Parents volunteer at the parish festival
participation is vital to a successful school program. A sense of joint
responsibility shared by parents and teachers forms the basis of the
Faith Community in which the child will be nurtured and will grow into a
happy, responsible Catholic adult. A program that brings about
successful parent-teacher interaction assures that the task of educating
the child is a cooperative responsibility. In addition to fulfilling
mandatory parent participation requirements, the parents are encouraged
to participate in the social activities of the Parent Association. We,
at St. Barbara Catholic School, encourage all our students' parents to be
actively involved members of our school family.
Parent Participation Requirements
As a requirement of student enrollment in St. Barbara Catholic School, parents must participate in the following:
- Service Hours: Two
parent families must complete 25 service hours per year; single parent
families must complete 15 service hours per year. At least 5 of these
hours must be completed at the Parish Festival in September. Additional
hours may be completed by helping in the office or classroom,
chaperoning field trips, donating office and health room supplies, and
providing other needed services. Numerous opportunities are available to
allow parents to complete their service hours. You may opt to buy out
service hours at $25 per hour.
Parent Association: Every
parent of students enrolled in St. Barbara Catholic School is a member of the
Parents Association. At least one parent from each family must
attend August Back to School Night and September and May Parent
Association meeting, and other mandatory meetings. The Parents Association meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. These meetings are an important means of communication
between the school and parents. Meetings include information on current
issues, updates on fundraisers and special events, and presentations
pertinent to religion, social issues, and parenting.
Fundraising: Fundraisers are an important source of financial support for St. Barbara Catholic School. Each family is required to raise $500 in profit to meet the
needs of the school. Once this profit is met, additional profit will be
credited to school approved expenses or educational trips. You may opt
to buy out of fundraising at a cost of $50 per month. Profit can be
raised in the following ways:
- Parents Association Fund Raisers: Parents Association sponsored fundraisers are a great way for family, friends,
and co-workers to help raise funds for our students. Parents Association holds chocolate and gift wrap drives, cookie dough sales,
and spring fundraisers. 30-40% of sales (depending on event) will be
credited to your account.
Festival Raffle Tickets: Parents
are offered the opportunity to invite friends and family to help with
their child’s tuition through the Fall Festival Raffle ticket sales.
100% of all tickets you sell will be applied to your fundraising account.
- SCRIP Program: Profit
can be raised through the SCRIP program. Grocery, gasoline, retail
store, and restaurant gift certificates or debit cards are purchased
through the school office for face value. The difference between the
face value and the discounted price the school purchases the
certificates for is applied to your fundraising account. This is an easy
way to keep tuition costs down while making your usual grocery,
restaurant, gift, and gas purchases. Family and
friends can also help you meet your fund raising goal. Ask the school office about setting up separate accounts for their use. CLICK HERE to go to ShopWithScrip.com.