SJWCA Home-Academy Association

What is the Home Academy Association?
The Home Academy Association (HAA) is the parents group of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy. It is made up of all of the parents/guardians of children who attend the school. The Home Academy Association (HAA) helps support the school's mission of providing a quality education for all its students. We do this by organizing memorable events throughout the year for the school community (ie. Halloween Bash, Christmas Party, and Card Party). Additionally, the HAA engages in fundraising activities through events, raffles and actively seeking donations that provide valuable funds to the school.

How can I get involved?
Each of us has unique talents, abilities and skills that help make SJWCA the wonderful community that it is
. You can get involved by becoming a class parent, volunteering at an upcoming event, proposing or organizing an event, attending class trips, sharing your views/ideas at an upcoming HAA meeting, donating/obtaining goods for raffles/events, facilitating an after-school club and more.
Please keep in mind that in order to volunteer at events at which SJWCA children are present you need to be VIRTUS trained. For more information see "What is Virtus Training: below.  If you do want to get involved, a good place to start is by reaching out to your class parent or to the HAA board.

What are service hours?
In the Roman Catholic tradition service is one of our most important responsibilities. St Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy cherishes and upholds this tradition.
Image result for "service hours"As an expression of our school's philosophy which places parents as the primary educators of their children, each household is required to perform 15 Service Hours per year. Household volunteers (parents, guardians, and/or close relatives of the student) enhance the learning environment at SJWCA and expand opportunities for their children while helping reduce costs for the school. There are many ways to fulfill your family's service hours. You can chaperone trips, run a bake sale, volunteer at an event, run an after school club and more. Please be sure to sign the volunteer form when volunteering at events and to log your service hours with Ms. Pat at the front desk. 

What is Virtus Training?
All individuals that work with students/childen at SJWCA
must be VIRTUS trained. This includes volunteers at special events, those chaperoning field trips, working at bake sales, etc.  VIRTUS training is a one time requirement that you do not have to renew or do again once completed. Completing VIRTUS allows you to volunteer for events your children are attending and gives you a better opportunity to complete service hours. For more information or to sign up for Virtus Training visit

Who are the members of the HAA Board?
The 2019-2020 HAA board is made up of the following members: Al Fiore (President), Courtney Wood (Vice President), Michele Ruggiero-Sheehan (Treasurer), Lidia Gonzalez (Secretary) & Lynn McKee (Parent Coordinator). The HAA Board members are elected via an election in which all parents/guardians of students at SJWCA are able to vote. Each individual elected serves a two year term. It is possible to serve consecutive terms.

How do I contact the HAA Board?

You can e-mail the HAA board at: HAA@sjwca.org.

You can e-mail the parent coordinator at: parentcoordinator@sjwca.org.


  • HAA General Meeting - December 11, 2019
    The HAA will be holding a general meeting for all parents/guardians of students at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy and would love for you to join us. Come learn about upcoming events, new initiatives and ways you can get involved. Bring your ideas, questions and suggestions.

    Wednesday December 11, 2019
    Enter the school through the main entrance on Windsor Place
    Posted by SJWCA HAA
  • SJWCA Christmas Party - December 8, 2019
    Sunday December 8, 2019
    1pm - 5pm
    Shepherd’s Hall

    Featuring pictures with Santa (1-2:30pm), a screening of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2:45-4:30pm), a visit by the grinch (4:30-5pm), crafts, letters to Santa, snacks (hot chocolate, popcorn, pizza, treats), cash bar and 50/50 Raffle.

    Tickets are $10 per child. Sign up today! 

    Additionally, please consider donating items for the event and/or volunteering (set up, event help and/or clean up) as this is a great way to earn your volunteer hours!
    Posted Nov 26, 2019, 10:32 AM by SJWCA HAA
  • Vendor Sale - November 24, 2019
    Many thanks to all those that came out on Sunday, November 24th in support of the vendor sale! Thanks also to the volunteers who helped with set-up, clean up and everything in between.

    The event was a great success with close to 30 vendors selling a wide variety of quality items such as handmade crafts/personalized items, clothing/shoes, jewelry, tasty treats of all kinds, toys, holiday decor and even dog treats! The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were selling wreaths of various kinds and there were numerous baskets and items raffled off! All in all it was an excellent day!
    Posted Nov 26, 2019, 10:31 AM by SJWCA HAA
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