Southern Regional Home and School Association

Southern Regional Home AND School Association

What is the Southern Regional Home and School Association?
The SRHSA integrates the parents, faculty and administrators of the Southern Regional School district. Our main focus is benefitting and supporting the students and teachers on the Southern campus, as well as to foster a strong and nurturing school district. With reinforcing communication between members of the school community by way of service to the schools and the students, we are a team with specific goals in mind.

What’s the difference between a PTA, PTO and HSA?
The national PTA is a formal membership organization. School based groups that choose to belong to the PTA must pay dues to the state and national organizations and abide by state and national group rules. The PTA carefully protects its name so that only dues-paying members of the group can call themselves at PTA.

A PTO or Home & School Association represents groups that choose to remain independent. These are most often single-school or district-level groups that operate under their own bylaws, and by and large concern themselves with the goings-on at their building or in their town only. HSA’s do not report to one central organization. The monies raised by an HSA or PTO remain in the school district, and do not have to be shared with the national PTA organization. This allows an HSA to focus exclusively on improving and creating community at their own school district.

Our objectives:
  • To contribute to class funding for grades 7th-12th through fundraisers and campus events.
  • To help subsidize the faculty with mini grants for various educational purposes.
  • To provide scholarships graduating seniors.
  • To assist parent(s)/guardian(s) in our school system, and provide them with the corresponding administrator(s) that can help their concerns.
  • Offering opportunities to our students with volunteer hours to help during our events.

Our Achievements:

Since 2000, through fundraising and membership dues, the SRHSA has accrued and distributed over $281,000 to the Southern Regional School District.

Current fulfillments:
  • $3,500 annual total contribution for grades 7-12
  • $1,280 – In individual mini grants for faculty classroom needs
  • $500 grant to the Southern News Network (SNN)
  • $1,000 grant to Project Graduation
  • $$ in scholarships for the Class of 2020 Membership

Membership

Our membership drive begins at the Middle School and HS Freshman orientations. Our representatives will also be available at the MS & HS Back to School Nights, as well as various other events during the school year on the Southern Campus.

Yearly membership is $5.00 per family. We encourage numerous parents to join in order to provide a strong financial foundation for our yearly goals.

We urge all our parents and guardians to complete the Membership Application You can download, print, fill out and send in with your student for our main office mailbox.

Or mail to:

SRHSA
PO Box 1066
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Membership Application 

Meetings

Our Association has come to an agreement that we will not hold in-person meetings at the Board office until further notice as the Covid restrictions are continually being monitored.

A reminder will be sent out each month via email and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/181059025267788)

All parents, guardians and faculty members are encouraged to attend meetings whenever possible to stay informed of our current events as well as to join the discussion and offer feedback. We would be happy to hear from you!

SRHSA Officers

President: Terry Durst
Vice President:Lisa Mastroianni
Treasurer: Danielle Adams
Secretary: Peggy Beck
Membership: Kathryn Bates

May/June 2021 PROJECT GRADUATION INFORMATION: There have been inquiries as to whether or not Project Graduation at the FunPlex was going to go forward this year. Sadly, we must advise that due to many uncertainties and other obstacles faced during this unprecedented time - in addition to the late reopening of facilities where the numbers for these events have increased - we are not able to go forward. The process of planning this event is more involved than just the fundraising aspect behind it and begins at the onset of the new school year. Although FunPlex may have had a date available, the dates presented were not conducive to the timing and preparation that is involved. With that said, the SRHSA, parents, and the Stafford Township Recreation Department, had an initial meeting and will meet again soon to discuss our options going forward in 2022. We will post our meeting dates and everyone is invited to join our Project Graduation Committee or just come and listen and offer any ideas you may have. We thank you for your understanding and continued support for the teachers, administration, and especially the students of the Southern Regional School District.

May/June 2021 THUNDERING SURF INFORMATION: Please see the attached Thundering Surf information for this upcoming summer. If you are looking to spend time with your family or trying to decide on a nice gift to give someone, this pass for $34 is a great idea!! This pass includes one guest admission on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to all three attractions, offering one day of Unlimited Waterpark & FlowRider, 12-6 pm; and Unlimited Adventure Golf, 12-7 pm. Fun Day Passes can be purchased for a LIMITED-TIME ONLY and are EXCLUSIVELY sold through the Southern Regional Home and School Association. Passes are valid until Labor Day, 2021. Email srhomeandschool@gmail.com if you are interested. You can also email us throughout the summer!

