Family School Association
The Family School Association is composed of all parents of Mary, Seat of Wisdom students. It creates a link between home, school, and parish by sponsoring many programs and events.
The FSA sponsors special events for the students, programs that provide valuable services to the families and the school, programs that promote learning, and events which raise needed funds and materials for the school and our teachers.
The FSA is always looking for new ideas for fundraising, programs, and events, and welcomes anyone who would like to share their ideas or volunteer their time!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the FSA Volunteer Coordinator c/o the School Office.
2013-2014 Family School Association Officers
Stacy Purcell, President
Deb Haidos, Vice President
Laura Goff, Treasurer
Anna Scafidi, Secretary
To contact the FSA President or any committee chairperson, please refer to the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Directory or call the school office at (847) 825-2500.
A copy of the FSA Bylaws may be found here.
The following are the current standing committees coordinated by the Family School Association.
Establishes and maintains communications link with families who no longer have children enrolled at MSW School.
Fall fund-raiser: the sale & distribution of Avon products.
The Book Fair offers children and parents the opportunity to purchase books in a "bookstore" setting at MSW. Coordinating educational activities during Book Fair Week promote the value of reading. Proceeds fund the purchase of additional books for MSW classrooms and library.
A voluntary listing of school family names, addresses, and phone numbers, which incorporates useful information regarding school activities and projects, extra copies of the Family Directories are available for sale in the school office throughout the year.
An annual FSA-sponsored party with a Halloween theme and lots of games and treats. A school “FUN raiser”, not a fundraising activity.
An enrichment program using hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. Volunteers are recruited and trained to make classroom presentations.
K-2 READ ALOUD PROGRAM
A read aloud program offered during class time for kindergarten through second grade.
Volunteers who assist school office staff with routine activities: answering phone, running copier, assisting with students, etc. as needed; half-day shifts.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Serves as a liaison between the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) and the Family School Association. Attends monthly PPC meetings.
This committee gathers manufacturers’ brand labels for redemption. Proceeds are used to purchase educational resources for the school.
Coordinates recycling efforts to promote good stewardship of the earth, as well as provide funds or supplies for our school.
Responsible for selecting/assigning Room Parents for each homeroom. Organizes and distributes important information to the selected room parents. Room Parents help support classroom activities and enlist parent assistance for field trips and the like.
A community-building program working to build school family relationships, school spirit, and involvement in school and parish activities.
Plans and coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week activities and occasional teacher/staff luncheons. Organizes the staff monetary gift donated by participating parents.
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
Major fundraising activity to support the programs and activities of the Family-School Association thru-out the year and to supplement school curriculum and facility needs.
YEAR END PICNIC
Plans and coordinates an all-school year-end picnic for all the students.
Oversees the production and distribution of an annual yearbook.
Recruits volunteers to support FSA and School activities.