Welcome to the Scappoose Adventist School Home and School Association…also known as HSA or just “Home & School”. As the parent or guardian of a student at the school, you are automatically a member. When you see communications from, to, or about Home and School, it involves you. Many of you may be wondering what exactly Home and School is and how you can be involved.
The Home and School Association’s purpose is to help unite the home, the school, and the church in their endeavors to provide a Christian education for our children. It also gives families opportunities for social interaction, provides parent education, and through fundraising, volunteers, and other means attempts to improve the educational environment for our students. And let’s not forget that we are here to support and encourage our teachers.
There are many ways you can help us accomplish these goals. These include:
School fundraising is a fact of life. The main goal of our fundraising is to support the academic and co-curricular programs of SAS such as music and winter sports activities, classroom needs, and teacher wish list items. We believe the music program is invaluable, as is transportation for student who participate in skiing and snowboarding, but none of these programs are free. In addition, to the prior mentioned activities, the Home & School has raised funds for extras such as the enhancement of technology-rich classrooms, school and classroom carpet, a information sign that keeps us all informed of events, the laminator that allows teachers to extend the life of numerous materials at the school, and fun events like the ice-cream social. All of these things benefit the students and teachers and we are proud of our efforts in these areas. We try to keep fundraisers to a minimum. We also try to include fundraisers that do not cost you additional out-of-pocket money. Some examples are:
If you have any questions about any of these fundraisers, please feel free to ask one of our Home & School representatives or stop by the office. Every purchase of SCRIP, every clipped Box-top, every registered Safeway Club Card and credit/debit card helps. Thank you.
If you do any shopping through Amazon.com, don’t forget to visit our website first and click on the above link! Our school receives a portion of all sales through Amazon.com when you click first! And don’t forget our other ongoing fundraisers… Target Visa, Scrip, eScrip, Office Depot, Campbell’s Soup Labels, and BoxTops for Education. Remember, Scrip is a great way to help support the school, without spending any extra money. SCRIP works like gift cards with a designated percentage of each purchase going to the school. SCRIP is available at the school office.
If you ever have any questions or comments concerning Home and School activities, or wish to help coordinate an event or fundraiser please contact the school at (503) 543-6939 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.