What does the Home School Association (HSA) do at SME?


School Spirit Family Social Events

HSA hosts special events for the entire family during the school year. Last year's event included a Family Fun Night.

St. Nicholas Day

HSA brightens the Christmas season by contacting St. Nicholas' headquarters to inform them of what great, hardworking students we have at our school. We put in our request to make sure he stops at SME with a special surprise for all of the students on this special day.

Merry Moose Shoppe

Each Christmas season students are given the opportunity to shop on their own for small gifts to surprise special people on Christmas Day.

Catholic Schools Week

Mark your calendar for the most exciting week of the school year. Activities include an ice cream social, open house, movie day, dress-up and casual days. We also honor a distinguished graduate of SME at a special mass. 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation

As a token of our continued appreciation and support, HSA honors our dedicated teachers and staff throughout the year. We show our gratitude through monthly luncheons and a springtime reception served by room parents, start up funds provided in September, years of service awards and birthday acknowledgements.

Penny Fair

One of the longest running SME traditions, the Penny Fair transforms the gymnasium into a mini-carnival with games of chance and skill. Children can win toys, candy and cakes.

School Picnic

Our final celebration of the year is filled with games and activities for the children. Parents are welcome to volunteer or simply come enjoy the fun and festivities.

Friday Night Dances

Our middle school students look forward to several nights of fun and dance throughout the school year. Area Catholic school principals are given invitations to share with their students.



Fall Candy Bar Sale

Each family is asked to sell at least one box of candy bars at the beginning of each school year. This is HSA's largest fundraiser netting an annual profit of over $30,000.

Fall & Spring Book Fair

Scholastic Books offers a wide variety of books to our students. Parents are invited to join their children during designated times during the school day or in the evening to choose their favorite books.  Purchases made at the book fair also benefit our school library as we accrued credit.

Easter Candy Sale

Don't let the Easter bunny miss your house! Gertrude Hawk always offers a wide selection of delicious chocolate and spring holiday items.

Fall & Spring Meat Raffle

Join us with your family and friends to see what everyone is talking about! Try your luck at this fun filled event! 

Beverage Machines

Any purchase from the beverage machines located in the cafeteria benefits HSA.