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HSA Meeting Recap - September 2021

  • Update from Principal Tavares on State of OLMC
  • Ambassador Update - Reviewed Ambassador Program & introduced new Ambassadors
  • OLMC Website Changes
    Changes have been made to the school website including addition of Home & School Tab. Calendar will be kept updated with all upcoming events. All HSA activities will be uploaded & live on this part of the website. All event & fundraiser forms will be made available on website. Continue to add & update site with goal of making it a useful resource for parents.
  • Special Guest: Sister Pat McCarthy
    Sister Pat reviewed last year's Giving Blanket Program and intoduced Boots for Christ Campaign. Would like it as a whole school event. Items needed include hats, socks, gloves, blankets, bungee cords & boots.
    Suggested Ideas include: designating each grade to donate a certain item to be sure we get a wide range of items. Start Campaign in mid-October. Have a Saturday Boot Drive in the school or church lot for donating of items. Reach out to media to cover event.
    School to have dress down day where students are asked to bring in non-perishable items for OLMC Food Bank in exchange for dress down.
  • Open Houses Sept 20th-22nd
    Chris & Laure to speak to parents and update on state of HSA. Class Ambassadors will be identified for all parents. Great opportunity to get to know new parents.
  • Welcome Back Social Sept 19th
    220 People RSVP'd for event. Frankies & Big Dipper notified of guest count. Table will be set up for attendees to check in and get their ticket for hot dog & ice cream. Raffle Table will be set up with several raffles. Volunteers needed to help move tables & chairs from cafeteria to school lot starting at 12p. Volunteers also needed to break down at end of event.
  • Restaurant of the Month
    September - Sweet Bella - Sept 20th - deadline for family meal orders is 9/17. Full Menu also available day of event. 10% of all proceeds to benefit OLMC.
    October - G's Burgers & Carvel - Date to be confirmed - Meeting scheduled for 9/17 to finalize details
    November - Verdi - Date to be confirmed
  • Fundraisers
    Meadow Farms - Online Sales currently $1858.45. Catalogs due back 9/23. Percetage back based on total items sold by school.
    Lyman Pie - 9/27-10/12 - posters placed in school promoting sale. Delivery date is 11/9. Pies sorted by volunteers. Parents pick up betwee 2-8p that day. Location of pick up will be determined based on number of pies sold. Percentage back is based on pies sold. <175 school gets $5 per pie. >175 school gets 40%
    School Store - Was handled previously by Mrs. Ducham. HSA was asked to take fundraiser over. Flyers will be sent hom on 9/29 with details. Waiting for more information from the organization and set up of website to run fundraiser.
    Box Tops - Infomation to be emailed to parents soon. App based program that rewards based on products purchased at stores. Take a picture of receipt & upload. School earned $145 for 2020-21 school year. Current total for this year is $26.60
  • Fall Festival/ Halloween Event
    Sunday October 24th 2-4p
    Trunk or treat based with tables and/or cars. Each Class will choose a theme with their teacher & Ambassadors will assist with decorating. Snacks & light food will be served. Event in school lot. Entry fee $5 per person or $20 for a family. Can we allow OLMC students to be free with a donation of candy? Will revisit this idea at October meeting.
  • Bingo
    Spread the word - Bingo is back!
    Players & volunteers needed. Sanitzing done when players leave using school's battery powered backpack.
    Purse Bingo - November event with proceeds going towards assessment. 125 person limit - first come first served
    Family Bingo to return in the spring
  • Upcoming events
    Mug Painting Night
    Breakfast with Santa
    12 Days of Raffles