SAINT EPHREM HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: Michele Musick October 2008 October WELCOME We have been busy over the summer planning the school year and reorganizing the H&S Board to make things run more effectively. The new Board consists of the following members, and please join us in welcoming all our new Board members: President : Michele Musick Vice President: Chris Kirby Treasurer: Donna Crane Secretary: Joyce Liberatore Volunteer Coordinator Monica Lombardi Program Coordinator: Karen Warwick Information Technology Coordinator: June McGee Hot Food Coordinator: Donna Nowosielski Applebees Night The H & S Association hosted an Applebees night and raised $177.00. Thanks to all who came out and supported this event. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The H&S membership drive ends October 31 and the first classroom to reach 100% will receive an ice cream treat. The current top classrooms are: Room 2, Mrs. Ziemba - 50% participation. Room 4A, Mrs. Morris – 42% participation. Room KA, Mrs. Gallo - 41% participation. The cost is $10.00 per family and this cost helps provide activities to the children, parents and teachers. If you haven’t sent in your membership fee, you can do so by either sending it directly to school or you can sign up at the H&S meeting. Also, by becoming a member you are given the opportunity to win a $100 tuition voucher during the H&S meetings. You must be a paid member and attend the full meeting. st WEBSITE LINK AND EMAIL Be sure to check out the H&S link on the online homework page for important information regarding H&S’s fundraisers, volunteer programs and “Nights” out! Also, if you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with any of the H&S Board members, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ICE CREAM SOCIAL CherryDale Farms Fundraiser Please don’t forget to support this great fundraiser it runs from Oct.6Th thru Oct.20Th. The H&S Association hosted an Ice Cream Social and raised $142.00. Thanks to all who came out and supported this fun filled evening. Special thanks to Gary Samuels at the Chill Factor and to Christine Kerchak and Barb Brown for running this event. t Vendor Night November 14Th -6-10:00pm Please mark your calendar and come out and do some early holiday shopping or just come and pick up some things for yourself. It is sure to be a fun-filled night. KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE TEA The annual H&S Tea for Parents of Kindergarten and First Grade was held on September 17th. Many parents attended this event and it was great to see so many new faces! Special thanks go out to the st Kindergarten and 1 Grade students and teachers for treating us to an adorable performance. Also, many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this a special event. Don’t Miss It! There will be a St.Ephrem Table specializing in St Ephrem gear. If you or anyone you know would like to be a vendor for this event please call Michele Musick @ 215891-5157. VOLUNTEERS Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the volunteer checklist that came home in the previous communication envelope, and many thanks to all those who donated their time. We have many events throughout the school year and, if you haven’t done so already, please consider volunteering your time, even if it is only an hour or two. Many hands do great work! Thank you in advance for your anticipated help! UPCOMING EVENTS 1st Annual Fall Festival – Friday 10/31 HOT LUNCHES Hot lunch days to remember: Monday - 10/20 Bagel with Cream Cheese Day Thursday - 10/23 Cheeseburger Day Monday - 10/27 Hoagie Day Please don’t forget Lunches are being ordered online now. We would like to thank our Hot Food Coordinator and all the volunteers for all that they do to make these days possible.