MONSIGNOR SLADE HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION WINS NCEA AWARD
The Elementary Department of the National Catholic Educational Association recently notified the Home and School Association at Monsignor Slade Catholic School that they are one of five recipients of the 2011 NCEA Distinguished Home and School Association Award. Awardees will be honored at the upcoming 2011 NCEA Convention to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from April 26-28, 2011.
Principal Gregory Jones at Monsignor Slade Catholic School is very proud of the extremely active HASA, which has been highly successful in raising money for the school and conducting community-building events for over 45 years. The Association contributes $200,000 per year to the operating budget of the school, which helps to keep tuition affordable, provides scholarships, teacher supplies and technology items as well as cultural enrichment activities for the students. In his application, he states, “The Association, which has an exemplary relationship with the school administration, is always ready and able to help the school in any way they are asked. They touch so many peoples’ lives in so many ways, it is difficult to capture all the good they do.” Mr. Jones completed the application for the award in December, in hopes of having the Home and School Association recognized nationally for its outstanding contributions to the Monsignor Slade community.
Mrs. Kristi Brooks, President of the Home and School Association for the 2009-2010 school year, will attend the NCEA Convention with Principal Gregory Jones to receive the award.