Home and School Organization

Members

  • Jennifer Aurora - President
  • Emily Casali - Vice President
  • Janet Mueller - Treasurer
  • Nick O'Donoghue-   Secretary
  • Mary Ann Schweers & Teresa Klaege– Teacher Liason
  • Melissa Teagarden - Trustee

The objective of St. Mary's Home & School Association is to develop and promote the St. Mary's School Community while contributing to the financial needs and well being of the school's students, faculty, administration, staff, and parents.

Home & School Sponsored Activities

Annual Fundraisers, Grandparent's Day, Teacher's Appreciation Week, The Giving Tree (Christmas for Needy Families), Technology Fund, Playground Fund, Refreshments for Meet Your Teacher and after Christmas and Spring Concerts.

Student Sponsored Activities

Home & School sponsors many student activities that include, but are not limited to: Chess Club, Drama Club, Yearbook Club, Catholic Schools Week, Student Council, School Store, Year End Celebration, Eighth Grade Graduation Activities.

Fundraising

Your financial contributions, fundraising efforts, and service hours support many events and enhance our school community. Home & School also utilizes necessary funds to enhance the educational programs at St. Mary’s school including special programs and presentations, field trips, transportation to special events, educational materials, playground improvements, technology improvements, scholarships and much more. Without your support, these and many other activities sponsored by Home & School would not be available for all of our children to enjoy.

Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off:

This fundraiser is our biggest event and provides the majority of our funds. All school families are required to participate in selling advance tickets and will hopefully also participate in volunteering for, attending and enjoying the event. More information will be available regarding the Festival after the opening of the new school year.

Lenten Fish Fries

Lenten Fish Fries are a tradition of St. Mary’s School. They are community events that are attended by the public and serve as a way to unite our parish for a common cause and to invite others into our parish and school. All school families are required to participate in planning and/or working at the Fish Fries. All proceeds from the Fish Fries are for St. Mary’s Scholarships fund. These funds provide tuition assistance to students who could otherwise not afford a Catholic education. Many parish members continue to work at the Fish Fries long after their children graduate from St. Mary’s. We are grateful for their service.

Farmer’s Market

St. Mary’s School occasionally has a baked goods booth at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market. Student and parent volunteers set up the booth and sell baked goods donated by school families and friends of St. Mary’s.

All fundraising activity is for the benefit of St. Mary’s School and helps to off-set tuition costs for everyone.

Reporting Service Hours  

Please send to the office a detailed list of your service hours.

If you have any questions or suggestions about Home & School, you may contact one of our Board Members.