All parents of St. Cecilia Catholic School students are automatically members of the Home and School Association (HSA). The HSA is a parent-volunteer organization that promotes a closer relationship between parents and teachers. The HSA supports the school via various committees and events, including Field Day, Read-A-Thon and Astronomy Night. As a St. Cecilia parent and member of the HSA, you are a voice for our students. You are their best advocates.

The HSA typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 AM. Please confirm dates via the St. Cecilia Catholic School Website Calendar. The HSA will conduct hybrid meetings (in person and virtual) this year. Please come as you are. Baseball caps and work-out gear welcome! Parents can also attend the meeting via Zoom.

Please consider volunteering on an HSA committee. The volunteer committees are the lifeblood of the HSA. All HSA committees welcome new volunteers and have leadership opportunities available. The HSA appreciates the help and efforts of all volunteers, no matter how much time and service you can give.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

On behalf of the HSA, I welcome all returning and new St. Cecilia families. I know how excited we are to begin a new school year—especially after last year’s unique challenges.

I also welcome each of our new families. We are grateful you joined the St. Cecilia community. I am excited to meet you in the days to come! I am privileged to introduce the HSA Executive Board for 2021-2022. These amazing ladies include Caitlin Thomas as Vice President, Lauren Keys as Secretary, and Amy Crugnale as Treasurer.

President – Sam Schmella:

Sam and her husband, Stew, have two rising first graders, Laney and Neil, at St. Cecilia. Along with being a parishioner, Sam is a member of the St. Cecilia Women’s Club, room parent, Read-A-Thon Committee, Teacher Appreciation Committee, and school volunteer. Sam looks forward to helping promote stronger ties between the school and parents via the HSA. Contact Sam.


Vice President – Caitlin Thomas:

Caitlin and her husband, Frank, have two daughters at Saint Cecilia, a rising PK4 and rising 1st grader. Caitlin is a parishioner at Saint Cecilia and has been a member of the Saint Cecilia Women’s Club, room parent, and school volunteer for the last few years. She works full time managing an engineering technical services company. Caitlin loves the community at Saint Cecilia and is looking forward to supporting the relationship between our school and families. Contact Caitlin.


Secretary – Lauren Keys:

Lauren and David Keys have a daughter entering first grade at St. Cecilia and a son in high school. Lauren served as kindergarten room mom last year. She enjoyed applying her creative skills in the classroom. Lauren has accepted the role as HSA secretary. The Keys family is excited and honored to be part of such an amazing community. They look forward to welcoming new families to St. Cecilia Catholic School. Contact Lauren.


Treasurer – Amy Crugnale:

Amy and Brian Crugnale have two children at St. Cecilia, Elena in third grade and Samuel in PreK-4. Amy is a St. Cecilia alumni. Amy has been an involved parishioner at St. Cecilia since her childhood. Amy works full time with Brian running an automotive repair business in the Spring Branch area. She looks forward to playing an active role in supporting the relationship between the faculty, staff, parents, and our fantastic students during this exciting new school year. Contact Amy.