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Home and School Board

Home and School

The Home and School Board is comprised of parents/guardians of current St. Stephens students. The board meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the family center. The goals of the Home and School Board include the following:

  1. To advance student welfare through the coordinated efforts of parents/guardians, teachers and students
  2. To enhance communication between and among parents/guardians, students, faculty and administration
  3. To promote an interest in education and an understanding of the mutual responsibilities of parents and teachers in education
  4. To encourage standards of Christian living
  5. To provide financial assistance for special projects, educational media, activities and events for the benefit of the school

Committees

The board is made up of committees designated for a specific purpose in the school. Below is a little glimpse into our work:

Enrichment

Enrichment is responsible for all the extra enrichment programming offered to our students outside of the classroom curriculum. Each month this committee brings authors, presenters, activities or demonstrations into the school for the children to experience in groups. Some programs are offered to each grade level but some are targeted for specific groups or grades. The funds used to secure these programs are solely provided through Education First.

Christian Services

Christian Services is a committee charged with enhancing the Christian spirit throughout the building. They are in charge of the Haiti t-shirts—an outward sign of our financial and prayer support of our sister parish in Haiti—and Christmas Families—we work with local agencies to support families in need with gifts or donations to the families directly or to the agencies that support them.

In addition, they bring extra spiritual attention to our hallways and special services—like the Seder Meal held each year at the beginning of Passover to acknowledge Jesus’ Jewish heritage and enrich our Easter celebration.

Outreach

Outreach provides community building activities several times a year that are an opportunity for us all to come together. These events are Breakfast with Santa, Santa's Secret Shop, Carnival, Madden Track and Field Day, and the 4th of July Parade.

Hospitality

Hospitality offers refreshments after the school Masses once a month. In addition, they provide refreshments for some in-house events like open houses, concerts and such. The committee also handles the Teacher Appreciation Week activities which are capped off with a luncheon honoring the staff.