HASA (Home and School Association) is the parent-teacher organization at Christ the King School. It serves as a liaison between the school, home, and parish communities to enhance the school experiences of Christ the King students. There are a wide range of HASA events and committees going on throughout the year.
These events are all planned and run by HASA volunteers. These volunteers are Christ the King School parents who generously give their time to make these events a success. Without such volunteers, the extra events which our children currently enjoy and the committees which help school families would not be possible.
HASA dues collected at the beginning of the school year are used to partially fund the many events run by HASA. A large portion of HASA events are not funded by the dues. The remainder is supplied through donations from Christ the King parents who volunteer in this capacity.
Christ the King HASA holds meetings at 7:00pm in the computer lab on the second Monday of the month in September, November, January, and March, and everyone is always welcome. Attendance at these meetings is a great opportunity to keep up to date on school issues, meet other Christ the King parents, and learn about areas where help is needed. It is also a time when parents’ concerns can be voiced and ideas shared for school and event improvement.
Breakfast with St. Nick is a spirited, fun, activity-filled morning for children of all ages and their families. It is usually held the first weekend of December each year in the school cafeteria from 10am-12pm. Kids can create their own ornaments, make reindeer food, decorate cookies, go on scavenger hunts, take silly photos and enjoy donuts and muffins! Toward the end of the event, St. Nick himself makes an appearance to mingle with the children and hand out gold coins! The committee is always in search of food and supply donations, as well as volunteers to help plan activity stations, work the stations, help set up and help tear down.
HASA Volunteers collaborate with the rectory staff and church volunteers to plan and work at Brewfest. Brewfest is a social event put on for both parish and school families where attendees can come taste various craft beers from local breweries and hear live music. It is held at the beginning of the school year on the same weekend as the Parish Picnic.
Field Day is one of the largest HASA-run events each year, occurring on the last, or second to last week of the school year. This is designed to be a day full of fun in the sun with various games and activities throughout the day (carnival, bounce houses, relay races, magic show, balloon twisters, face painting, etc.). The event is sponsored by over a dozen incredibly generous local businesses which make things like the frozen yogurt bar, professional sound & music capabilities, a pizza party and much more possible. Over 50 parent volunteers help on this day. It is truly a fun day for all of the children to show our appreciation for all of their hard work throughout the year!
The Hospitality & Welcoming Committee is in charge of creating an inviting presence at a select few events throughout the year such as Open House (during Catholic Schools Week in January) and Back to School night in August. They seek donations for decoration and refreshments and always need a hand with set-up and clean-up.
Pre-K- 3rd Grade students invite a parent or other adult to come for snack and to see their classroom during Catholic Schools Week. This is a great chance for our students to show their special friend how proud of their school they are! Room parents will send home information about donating for this event a few weeks in advance.
Provides meals for Christ the King School families in times of need (such as illness, new babies, death in the family). The coordinator sets up a “Take Them a Meal” site and works with the family to create a meal list tailored to their desires.
The Newcomers Welcoming committee is in charge of making new families feel welcomed to the school, which includes the planning of a Meet and Greet event on the playground for Pre-K and Kindergarten and pairing new school families with a mentor family that has students in the same grade(s).
Coordinator works with the school art teacher and Original Works to allow families the opportunity to order items such as magnets and mugs with students’ artwork on them in the fall.
Christ the King’s first major event of the school year is the Pumpkin Ball. Not only the church basement will be transformed into a fun, decorative, Halloween party for our students but the gym as well. Grades PreK-2 and their guardians will be in the church basement while 3-5 will be in the gym with their guardians and other chaperones (If you have children in both grade groups, you are asked to stay with your younger children in the church basement.) With a live DJ playing the latest music for the kids to dance to, everyone always has a wonderful time. The kids have a great time participating in a costume contest and winning lots of prizes. This family event is always enjoyed by everyone.
There are four room parent coordinators who work together to send out volunteer forms to parents, assign room parents to each class, provide room parents with all of the information they need for the year and remind room parents about schedules and events throughout the year. Room Parents work with teachers to plan and solicit donations and volunteers for events such as holiday parties, Fireside reading, etc.
More information to come.
Teacher Appreciation has been around since 1962. It is a way to celebrate and honor teachers for special devotion and contributions to the school and the students. The Teacher Appreciation committee plans and coordinates things such as the Back-to-School Gift, the Christmas Teacher’s Gift, Teacher Appreciation Week luncheon, etc.
The 7th grade “pays it forward” by planning the Graduation Reception for the 8th graders and their families each year. This is a wonderful event with food, fellowship and fun as we celebrate the successes of our 8th graders. The committee plans and coordinates this event through soliciting donations and volunteers.
The Daddy Daughter Dance is a fun-filled, dressy night for all of our CKS-enrolled girls and their fathers or father-figures. Guests dress in their best and dance the night away, all the while enjoying refreshments.
All CKS-enrolled boys and their mothers or motherly figures will be invited to attend for an evening of competitive fun between moms and their boys. Stay tuned for more information!