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School - Activities - Welcome to the HSA

The Home School Association (HSA) provides an important link between school and home.  It is our version of a PTA.  It makes possible many activities that enrich the cultural, service and social opportunities of our families.  Also, it facilitates communication and helps parents become an integral part of their children's education.  Parents are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings and to volunteer for the many activities sponsored  throughout the year.  Contact Vicky Fernandez, President, at for any questions.

President -- Vicky Fernandez
Vice President -- Kate Fremgen
Treasurer -- Kim Ruskusky
Secretary -- Meg Bechstein


HSA Meetings and Dates
The HSA meetings are open to everyone!  If you have any ideas to share regarding the school and how to make it better for you and your children, we encourage you to attend to discuss your ideas/opinions towards the many areas and events that take place throughout the year.  It is also a nice way of keeping abreast of what HSA does for you, your child and for the school.  Please consider joining us!

Meeting Dates Time Location

HSA Meeting Minutes - 2013-2014 school year

September 19, 2013

October 17, 2013

November 21, 2013

January 16, 2014

February 20, 2014


Archived Minutes:

Meeting minutes from the 2012-2013 school year

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities exist in all of the events and activities that are sponsored by HSA.  SMG is known for its wonderful parent involvement and there is something for everyone based on what you enjoy doing, your skills and your time.  Please consider volunteering!

Information on each of the activities/events listed below can be found clicking here for a complete List of Descriptions.



In the School

Assemblies Art Appreciation
Box Tops Gather Prayers
Catholic Schools Week Garden Parents
Communion Reception Helping Hands
Confirmation Reception Hot Lunch
8th Grade Graduation Reception Kindergarten August Picnic
Father-Daughter Dance Kindergarten Welcome
Halloween Costume Exchange
Lunch/Recess Supervisors
Halloween Party Manna
Junior High Socials Parent Pals
Kane County Cougars Outing Room Parents
Kindergarten Info Night School Development Committee
Mother-Son Event Special Person's Day
Parent Affirmation Spiritwear
Reconciliation Reception Staff Appreciation Luncheons
Uniform Exchange Staff Meeting Refreshments
Welcome Back Coffee Viking Voice



Protecting God's Children

Each volunteer who works with or near children is required to attend and receive a certificate at the Protecting God's Children program. Please indicate whether you have a certificate or not. If you don't, go to our website under the Volunteer Menu Button, and select Protecting God's Children for the current schedule. Thank you!

To see complete descriptions see the Activity Menu Button and School in the Volunteer Menu Bar.

Provide any additional information or suggestions.
For questions, please contact
Lorri Stapleton
HSA President
(630) 725-1225
Thank you for taking the time to fill out your volunteer profile. When a need arises, you will be contacted. St. Mary of Gostyn would not exist without you sharing your time with us. For that, we are most grateful. God Bless You!

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