cup of coffee in Kane Hall. Volunteers are needed to help set up, get coffee and treats, and clean up.
2. The Back to School Skating Party (August, first week of school)
Always the first Thursday of the school year from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The parking lot is cleared of cars and the kids bring roller skates, blades or scooters to take some spins around the lot. There is a DJ, and this is a fun way to get back into the swing of the school year! Glow sticks and water are sold by the FSA. We need parent volunteers on the night of the event to sell drinks, glow sticks, and monitor.
3. Fisherfest Kids’ Area (On Washtenaw) (Fisherfest Weekend)
Come help run a game or monitor some entertainment at Fisherfest! A welcome relief for families with little kids that are not yet big enough for all of the rides yet at Fisherfest.
4. Teacher Breakfast (monthly dates TBD)
Show your appreciation for your SJF Teachers. Each month, room parents from a particular grade band together to bring breakfast treats to school. We need a coordinator to make sure the room parents have a guideline for when to recruit items and help for the breakfast, and to coordinate clean up.
5. Christmas Crafts (December) 12 tables of crafting bliss! Usually on the first Thursday of December, kids are invited to Kane Hall to make a variety of crafts. Admission is $6 and includes a cookie, popcorn and a drink. Help is needed to supervise each craft table.
6. Room Parents –
The FSA sends out a request for Room Parent volunteers in May and again in August. A parent is assigned to each classroom to assist the teacher in whatever they may need. Volunteers will organize a monetary gift collection, teacher breakfast volunteers, and will assist with other classroom activities if the teacher asks. It’s a great way to get to know the other students and families in your child’s class.
7. Special Lunch – (monthly, 1st Wed)
Special lunch is held on the first Wednesday of each month (except September and June). Order forms are sent home with students in September and December. Students order food from an outside restaurant for these days. Parents are invited to come to Kane Hall between 10:00 and 12:00 to help. (Younger children may come to help as well).
8. Boutique Night (Date TBD – December)
This event is held in conjunction with the Women’s Club Christmas Dinner. There will be drinks, snacks and shopping, just in time for Christmas. A super fun evening to enjoy with friends, old and new!
9. Mother/Son Bingo (January)
Usually held in January or February, this is a really fun time for Moms and their “dates”. Rounds and rounds of Bingo, soda and snacks, raffles and great company.
Volunteers are always needed for set up/clean up.
10. Father/Daughter Dance (February)
What more to say, you know it's super cute! Always in February, the dance is super fun - DJ, photographer, candy...volunteers are needed to help!
11. Book Fair (Spring)
Every year SJF hosts a Scholastic Book Fair that the students love! The fair raises money for the library and on one evening during the week, volunteers host a 'family night' that is really fun. We need volunteers to help set up, take down, and work selling books and assisting shoppers at the fair.
12. Easter Bunny Breakfast (March)
Games, treats, crafts and a picture with you know who! We need volunteers to help set up, take down, and help with the crafts and games at this event
Other Activities/On-Going Events That the FSA Helps Coordinate.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – The FSA offers a really nice box of school supplies from STAPLES. The kits are available for purchase at the end of the school year for the following year.
YEARBOOK – All parents are invited to send in pictures to be put in the yearbook.
UNIFORM EXCHANGE – (Quarterly) (Debbie Giglio- firstname.lastname@example.org) You may donate uniforms you are no longer using to the exchange, or pick one up for current use. Monthly sales will be announced via school emails. Look for Confirmation and Graduation gowns here as well. Please donate.
BOX TOPS - The school collects “box tops for education” from packages throughout the year. Each top is worth 10 cents for SJF.
MAGAZINE SALES DRIVE - The school receives 40% of all online magazine sales. This amount will also be deducted from our SJF Mandatory Fundraising Fee. (You will be reimbursed on your tuition bill later in the year) Orders may be placed at http://www.qsp.com. Please print out a copy of your receipt.
If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please contact Kate Keller by emailing email@example.com