Parent Involvement


 

 

Parents - Part of the Team
 

Our Lady of Lourdes invites all parents to become actively involved in working with school personnel to maximize their child’s educational experience. Since parents are the first and primary teachers of their children, it is important that a cooperative relationship is established between home and school, with the child’s best interest being the primary goal. 

Volunteering in the school is a big plus for students, staff, and families. Parent volunteers enhance the learning environment and opportunities for their children while helping reduce costs!

 

Family Service Hour Requirement


Our Lady of Lourdes Volunteer Program is essential to the success of our school. Our volunteer program reduces costs by utilizing parent, grandparent, and parish volunteers. Volunteering also allows parents to have greater participation in their children’s school life and to share in the responsibility of the  success of their education.

All parents are required to support the efforts of Our Lady of Lourdes School by contributing a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer time per family per year (15 hours for single parents) in various events and service activities. This is a wonderful way to become acquainted with school parents and grow in the spirit of the Our Lady of Lourdes community.

Volunteer opportunities include room parents, health room parents, auction workers, annual campaign, development committee, golf tournament, hot lunch, tool time, and much more. Families will annually complete a form outlining volunteers hours provided.

All school volunteers must complete Safe Environment Training (SET).
 

Volunteer Sign-up


Numerous avenues are available for parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities!

Sign up at the annual Parent Orientation meeting the held the first Thursday evening of fall term.

Respond to volunteer requests for events as they occur throughout the year.

Volunteer/Service contracts are available in the School Office.

 

What service hours are and aren’t…


Examples of qualifying service hours:

  • Taking the time to make cookies or treats for an event

  • Coaching a CYO team

  • Driving on a field trip

  • Attending a PALS meeting

  • Helping with the Christmas Program

  • Procuring for the Auction

  • Working at the Golf Tournament

Examples of non-qualifying service hours:

  • Buying crayons for your child’s classroom

  • Attending a CYO sports game

  • Attending the Christmas Program

  • Buying items or treats for your child’s classroom

  • Attending the Auction

  • Golfing at the Golf Tournament

Event Volunteers Needed


Auction

Jog-A-Thon

Golf Tournament

Around School Volunteers


Health Room 

Book Sales

PALS Hospitality

and more!