2019 – 2020 Event and Activity Descriptions

Volunteer Opportunities are available for all events. Please feel free to email the contact prior to the event if you are looking to help!


This is an all-school 3 mile walk around the neighborhood that connects to the school via Yost Rd. This is a fundraising event.  A police escort leads the walk and younger children are paired with prayer partners for safety.  Pre-K students complete a shorter version of the walk in the front school parking lot.

Additional Information:  Parents/family members are welcomed and encouraged to attend and walk with their children.  Sponsor sheets are provided via email so that donations can be made prior to this fundraising event- keep an eye out.

  • DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Who takes part: All school PK3-8
  • Volunteer Opportunities Morning of:  doughnut and water distribution in classrooms during walk-a-thon. Route navigation: Nurses needed for day of event.
  • Event fundraising for the school library – not a Home and School fundraising event
  • Board Contact: Kristin Hillsley – khillsley@rwbaird.com

Donuts with Dad 

This is a school fundraiser. Dads and children enjoy doughnuts, cakes, and beverages together in the cafeteria and Soc/Rec Center before school.

  • DATE: Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Who takes part: All school PK3-8
  • Volunteer Opportunities Prior to:  Set-up of tables. Day of:  Greeters, food and beverage servers, clean-up crew (Preferably moms so that dads may enjoy the event).
  • Additional Information: No RSVP required, per family cost is paid at the door, children proceed to classrooms at conclusion of event. Backpacks and students belonging are to be dropped off in classroom before arriving in rec. center for the event.
  • School fundraiser.
  • Board Contact: Jessica Romano- jcromano29@gmail.com

Memorial Day

A school event where we celebrate the lives of Erin, John and Landon with a mass and an outside school ceremony.

  • Date and Time of event or duration of activity:  November 16, 2019 during the school day.
  • Who: PK3-8
  • Not a fundraising event

Father-Daughter Dance

This event is a school fundraiser.  An evening of dancing, photos, and fun for all girls PK3 through 8th grade and their father figures.

Additional Information:  Invitations and response cards are sent home from school.  Dress for this event is Sunday best for the girls and a jacket for the Dads.  The cost for this event is per family.

  • Date and time of event:  November 09, 2019 7:30, Soc/Rec Center- Invitations will be sent home with oldest daughter.
  • Who: Girls PK3-8 and their father figures.
  • Volunteer Opportunities:  Prior to: joining the planning committee, decorations, invitations and response tracking and overall event planning.  Day of: decorating, donation of snacks for Dads and Daughters, set-up for evening and organizing; Check-in.  After: clean-up
  • School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Alicia Ondik (Doyle)- ondika@nationwide.com

Simple Supper

Fun for all family Members.  Community based event that raises funds for a worthy cause that will be identified prior to the event.  Evening begins with Mass and is followed by a Simple Supper of soup and bread which is served in the Soc/Rec Center.  A collection will be taken during supper to support the chosen cause and your donations are greatly appreciated.

Additional Information: Please RSVP to this event to ensure that there will be enough soup made. RSVP forms will be sent out in the Wednesday email.  This is a donation event for those in need.

  • Date and Time of Event/Duration of Activity: November 25, 2019 6:00 pm at St. Helena Church
  • Who: All family and friends of students PK3-8
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Prior to:  set-up, food donation (for soup), water donation, pick up bread.  During:  set-up during Mass, serving soup during supper, collecting donation. After: clean-up.  Service hours available for 6th and 7th graders.
  • This is not a major school fundraiser.
  • Board Contact: Betsy Creel – bandjcreel@aol.com

Santa Shop

This is a kids event (Parents welcome) Students purchase Christmas gifts for family and friends in our Rec Center at times designated by grade during the school day.  Most gifts average $2-$8.  Parents can send in cash or a check with their students and parents are welcome, but not required, to join younger students as they shop.

  • Date and Time of event or duration of activity: December 6, 2019 during school day
  • Who: PreK 3 – 8
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Prior to: planning, shopping- set up.  Day of:  Gift wrapping, Shoppers (assisting younger students), Clean up, Cashiers, Decorating Ornaments
  • Large School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Sara Mann- sphillipsmann@gmail.com   

Parents “Sip and Shop” 

This is a night out for parents/adults to purchase gifts for the holidays. All local vendors and tons of handmade gifts.  Adult beverages and appetizers served during event

Additional Information: If you have a shop/small business that you would like to have set up a table please contact Colleen Lunsford. We are trying not to duplicate business’ so first come first serve.

