Community

The Parents' Association is devoted to developing the community at Saint Stephen of Hungary School. Below are several of the committees dedicated to this mission.

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The Parents' Association facilitates a used uniform sale in the school auditorium twice yearly. These sales occur in the weeks following the school’s switch from summer to winter uniform and vice versa. Parents are encouraged to donate gently used uniforms that their children have outgrown.

The Parents Association will also hold periodic one day "Flash Sales" throughout the year for families needing to purchase a few additional items.

If parents need to purchase uniform items separate from our sale days, they may do so at any time in the school store. Deposit payment in the red lockbox. Blazers are $20, all other items are $5.

The Parents' Association oversees the monitoring and purging of the school’s lost and found throughout the year. The lost and found is checked on a regular basis for labeled items that can be returned to students.
 
All parents are encouraged to check the lost and found regularly for items that may belong to a student. The white Lost & Found storage bins are located adjacent to the auditorium entrance, or in the school store.
 
 
Lost & Founc

The Parents' Association organizes a special afternoon of ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park, typically in late January or early February. Tickets will be sold prior to the event.

Each spring the Parents' Association takes the opportunity to welcome new families to our school community by hosting a welcoming social event for parents of new students joining Saint Stephen for the upcoming year. New families have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and parents of current families at Saint Stephen.

In the fall, this committee will organize a wine and cheese reception for each Back to School night.

Each spring, St. Stephen of Hungary School in conjunction with St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation hosts Grandparents/Special Friends Day. This is an opportunity for visitors to attend a special mass with the students and to visit their classroom to get a special glimpse of the day.

The PA supports this initiative by organizing and serving coffee and assorted refreshments in the morning.

Each year the Parents Association organizes a family-fun sports event, usually a NY Mets Game at Citi Field. This event is a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year. Tickets will be sold prior to the event.

As part of National Catholic Schools Week, our school holds a special Teacher Appreciation Day.

On that day, the PA sponsors a Teacher Appreciation Lunch for all of our teachers and staff members at a local restaurant. Please note that this a half-day and there are no half-day clubs that day.
 
Students are encouraged to make hand-made cards/letters to their teachers expressing their appreciation.

 

In May, in conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Day, the PA organizes a week of surprises and appreciation for our faculty.

St. Monica's (on E. 79th Street between First and York Avenue) holds a Family Mass at 5:30 pm on the first Saturday of every month during the school year. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend. Pizza and other refreshments will be served in the back of the the church following Mass. Parent volunteers are asked to sign up to bring treats and to help set-up, serve, and clean-up pizza.
In rare cases, when a family needs support due to illness/death, the family support committee lead reaches out to the family to offer the support of our community. We can set up a volunteer meal service, offer pick up and drop off help through communication with class representative and friends of the family.