Home and School Association (HASA)


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.

All volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Form.  You can pick up a hard copy at the school office or download a copy here.

HASA volunteer form 2015-16

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. To see photos from the most recent event, click here! If you would like more information on volunteering, please contact chairperson Mallory Schoenle.

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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. For volunteer information, please contact Megan Urbaniak.

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! To view photos from last year’s events, click here. For more information on volunteering, please contact chairperson Meredith Santucci.

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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. If you would like more information on volunteering for this committee, please contact chairperson Brittany Ruszkowski.

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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. To view photos from last year’s Kindergarten Invite-a-Friday Day, click here. For volunteer information, please contact Beth Elston.

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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. For more information on volunteering, please contact Angie Skwarcan.

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). For more information on volunteering for this committee, please contact Shannon Harrington!

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. For more information on becoming a coordinator, please contact Jamie Demitruk.

Christ the King’s first major event of the school year is the Pumpkin Ball.  Typically, it is planned for the Saturday night before Halloween.  The church basement is transformed into a fun, decorative, Halloween party for kids Pre- K through 5th.  With a live DJ playing the latest music for the kids to dance to, everyone always has a wonderful time.  A popcorn bar filled with tons of treats is served along with cookies and donuts.  The kids have a great time participating in a costume contest and winning lots of prizes. This family event is always enjoyed by everyone! For more information on volunteering, please contact Jennie Snyder.

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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. For more information on becoming a coordinator, please contact Beth Elston.

Christ the King uses a company called School Tool Box to help parents easily and conveniently purchase school supplies at the beginning of every year. School supplies can be delivered to your home or the school before the beginning of the year via a pre-packaged internet order. For every pack of school supplies purchased, School Tool Box provides a meal for a child in need. For more volunteer information, please contact Jenna Criniti.

The Spirit Wear committee works with the third party apparel supplier to ensure appropriate and up-to-date items are available on the site, as well as facilitates the mass shipments to the school and helps ensure items are delivered to students properly. This committee is also in charge of logo redesign and delivery of proper files to the supplier. For volunteer information, please contact Meredith Santucci.

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. For volunteer information, please contact Aimee Matthews.

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. For more information, please contact Tracy Weber or Beth Elston.