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Malcolm S. Mackay Home School Association (H.S.A)

2018-2019 Membership Drive

111 Jefferson Ave.

Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

mackayhsa@gmail.com

 

For many years, the Mackay H.S.A. has been a true partner with the school district. The H.S.A. provides funds for materials and programs above and beyond the regular operating budget. The H.S.A. has made significant financial contributions for large projects as well as annual funding. Here are a few items that the H.S.A. has purchased and examples of ongoing annual contributions:

  1. Dyson Bladeless fans for every classroom to improve student comfort levels in the classroom
  2. Water filtration/bottle refilling and drinking fountain
  3. The top playground equipment, including the climbing web and soft ground, soccer goals and swing sets
  4. Annual Cultural Arts programs, Science programs and assemblies
  5. Sound enhancement systems in every classroom 
  6. 60 Google Chromebooks and associated supporting materials
  7. School landscaping and improvements, including the large sign near the flagpole, seasonal landscaping, Stone Garden and sprinkler system
  8. Classroom Gift accounts for all teachers ($300 per classroom every year)
  9. $900 per grade level for class trips every year/field trip stipends
  10. Annual Author’s Day visits 
  11. Volunteer Appreciation activities
  12. Annual Mackay Community Luncheon
  13. Initiating IPad Program for Grades K-1 resulting in the ultimate purchase of 30 IPads and crash resistant cases
  14. Classroom furniture, including area rugs and bookshelves
  15. Ongoing support of Mackay School Library
  16. Annual funding for Guided Reading Program
  17. Oversee Fifth Grade Graduation fundraising and activities
  18. Oversee Mackay Music Boosters fundraising for Music Program
  19. Funding for districtwide initiatives and lectures
  20. Indoor Board Games Program
  21. Sound System for Gymnasium/Auditorium
  22. Ongoing support for Guidance Department
  23. COMING SOON - Outdoor Classroom/Pavilion

In addition to these gifts and investments, the H.S.A. also provides a variety of services and events for all students/staff including:

  1. Special lunches
  2. Enrichment clubs
  3. Provide support for Student Council
  4. Support annual Mackay Art Show
  5. Online Directory App
  6. Provide snacks for standardized testing
  7. School Spirit activities
  8. Teacher Appreciation breakfasts/luncheons
  9. Family Picnic
  10. Annual Field Day
  11. Halloween Dance
  12. International Week
  13. Recess games and equipment
  14. Dr. Seuss/ Read Across America Activities
  15. Mackay Logo Wear
  16. School Supplies Program
  17. Staff Gift Card Program
  18. STEM and STEAM Program
  19. Annual Flower and Plant Sale
  20. Movie Night
  21. Family Science Nights
  22. Family Portraits

The Mackay School H.S.A. is also an active participant in the Tenafly Community and works hard to keep our member families up to date on activities happening in and around town with information provided by the Tenafly Recreation Department, Tenafly Nature Center and the Tenafly Library.

The annual dues ($35.00 per family) are the basis for our funding of these projects and events. With 100% support, we can continue to add enriching activities to support the professional educators in our school. We do not run many small fundraisers during the year, so it’s really important to collect our dues by October 12, 2018.

Being a paid member of the H.S.A. also provides families with additional perks including, but not limited to:

  1. Advanced access to enrichment club registration
  2. Discounted or FREE tickets to certain H.S.A. sponsored activities throughout the school year

The foundation of our success is the large group of hardworking volunteers, who dedicate countless hours in helping make our school run smoothly. We hope you will volunteer your time, participate in our monthly meetings, and perhaps be an active class parent or committee chair.

Thank you for being an active member of our school community and for your anticipated support throughout the year!

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