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Parent Association

Dear Holy Family Catholic Academy Families,

My name is Karlye Bensenhofer, and I am president of the Parent Association (PA). I have two children at Holy Family Academy. On behalf of the members of the PA Board, we all look forward to serving our community of students, parents, teachers, and staff by helping organize the numerous volunteers at the school. 

The PA is a vital and integral part of the Academy's culture. Every parent is automatically a member of this impactful volunteer program. HFCA is a nationally and internationally recognized school, and it should not surprise anyone that we have a successful volunteer program. 

The PA has monthly meetings, typically on the second Friday of the month at 9AM. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings. We would love to have you and your positive energy, fresh ideas, and new perspective. If attending is not possible, you can contribute to the monthly meetings by emailing me your questions, concerns, and ideas to add to the agenda. After the meeting, the minutes are always posted on the Sunday email newsletters the following week. 

There are many volunteer options available to match any schedule, whether you are a parent who works outside of the home or inside the home, and every variation between. There is no set “look” to a Holy Family Catholic Academy volunteer; volunteers are needed and welcomed in many forms. 

Below are the many volunteer opportunities at our school. Please read through the descriptions and see which of these events/needs line up with your special gifts. We would love to have you help this winning volunteer program continue to serve. If you are willing to give of your time, energy, and or ideas but don’t see something that fits your schedule, please contact me [email protected] I will help you find the perfect place for you to serve our kids, our school, and our community. It is a blessing to serve with the many volunteers at HFCA!
Remember that one of the best ways to influence our children is to model the behavior of participation and service to the community. So let’s all get involved and make a difference.



HFCA’s Parent Association Committees 

Clip and Save for Education

Help collect Box Tops and Labels for Education that provides additional recess and classroom equipment for the children of the Academy. This committee collects, organizes and submits a request for payment based on the General Mills Box Tops program as well as Labels for Education. This is a great volunteer opportunity for parents in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade who are unable to volunteer on-site, just clip and tape from home.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.

Family Fun Fest

Be a part of this fun family event!! Members of this committee plan games, activities and food for this social event. They are also responsible for set-up, clean-up, and supervising the evening’s activities. This is a great opportunity for working parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.


Field Day

There is no better way to end the year than to be a part of the teamwork and magic of the end of the year fun for the kids – Field Day! This committee plans and executes activities for an afternoon of fun for Academy students in Grades K – 7. Field Day is so much fun, and it even ends with a splash from the fire truck!! This is a great opportunity for working parents (plan ahead and take the day off) of students in Grades K – 7.

Dates: May 29 @ 12pm

Fun Food Thursdays

This committee organizes the Parent Association’s most popular benefit
program. Volunteers are needed to cook and distribute hot lunches once a
week in four different subcommittees. Please indicate how often you can
help: Once a month, twice a month, every week. This is a wonderful way for
parents to get to know each other while serving the children in the

Dates: Every Thursday, September through June

HFCA Entertains You!

Do you have a flair for entertainment? This committee coordinates the memorable event that showcases the talents of our 2nd – 8th grade students. Responsibilities include organizing the acts, scheduling and overseeing rehearsals, as well as event setup and clean up. This volunteer opportunity is great for parents of students in 2nd – 8th grade.

Dates: April 19  plus practice dates TBD

Lunch Assistants

Lunch Assistants work in the lunchroom helping the children open lunches, assisting the lunchroom supervisors and cleaning the lunch tables between the lunch periods. You can be a lunch assistant as often as you would like – once a month, once every other week, once a week or more. Substitute Lunch Assistants will be needed from time to time. This is a great opportunity for parents of students in K – 8th grade. Sorry, no younger siblings.

Dates: T.B.D. – based on lunch schedules.

Room Parent 

These volunteers work with the classroom teacher and other classroom parents to help collect party funds, assist with notifying parents of the needs and wants or other important information, and serve as contacts for the teachers for other needs that may arise. At least one volunteer is needed from each class.

Dates: Primary events are Halloween, Christmas and Valentine Day Parties

Social Activity Committee

This committee will initiate collaborative efforts to provide social events and activities. Some activities may include Bowling with Buddies and a Roller Skating Party. This is a great opportunity for parents who work and of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.

Spirit Wear Committee

This committee will coordinate options and ordering of the spirit wear with our vendor. This is a great opportunity for parents who work and of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: This is an ongoing committee throughout the year.

Staff Appreciation Luncheons

This committee prepares a couple of luncheons or breakfasts during the school year to offer appreciation for Academy faculty, staff and parish staff. The committee is responsible for invitations and decorations, food, setup and cleanup of each event. This is a great opportunity for all parents of students in 2 Jr PS – 8th grade.

Dates: October 2

Teacher Appreciation Week

This committee will coordinate various teacher appreciation activities or events during the National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Dates: May 6-10

Uniform Resale

This committee collects gently used jumpers, pants, blouses, shirts, sweaters, spirit wear, etc. to pass along to other HFCA families. Committee responsibilities include managing and displaying the inventory 2-3 times per year.This is a great opportunity for parents of students in K – 8th grade.

Dates: TBD