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Our Mission

The Home and School Association (HSA) is the parent association of the Merritt Memorial School (MMS).



The mission of the MMS HSA is to:

  • Promote communication between the home and school

  • Enhance the curriculum wherever possible in concert with the teachers and administration

  • Promote the welfare of the children

  • Bring into a closer relationship the home and school, so that the parents or guardians and teachers may cooperate intelligently and effectively in the education of each child.

What do we do?

  • We support MMS teachers and their programs through volunteer efforts in the classroom, lunchroom, library, and through our Teacher Enrichment Grant Program.

  • We enhance the curriculum by sponsoring programs such as: Assemblies, Author Visits, Classroom Enhancements, Field Trips, Child Safety and After School Programs.

  • We sponsor special events for students and their families throughout the year such as: the Fall Picnic, Fall & Spring Book Fairs, Halloween Party, VIP Day, International Day, Earth Day, and Mustang Field Day.

  • We provide and manage the school lunch program.

  • We provide high school scholarships for graduating MMS students.

How do we do it?

  • We fundraise with Student Directory sales, Scholastic Book Fairs, Coupon Book sales, Art for Kids sales, as well as mini-fundraisers throughout the year.

  • We raise money through the lunch program that we organize, manage, and serve each day.

  • We host an annual Spring Celebration GALA dinner party and auction that raise monies to support a significant and primary school need.

  • Dedicated Parent Volunteers are the key to the success of the HSA. They make everything happen and drive all of the success of the HSA.

Where do the raised funds go?

Over the years, the HSA has funded many special projects that enhance the school curriculum and related programming. All monies raised go directly to benefit MMS students. Some of the special projects funded include:

  • SMARTBoards used in large and small group instruction

  • SMARTBoard Document Cameras

  • Computer Laptops and Laptop Carts

  • Sentio Handhelds used by students to communicate with SMARTBoards

  • Apple iPad 2

  • Digital Cameras

  • DVD Players

  • Playground Equipment

  • Leveled Readers to replenish all classroom libraries

  • Assignment Books for Grade 2-5 students

  • Scholastic and Time for Kids Readers for all classrooms

  • Morning Announcement Character Education Program

  • Chromebooks

  • Compost Bins

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