Thundering Surf 2021 Fun Pass Order Form 

This year's (2020-2021) HSA fundraisers include:
  • SRHSA "Outside" Spring Vendor Craft Fair -- 2021Application  Vendor Application  "Hello Southern Regional School District! We are pleased to announce that we have the go-ahead for an "outside" Spring Vendor Craft Fair!!! We're so excited! It will be held on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 with a rain date of Sunday, April 18th, 2021 at the Southern Regional 9/10 High School parking lot (facing Rte. 9) from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Application Deadline has been extended to Friday, April 16th, 2021.
  • Southern Ram Pride Garden Flags!! Order Form  Perfect way to show school pride for all of our SRSD students! Display your Ram Pride proudly with a Southern Ram Garden Flag!
  • Pampered Chef Online Shoppe – Thank you to our consultant Heather Butera for a terrific showing of the highly popular Pampered Chef products. It was a hit with everyone looking to stock up on their favorite things. Planning on doing it again this year as well!
  • Origami Owl Online Shoppe – Thank you Shelley Licknack! (**More information to follow**)
  • Project Graduation 2021 – We unfortunately had to send our 2020 graduating Seniors off without Project Graduation last year, something we wished could’ve taken place. However, with school closing last spring, it wasn’t meant to be. With much hope, we will be bringing it back in 2021!
  • Family Fundraisers – Coming back! Thundering Surf Waterpark in Beach Haven provided us with special event passes sold exclusively through the SRHSA. They were highly requested items and we thank them for partnering with us! https://www.thunderingsurfwaterpark.com/
  • SRHSA Annual Door Decorating Contest for the Middle and High Schools – If walking around these hallways admiring the work of our talented and artistic students doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, then we don’t know what will ;) With 35 entries and 15 winners ranging from 1st to 5th place these doorways did not disappoint. We award our winners during the assemblies on the day before winter break and it’s become one of our favorite traditions. Please visit our Facebook group to see all the pics!

2019-2020 School year happenings
  • Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair at the 9/10 HS – Over 80 vendors and crafters presented with an amazing turnout in shoppers! Our refreshment tables were in high-demand staffed by the hard-working students of SRSD, all while the holiday music played in the background. A highly successful day!
  • SRHSA Annual Door Decorating Contest for the Middle and High Schools – If walking around these hallways admiring the work of our talented and artistic students doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, then we don’t know what will ;) With 35 entries and 15 winners ranging from 1st to 5th place these doorways did not disappoint. We award our winners during the assemblies on the day before winter break and it’s become one of our favorite traditions. Please visit our Facebook group to see all the pics!
  • Pampered Chef Online Shoppe – Thank you to our consultant Heather Butera for a terrific showing of the highly popular Pampered Chef products. It was a hit with everyone looking to stock up on their favorite things. Planning on doing it again this year as well!
  • Family Fundraisers - We had two fun family fundraisers last year with much participation. Our friends at the Hatchet House in Manahawkin and Thundering Surf Waterpark in Beach Haven provided us with special event passes sold exclusively through the SRHSA. They were highly requested items and we thank them both for partnering with us!
    https://www.thunderingsurfwaterpark.com/
  • Project Graduation 2020 - We unfortunately had to send our graduating Seniors off without Project Graduation last year, something we wished could’ve taken place. However, with school closing last spring, it wasn’t meant to be. With much hope, we will be bringing it back in 2021!

“In the News!”

5th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winners 

SRHSA 2020-2021 New School Year Letter 

SRHSA 2020 End of Year Letter 

2020-2021 School year happenings

Mini-Grants were awarded to: Jennifer Wasacz, Jessica Huch, Dan Dreher, Kelly Abbato, Angela Krejsa, Jenelle Kreybig, and Jaime Chavan. These teachers were able to order supplies and resources for their classrooms.

A monetary donation was also given to support the Radio Club for a new antenna for the school and the National Honor Society which supplies over 60 meals for Southern families at Christmas.

A monetary donation was also given in memory of Cheryl Barrett for a scholarship.

Through our website, email and social media we will keep in touch with everyone with updates regarding meetings, current fundraisers and our events. Please visit us again, and as always thank you for supporting the Southern Regional Home and School Association!