The mission of the Family Association is to support the school through community building and fundraising.  The Family Association works to organize, both, spiritual and social events that will foster a greater sense of unity within our Kennedy Catholic community.  It is our goal to raise funds that will enrich the lives of all of our students.  We continue to support the Kennedy Catholic Advancement Office, as well as, create our own independent endeavors that will directly benefit students and faculty.  We will look to create opportunities to educate our membership on the most current topics of interest.

The Family Association meetings are held the first Tuesday of each school month in the School Library at 7:00pm.

Events the Family Association Assists With

  • Freshman Communion Breakfast
  • Open Houses
  • Golf Outing
  • Coffee Meet and Greet at TACHS
  • Homecoming Events
  • Annual Auction
  • Junior Ring Night
  • National Honor Society Induction
  • Spring K-Fest
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Academic Awards Night

Get involved as much or as little as you like because together we can do more!

Committees and Coordinators 2016-2017

  • Family Association Chair

    Faith Cartisano P’18 & P’20 & Michelle McKearney P’18 & P’20 Co-Chairpersons

    Coordinates family association committees and works with the school administration to ensure goals are aligned and met.  To reach the Co-Chairs – contact

  • Athletics

    Lina Keogh P’17

    Athletics committee works closely with the Athletic Director, Team Coaches, and Team Parents for each sport.  They coordinate various activities and events including the concession stand, Homecoming, memorial events, sports dinners and fundraising  recruiting parent volunteers and students to assist.  To help and lend your support to this parent service effort, contact

  • Auction

    The Annual Auction in early November is a one of the biggest events of the year.  From advertising to decorating, there are dozens of ways to get involved in this fantastic evening. While planning begins in the summer, any amount of time you can give is appreciated.  Coordinator positions include Prize Chair, Decoration Chair and Publicity Chair.  Contact

  • Beautification

    Lisa Sherry P’19

    We are fortunate to have a wonderful 64 acre site which includes the natural beauty of a lake and woodlands. We are always working to augment this beautiful setting with flowers and plantings for each season.  If you are interested in sharing your green thumb contact

  • Communications

    Cathy Joyce P‘12 & P’17

    Family Association Communications works to provide information to parents regarding activities/events occurring at Kennedy through newsletters and the school website.  If you have information you would like to share,use the Submit News feature on the website or  contact

  • Sunshine / Hospitality

    Jeannette Luna

    This committee has two roles:

    The Sunshine members acknowledge Kennedy faculty, staff and student families both in times of need and celebration.  If your or someone your know needs our assistance, contact

    Our Hospitality volunteers supply refreshments and a friendly face at many events throughout the year including Freshman Brunch, Back to School Night, Open House, Band Concerts, and Junior Ring Night just to name a few. Pick one or all to help out at!  To be on the distribution list, contact

  • Ladies Night Out

    Christine Rossiter

    A great event that is as much fun to prepare for as it is to attend! This spring evening event features: shopping, raffles, food, drink and friends. Help pull it all together or simply come and enjoy!

  • Senior Parents

    Shelly Panny P’17

    Senior year is a busy time in the life of a student and there are many functions and events taking place. A few senior parents are needed to be the general contacts and coordinators to help keep all the activities flowing smoothly.  For questions, contact

  • Teacher Appreciation

    Joyce Ferraro ‘82, P’17

    This committee organizes a monthly breakfast for the teachers and staff, a Christmas luncheon, and an end of the year celebration. If you would like to lend a hand with one or all of these lovely events or donate food, please contact

  • Uniform Thrift Program

    Cristina Bleakly P ’16

    This group works to recycle and reuse gently worn uniforms within the school community.  This group seeks donations of outgrown or never worn uniforms which are offered back to the school community for a suggested donation which underwrites FA initiatives.  Extra uniforms are sent as donations to schools in the Philippines through a joint venture with St. Columba School in Hopewell Jct., NY.   To donate, contact

Fundraising Information

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards

Shop at Stop and Shop and earn money for the school!

Each year Stop and Shop offers a program for schools called  “A+ School Rewards” where you can earn money for our school just by using your Stop and Shop card at checkout. All you have to do is register for the program on the Stop and Shop web site with your Stop and Shop card. It’s easy! Just follow these instructions:

– Go to the Stop and Shop web site

– Click on “Register your Card” in the red box on the right hand side

– Enter the first 3 letters of your last name, as well as the 13 digit number found on the back of your S&S card

– Click the “look up” button

– Enter our city and state: “Somers, NY”

– Click the “look up” button

– Next click the circle next to our school name – John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

– Click “submit school and continue”

– If you have another school you want to add, go through the process again (you can have 2 schools active at once)

– When finished, click the confirmation button

That’s it!

DeCicco’s Family Market - Brewster

DeCiccio’s in Brewster will donate 1% of your pre-tax order to Kennedy Catholic.  Simply place your receipt in the box labeled Kennedy Catholic HS located near the exit.  Should you need a copy of the receipt; the checkout person can print a duplicate for you.  Another option is to send the receipts into the school office to the attention of the DeCiccos Reward Program, c/o the Family Association for submission.

DeCiccio’s Family Market - Jefferson Valley

Just mention Kennedy Catholic to the cashier before starting your checkout at DeCicco’s Family Market in Jefferson Valley and the school will receive a percentage of your spend.

Donations for the Murphy ’78 Family

One of our beloved Kennedy Catholic alumni, Anne Marie McGowan Murphy ’78, was a victim of the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Conn. She leaves behind four children. Click Family Association Collecting for Murphy ’78 Family for more information.

Helpful Resources for Parents