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September 2013

SAINT SEBASTIAN HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Volume 31 Issue 2

Your HASA Board


Kim Sullivan President 330-416-4677 Kathy Huckabee Past President DeLisa Harris Vice President Linda Saliga Treasurer Isabelle Demboski Vice Treasurer Amy Sboray Recording Secretary Sandra Rooney Corresponding Secretary Diana McGee Purchasing Tracey Hamilton Membership Kathleen McKinley Fundraising Volunteers
Christina Mastromatteo Valerie Senko Events Volunteers

Letter from The Board


We had our first HASA General Meeting on Sept. 11. Thank you to all who were able to attend. Mrs. Isabella was the guest speaker. She gave a brief overview of her experience and what ultimately brought her to St. Sebastian. She then opened the floor to a Q&A from the parents where she answered questions regarding school communication, student expectations, student drop off and pick up, dress code, Progress Book and accreditation. There are so many opportunities for parents to become involved with St. Sebastian and HASA. Any amount of your time or your creativity is always welcome and needed. We have many upcoming events that you could volunteer your time; The Monster Mash, Santa Shop, Father-Daughter Dance, and Walk-aThon, just to name a few. Contact any HASA member for further details. As always, you are welcome to attend any HASA Board meeting held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Church basement. Blessings to you all, St. Sebastian HASA Board

Sharon Kastelic Teacher Liaison Kathy McCarron Newsletter Sandie Isabella Principal 330-836-9107

HASA Board plans fundraisers, Monster Mash


During the Aug. 14 HASA board meeting in the church basement, Principal Isabella introduced herself and let the board know of her experience and expectations. She discussed the magazine drive that the school will be having in the spring and offered to have HASA run it, but the board decided a school-run event would be best. Committee Reports

HASA is sponsoring the Market Day catalog fundraiser in September with the goal to raise $10,000 with 5% coming back to parents as tuition break on orders. Letters will go out to families to sign to receive the tuition break, if not signed discount will not be applied. HASA newsletter will be going out electronically this year on the school website, not onecall. The board discussed printing it in the school office but it would be difficult to divide up the cost of school copier use, paper and toner. If printing is in the HASA budget, it could have printed and sent home with youngest and only. Used UniformA coordinator is needed; uniforms need to be moved out of the Z-Hall closet, possibly to Julie Muscis office. Walka-thon is set for May 23, 2014

Old Business Monster Mash date is set for Oct. 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Committee will get into Z-Hall to set up starting at 2 p.m. Board discussed D.J. issues and the need to find a clean D.J. The board also discussed invites and whether its in the budget to have printed or will make their own. New Business

Teacher RequestsNo requests from teachers, one request from principal. Mrs. Isabella requested $2,500 towards the purchase of iPads for the teachers. The board approved replacing $3,000 in budget for teacher room requests and allocating it for the iPads.

Save Acme receipts to benefit St. Sebastian School


Shop at Acme Fresh Market, then save and turn in your register receipts dated Sept. 21, 2013 through Feb. 8, 2014. Ask your family, friends and co-workers to shop at Acme Fresh Market and save their receipts, too! The school will earn 5% of the Cash Back amount printed at the bottom of the receipts. The Cash Back amount includes all Acme store brand merchandise purchases, including Acme, Food Club, Top Care, Full Circle, Valu Time, Paws, World Classics, Academix, Domestix, and Electrix products.
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Monster Mash 2013


Save the date!
St Sebastian's annual Monster Mash is just around the corner! This is the opportunity for moms and sons in the parish to celebrate the fall season, put on their most SPOOKtacular costumes and dance the night away!

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, Oct. 18


When: 7 - 8.30p.m. Where: Z-Hall Cost: Mummies $10 Ghouls are free! (preK - 8th grade)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We're looking for volunteers who can: * Help set up the hall (2 p.m. onwards) * Tear down the decorations afterwards (8:30 p.m. onwards) * Dads to help during the event (7 - 8.30 p.m.) * Cooks willing to donate snacks and sweets would also be much appreciated! * Got cool decorations we can use for the hall? Let us know (Val or Christina), drop them off. Don't forget that helping the Monster Mash will contribute to your One Day Volunteer hours! To volunteer please contact: Valerie Senko (valpak219@aol.com) or Christina Mastromatteo (412-654-1998)

This event is sponsored by HASA

Market day
This October receive a FREE 1 lb. of Broccoli Florets with a $40 purchase and a FREE 4pack of ChicNSteakes with a $90 online purchase with Promo Code: OCTBONUS! New this month: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Wraps, Supreme Thin Crust Pizza, and Cinnamon Coffee Cake Slices. Your order is so important to our efforts so please look over your most recent order guide or visit www.marketday.com to see the delicious selection of Market Day foods at a great value! Become a Frequent Buyer by making two purchases of $40 between September and November, then making a third purchase of $40 in December and receive the handy Hanging Organizer at your December sale pick-up. Perfect for organizing school and sport calendars, important notes, coupons, menus, etc. Includes 2 hooks for over-the-door hanging. Measures 31 long x 13 wide. Market Day is a school year program that offers parents, neighbors and friends the opportunity to buy restaurant quality food through our school each month. This is HASAs only year-round fundraiser and our profit levels increase when our sales volume increases!
Reminder! Market Day is included in the St. Sebastian TRIP program!