  • Date and Time of event or duration of activity: Wednesday December 4th, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Who: Parents/Family members – not a student event
  • Volunteer Opportunities:  Prior to: planning, set up. Day of: runners to help outside vendors, greeters
  • Large School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Colleen Lunsford- colleenmiles@yahoo.com

Saint Patrick’s Day Bingo

A fun night of Bingo for the entire family! This event takes place in the recreation center on the Friday before Saint Patrick’s Day. Advance reservations are recommended and welcome with walk-ins also accepted.  Pizza and snacks are sold as well.

  • Date and Time:: March 15, 2018 6:30pm
  • Who: PreK 3 – 8, Family and friends
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Prior event planning with committee.  Day of:  Set up after school, Bake Table Contributions, Bake Tables Sales, check in, and Clean up
  • Large School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Diane Moore- calanmoore@comcast.net

Parent Social

A fun night out for SHS parents, adult friends are welcomed. Food and adult beverages will be available. 50/50- door prize and maybe a basket raffle or two. Tickets for event will be sold in advance.

  • Date and Time: March 27, 2020 7 PM.
  • Where: Cedarbrook Country Club.
  • Who: Parents and friends of SHS families who are 21 and older.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Prior event planning with committee.  Day of:  Set up after school,
  • Large School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Maureen Dever: maureenedever@comcast.net

Morning with Mom

Moms and children enjoy donuts, bagels, fruit, and beverages together in the Rec Center before school. Gluten free options are available.

Additional Information:Per family cost is paid prior to the event or at the door. Children proceed to classrooms at conclusion of event, back packs are to be dropped off in classroom before arriving in rec. center for the event.

  • Date and Time::  April 13, 2020, 7:30-8:15 AM
  • Who: All students PK3-8 and their moms are invited
  • Volunteer Opportunities: (Preferably Dads so that Moms may enjoy the event) Prior to: Set-up, morning of, night before. Day of: Greeters, food and beverage servers, clean-up
  • School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Leigh Ann Lonergan- lalonergan08@gmail.com

Mother Son Phillies Game

Moms and son head out to the ball park to enjoy a Phillies game together. This is a School fundraiser.

  • Date and Time of Event/Duration of Activity: TBD
  • Who: All students PK3-8 boys and their Moms/mother figures are invited
  • Volunteer Opportunities: help with ticket distribution
  • School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Jenn Abraham- jtatortosa@yahoo.com

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.

  • Date and Time of Event/Duration of Activity: May 5, 2020/TBD
    Who: All teachers PK3-8
  • Volunteer Opportunities: ** Home and School Board run event
  • Board Contact: Maura Trainor- MauraBTrainor@gmail.com

May Fair 

Student Favorite!  Weather permitting, the back lot is transformed into a fair filled with fun, games, and food/treats for the students.  If it rains, the May Fair is held in the Rec Center and Cafeteria.  We recommend that students purchase tickets prior to the event, but they can also purchase them that day.  Funds raised from this event are typically applied to an identified need.  Donations for prizes are an essential element of this event. Donations can be as little as a $5 gift card, game, arts and craft supplies, etc.

  • Date and Time of event or duration of activity: May 29, 2020, during school day
  • Who: PreK 3 – 8
  • Volunteer Opportunities: **Prior to: May Fair Committee (help with planning and organization of event), Set up on the evening prior and morning of. Day of:  Early morning set-up, game booth volunteers, Prize Table, Food Tables, Lunch crew, Clean up
  • Large School fundraiser
  • Board Contact: Jen Lynch- schaeferlynch@comcast.net

Mercy Fund Events:

Cathe’s Classroom Classic

  • (9/27/2019) BlueStone Country Club
  • No Board Contact- Lead TBD- If you are interested in running the event or even volunteering please email- SHSClassroomclassic@gmail.com
  • This is a Mercy Fund event – This is not a school fundraiser.