Minutes from the 9/10/2018 HSA meeting

Welcome Back

Mrs. Simione welcomed us all back for another school year.

  • There is a new drama club (2 shows for the year, new techniques)
    • On Monday, September 17th there will a drama club meeting to discuss lowering the fees
  • Spoke about our new school store (school spirit apparel)
    • Fridays will now be School Spirit Day (You can wear STS Spirit T- Shirt, Pull over Sweatshirt, Zip – Up Sweatshirt)


  • Please send in all school forms that were sent home.
  • Friday, September 14th at 8:30, is our First School Mass in the Church
    • Friday is a ½ Day with 12:00 dismissal
    • Try to attend and participate as much as you can for school activities, fundraisers and events

HSA Board Introductions:

Our New HSA President, Allison Cuddy thanked our past HSA members

  • President Allison introduced our new Board Members:

Stephanie DeSimone – Vice President

Donna Harkins & Jennifer Costello – Treasurers

Ana Santiago – Volunteer Coordinator

Tara Mineo – Class Parent Liaison – tsantore@gmail.com

Stefanie LoPinto – Recording Secretary

Christine LoPorto – Media/ Communications

  1. Join us for our Welcome and Breakfast Announcement on Friday, September 28 at 9:30 in the Lower Church Hall- Lunchroom
  2. Holy Name Society – Joseph Patella – saintteresasi.org/holy-name-society
  3. John Tuohy spoke about our YAA sports programs at St. Teresa:  We offer: Baseball leagues, Swimming, Track program (fall registration,) basketball clinic and teams and Soccer.  For more information or to register, please contact John at 917- 417-7782 or (www.saintteresasi.org/youth-activities-yaa)
  4. Cub Scouts – Mike Boyle – cubmaster.pack37@gmail.com
  5. Boy Scouts – Rob Pfuhler – (917) 803-6970
  6. Girl Scouts – contact school office
  7. STS Yearbook – Cheryl Pfuhler- there are a few remaining Yearbooks from last school year for $25 located in the school office for purchase.  Cheryl asked the parents to please submit photos for this year’s yearbook. You can upload them to Pictavo.com  Ex: school activities, field trips, classroom festivities, sports teams.  You can place an ad in the back of the yearbook for either your business or a personal ad Congratulating your child’s achievements.

Strive for Five:

-Increase from $75 to $100 if you do not participate or donate your time for 5 hours this school year

– Ana Santiago, presented Ways to Earn Your Hours

  • Each HSA meeting will earn you ½ Hour
  • You can send out emails for the HAS
  • Solicit or collect donations for events
  • Stuff straws for games
  • Volunteer for school events

Christine LoPorto created VolunTieirs:  The more a parent volunteers or participates, the more you get rewarded. If you earn Platinum Status you will be gifted 2 FREE tickets to any of our Parent/ Child events

Looking Forward:

  • We currently have a #hashtag contest running till September 14th, for each grade to create a new slogan for our STS Spirit apparel.
  • -the winning class will have a pizza party and earn credit to our school store

HSA Meeting Reminders:

October 11th – 7:00 pm

November 6th – 7:00 pm and November 7th – 8:15 am

February 7th – 7:00 pm and February 8th – 8:15 am

March 7th – 7:00 pm

May 30th – **Last Meeting ** – 7:00 pm

Calendar Events:

Family Fun Run – Midland Beach – Saturday, September 29th (please wear your STS Apparel)

Father/ Son Event – Dave & Busters – Sunday, October 14th

Trunk or Treat / Upper Grades Halloween Party – Wednesday, October 31st

Christmas Fair – Friday, December 7th, Saturday, December 8th and Sunday December 9th

** Due to a Flood in our basement, we need New or Gently Used Christmas/ Holiday Decorations**


– Visit our online School Store

– Solicit or collect Donations

– Donate gift cards

– Send in Box TOPS for Education

– Scrip/ Gift Card Purchasing Program

– Dine Out Events (Dates will be Posted Soon)

Tentative Fundraising and Fun Activities and Ideas:

Jersey Shore Premium Outlets Shopping trip

Thanksgiving Pies from Delicious Orchards

Radio Bingo

Family Movie Night

Pinot’s & Pizza

Liberty Tavern Trivia Night

Five Below Shopping Fundraiser

Please Share Your Ideas with Us – Stteresahsa@gmail.com

Staying Connected:

  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Check to make sure you are receiving our emails

Class Parents:

-Parents were chosen by placing their names in a bucket to represent each grade.

– Class Parent Responsibilities include:

– attending HSA meetings

– organizing class parties for celebrations and holidays

– shop for teacher gifts and class basket auction donation

– money will be supplied for purchases

– call or email parents for class trips

– Be an active resource for parents and teachers


N.U.T (No Uniform Today) cards were distributed for HSA Meeting Attendees

– your child must bring their N.U.T card in with them on Monday, September 17th

– they can dress down on the date posted




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