Ordering is simple Either online at www.marketday.com and register to place your orders via the internet or fill out the order form that arrives in your childs backpack each month and return it the same way. Paying for your order is easy, too! Cash or checks will be accepted when you pick-up your order on the designated day. You may use your credit/debit card when purchasing Market Day online! Please remember to pre-pay for your order if you will not be able to pick it up on the designated day! Either use your credit/debit card online or simply write a check payable to Market Day and send it with your order form to the school. October orders need to be turned in to the school by Tues., Oct. 1. You can order online until 11:00 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 3.

Pick-up is: Tues., Oct. 8 Z-Hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


If you have any questions, please call Lynette Monaghan at (330) 571-0053 or Jodie Chalfant at (330) 687-1520

Are you looking to get involved at St. Sebastian? Do you like to throw parties or just attend them? Then the St. Sebastian Socials are just the thing for you! The Socials are a great way to meet new friends, connect with old ones and create a vibrant parish community. And, 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the St. Sebastian Teacher Wellness and Appreciation Fund to support our teachers. Planning for the 2013/2014 Socials is in progress now. If you have a great idea or want to be a part of planning a fun party for your child's grade, contact : Anita Calleri: alcalleri@aol.com Karrie Dettling: karrie@dettcom.com Heidi Heinle: heidiheinle@hotmail.com Danielle Petit: danielle@petit.com Janice Stahl: janicestahl@hotmail.com

SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Socials where everyone is welcome: Nov. 3 : Ladies Holiday Luncheon Boutique at Portage Country Club Nov. 21: St. Sebastian Celebrity Night
Check our webpage located on the St. Sebastian website throughout the year for updates and new events at: http://stsebastian.org/programs-activities/social-groups/ socials.html.

All women of our St. Sebastian community are cordially invited to attend the

Ladies Wine & Cheese Event


7- 9 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 9, 2013 St. Sebastian Forest Lodge Facility
Sponsored by St. Sebastian Sanctuary Society

Join us for our first general membership meeting of the 2013-2014 year!
RSVP: Kristi Owen at Kristijowen@gmail.com or 330.414.2686
The St. Sebastian Sanctuary Society welcomes the new 2013-2014 board members:
President - Kristi Owen Vice President - open Past President - Jenny Hummel 2nd Vice President - Catherine Paparella Co-3rd Vice Presidents - Kathy Dietrich and Wendy Reeves Treasurer - DeLisa Harris Corresponding Secretary - Janice Stahl Recording Secretary - Lisa Walker A special THANK YOU goes to the 2012-2013 officers! Please support the new officers in their important mission of providing for our beautiful altar. 6

New display cases showcase Catholic high schools


Five display cases have been installed outside the entrance to the library that showcase the area Catholic high schools. Each school, Archbishop Hoban, Our Lady of the Elms, St. Vincent- St. Mary, and Walsh, have created displays that highlight the unique aspects of their school. Each school has included important testing dates, available curriculum, athletics, and social events. The fifth case currently describes scholarships available to students and displays various St. Sebastian memorabilia. Take a minute and explore what Catholic high schools have to offer our students. If you have any questions, please email development@stsebastian.org.

Dates to Note
Sept. 21 Sept. 24 September Spectacular 5 p.m., Z-Hall School fundraiser orders due T.R.I.P. order pick up Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 2-3 Oct. 4 Oct. 4-5 Oct. 8 No School T.R.I.P. orders due Market Day orders due Parent/Teacher conferences No School School play, Aladdin Jr., 7 p.m., Z-Hall Market Day pick up 5:30-6:30 p.m., Z-Hall T.R.I.P. order pick up Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 HASA Board meeting 7 p.m., Church basement T.R.I.P. orders due Monster Mash dance 7-8:30 p.m., Z-Hall 7

DD Soccer looking for players


The soccer season is underway and the Terriers have 5 DD soccer teams this year. We have room for a few more 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls who want to learn the game of soccer. The cost is $25. Registration forms are available at www.stsebastian.org/school/ athletics.html. Please call or email Susan Manofsky if you plan to join at 330.329.3181 or susanmanofsky@yahoo.com.

The next newsletter will be published in October. The deadline for article submissions is Oct. 10. Please submit information to Kathy McCarron at: kmmccarron82@gmail.com.