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Home & School Association
St. Raphael Home and School Association (H&SA) brings the home and school into a closer relationship so that parents and teachers may communicate and cooperate in the total education of the child.  The Home and School Association enhances and enriches the child's experience by providing funding for the "extras" not provided for in the school budget.  There are six H&SA meetings scheduled over the course of the school year.  Through the support of parent volunteers we are able to continue enhancing our children's educational experience.  We thank you for time and dedication and strongly encourage all families to get involved.
School Board
School board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM beginning in September.  All school staff, parents, and community members are welcome to attend board meetings.  The meetings begin with prayer at church and are then held in the school library. 
Fundraisers: Support Children
Fundraisers are very important to our children's education.  Home and School provides over $100,000 annually towards the operating budget of the school which helps to keep our tuition in line and reasonable.  Fundraising dollars are also used to pay for some of the "extras" that our children benefit from such as the library, technology department, field trips, assemblies, retreats, the school picnic, and our future playground.

There are four significant fundraisers each year.  The Fall Gala is the largest fundraiser and is held the first weekend in November.  Each family is responsible for selling at least two $100 grand raffle tickets for the Fall Gala. The second largest fundraiser is the Golf Outing which is held every May/June.  It includes golf, lunch, and dinner with a silent/live auction and raffle.  Our third fundraiser is Market Day.  It allows families to purchase quality food and our school receives a rebate.  The fourth fundraiser is Manna a discounted gift certificate program.  There are over 50 participating stores which offer multiple gift cards for purchase.  A percentage of the purchase is donated to the school.  It's a great way to give back on the items you are already buying.

Volunteer: Great Feeling
Every year we ask that you prayerfully consider how you can share your time and talent by volunteering for one of the many Home and School Chair positions.  These positions are selected each April for the following school year.

In addition, we prefer everyone participate in one of the four major fundraisers, however, if your current situation does not allow you to do so, you may opt out of this volunteer responsibility only by enclosing a check in the amount of $500 made out to St. Raphael Home & School. If you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please contact Mary Rehfield or Father Dan Bachner.