The Home and School Association’s (HASA’s) purpose is to assist in supporting events to build the Catholic community at the heart of the school and to reach out to new families.
HASA Mission

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed at all levels and events. Positions are recruited directly or via school communications such as the Week at a Glance. You can also sign up below.


Donahue Academy HASA Overview

The Home and School Association seeks to:

  • Enrich the students’ school experience.
  • Involve whole families in the life of the school.
  • Help comfort and encourage teachers, staff, and administrators.

HASA supports school events and activities which are approved in advance by the school administration and follow Diocesan financial procedures. It serves the teachers, staff, administration, and families of Donahue Academy with utmost care and respect. The charity, generosity, and kindness of HASA volunteers is critical to success in reaching our purpose. HASA promotes a cohesive, loving and respectful school community and its members promote a positive view of the school and the parish in the wider community.

All school families are encouraged to attend monthly HASA meetings and to volunteer at various events, or volunteer to serve as a Liaison or Event Chair as outlined below.

HASA meetings are usually held monthly at 7pm in the school library. All are invited to attend these meetings and share their ideas.

HASA Leadership Structure

Special note: During restructuring and development of HASA during the 2022-2023 school year, the Principal will directly lead the Home and School Association in lieu of a President or VP.

HASA President

  • Coordinates communication and approval of events with the administration.
  • Calls and chairs meetings of the HASA.
  • Attends planning meetings held by the Event Chairs of larger events whenever possible.
  • Selects and assists Room-Mom Liaison, Teacher Liaison and Student Life Liaison.
  • Is selected, and term of service is determined, by the Principal.

HASA Vice President

  • Assists the President in the above activities.
  • Fills in for Team Leaders as required.
  • Is selected, and term of service is determined, by the Principal.
None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can do small things with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
St. Theresa of Calcutta

Event Chairs

Larger events have their own Event Chairs who are selected by the administration. Event Chairs are provided with school protocols for events regarding approval, finances, marketing and soliciting both donors and volunteers. HASA leadership attends event planning meetings, assists Event Chairs and facilities communication with school and parents.

Event Chair positions include:

  • Back to School Party (Aug)
  • Book Fair (Nov)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration (Dec)
  • Father Daughter Dance (Feb)
  • St. Joseph’s Potluck (Mar)
  • Mother Son Day of Fun (Apr)
  • May Crowning (May)

The HASA leadership team assists in the recruitment and direction of:

  • The Room-Mom Liaison
    • Organizes Room-Moms, who help with events on a classroom level.
  • The Teacher Liaison
    • Co-ordinates initiatives for teacher encouragement and appreciation.
  • Lunch Duty Liaison
    • Helps coordinate lunch volunteers.
  • Student Life Liaison
    • Helps the older students plan events and activities.