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Home & School Association (HSA)


The St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School Home and School Association (HSA) is an organization designed to facilitate the communication between school and family in a Catholic, Christian atmosphere, to build a sense of community, and to support the needs of our school in its missions.

HSA’s monthly meetings have a faculty member in attendance to promote the relationship between staff and parents. All parents of St. Gabriel students are members of the organization and are encouraged to get involved.

It's election season again and this year the Home & School Association has two positions open - Vice President and Treasurer.  
The HSA Elections will be online again this year.  Please take a moment to review the positions and nominate yourself or someone you think would be a great fit for these positions. 
HSA has some really fun ideas for next year and would love your's a fun crew that makes a big difference as you all know. 

Interested in joining the board? Click the link below to nominate someone or if you are interested in becoming a board member.


Each HSA board position is a two-year commitment. The Vice President spends their first year as VP and moves into the President role their second year. Two positions open up each year. Vice President opens yearly and Secretary and Treasurer rotate which opens up each year.

2022-2023 Board Members

  1. Melissa Dahl, President, term ends June 2023
  2. Holly Machi, Vice President, term ends June 2024
  3. Kristen Hook, Secretary, term ends June 2024
  4. Liz Poff, Treasurer, term ends June 2023 

Email us: [email protected]

Upcoming Events:  


What We Do and How We Do It

Events will vary from year to year. Below are some of the things that HSA hosts, provides, and supports:

$30.00 from each family’s tuition will benefit the HSA

  • First day of school special lunch
    • The first day of school, each student has an opportunity to order a special lunch (usually pizza from Costco and misc. sides).
    • This is a small fundraiser for HSA.
  • Middle school dances
    • There is usually one in Fall or Winter and another in Spring. Students pay an admission fee to offset some costs and HSA covers the rest.
  • Trunk or Treat
    • You decorate your trunk and bring candy for all the participants to come trick or treat at your car. There is a fee per car as this is a major fundraiser for the HSA.
  • Mom’s or Dad’s night out
    • Fellowship for Moms or Dads of school families to get to know each other.
  • Meals for teachers for conferences
  • Meals for teachers for in-service days
  • Birthday treat bags for each student
  • Scrip choice cards for staff for their birthday
  • Scrip choice cards for staff for Christmas
  • Scrip choice cards for Teacher Appreciation
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Events vary from small, themed gifts, lunch, desserts, covering their outside duties, etc.
  • Grandparents’ Day
    • Providing and serving donuts and coffee to all of our special visitors
  • Read-a-Thon
    • This funds different things each year – in the past, we have funded the Accelerated Reader prize shop, IXL purchase, and new ELA curriculum
  • Chili Cookoff
    • A large fundraiser for the HSA that provides fellowship and GREAT food!
  • Bowling outings
    • A small fundraiser within a family-friendly fellowship event!
  • Movie outings
    • A small fundraiser within a family-friendly fellowship event!
  • Snack Shack
    • Signups go out multiple times per year to assist in stocking this! It provides snacks, treats, and drinks for our teachers to grab throughout the day!
  • Wrap-a-Thon
    • You sign up for a time slot and our elves wrap your gifts! This is a major fundraiser for the HSA.
  • Booster Nights
    • You don’t cook for the night and the HSA benefits! The restaurant donates a portion of their proceeds to our group!

Have some great fellowship and/or fundraising ideas? Reach out to one of the HSA members or join us for a meeting!

Room Parents

The Room Parent program is a new one and is open to feedback. Sign-up for Room Parents will come out at the beginning of the year. If multiple people are interested in the position for a particular classroom, there will be a lottery drawing for those rooms.

Duties of the Room Parent are below, but may vary per room:

  • REQUIRED: Coordinate the Class Basket for the Auction under the direction of the Auction Committee
  • Coordinate birthday gifts and/or a birthday celebration for the classroom teacher
  • Coordinate Christmas gifts for the classroom teacher
  • Assist the teacher with any requests they might have (coordinating volunteers, assisting with parties, etc.)




  • HSA meets on the third Wednesday of each month during the school year.
  • Meetings are open to all parents and staff.
  • Meetings will be virtual until further notice.
  • Meetings are facilitated by the HSA President or Vice President. Updates are given by the following:
    • Each HSA chair
    • Principal
    • Teacher
    • School Commission


Or visit the link below to join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 834 0949 4792
Passcode: 7Lj97R

Time: Every month on the Third Wed, until May 17, 2023
        Apr 19, 2023 07:00 PM
        May 17, 2023 07:00 PM

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HSA Minutes:




  • August 11 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • September 8 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • October 13 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • November 10 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • December 8 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • January 12 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • February 9 Meeting Minutes ( LINK)
  • March 9 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • April 13 Meeting Minutes ( LINK
  • May 11 Meeting  ( LINK)


 St. Gabriel Parish School HSA - Check Request/Payment Form 
  • HSA Check Request/Payment Form: Submit reimbursement requests for a single event using this check request form. Please do not combine expenditures from multiple events. Electronic copies of receipts (e.g. scanned or photo captured) are required in order for payment to be processed. One check will be created per form.  Please send copies of receipts and check request form via backpack mail or email to HSA treasurer, Liz Poff at [email protected].