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 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 School, parents must participate in the following:
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 of students enrolled in St. Barbara School is a member of the
Parent 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 Parent
Association meetings are usually held once a month on Wednesday
evenings. 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.
raisers are an important source of financial support for St. Barbara
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 fund raising at a cost of $50 per month. Profit can be
raised in the following ways:
Parent Association Fund Raisers:
Association sponsored fund raisers are a great way for family, friends,
and co-workers to help raise funds for our students. Parent
Association holds chocolate and gift wrap drives, cookie dough sales,
and spring fund raiser. 30-40% of sales (depending on event) will be
credited to your account.
Festival Raffle Tickets:
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 sold will be applied to your fund raising account.
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. We also credit preferred
customer grocery programs such as Albertsons's and Ralph's. Family and
friends can also help you meet your fund raising goal.
CLICK HERE to go to Shop With Scrip.
Additional Parent Involvement
School Advisory Board:
Diocese has decreed that each parochial school shall have a school
advisory board. The St. Barbara School Advisory Board consists of three
officers, and the Chairpersons of Finance, Development, Technology,
Buildings & Grounds, Legal Issues, and Spirituality. Under each of
these chairpersons are committees. The board is made up of school
parents and other volunteers from the larger community who are
interested in the well being of the school in the present and sustaining
it into the future.
parent/guardian who has a child participating in after school sports is
a member of the Booster Club. Under the direction of the Athletic
Director, the Booster Club helps organize team parents, carpools and
snacks for games, runs snack bar at home games, runs the "New Year’s Tip
Off Classic" "B" Basketball tournament in January, and organizes the
end of year Sports Banquet. Various fundraisers enable the purchase of
uniforms and sports and training equipment.