St. Ann School Volunteer Philosophy & Point System
Thank you for your commitment to and support of St. Ann School!
Family engagement is one of the cornerstones of the St. Ann School experience. Through the contributions of time, talent and treasures, families add richness to students' academic life. The Home & School Association seeks to foster family engagement by identifying a variety of volunteer opportunities for supporting the academic, social and spiritual aspects of our children's educational experience. Our goal is to support family engagement by identifying volunteer opportunities that leverage the vast array of skills, expertise and interests of families while fitting into the realities of school and non-school obligations.
A wide variety of volunteer opportunities related to enrichment of the student, school/classroom and family/community experience as well as fundraising are available. A full description of those opportunities is included below.
Each family is asked to commit to earning 8 volunteer points through the course of the year (Sept. - Aug.). Each volunteer opportunity has been assigned a point value. Eight (8) of the volunteer points will come from work done on pre-determined Home & School committees (list and descriptions below). In addition, parents/guardians (or other family members who have taken Protecting God’s Children) are asked to sign up for one (1) lunch/recess shift through the course of the year. And, each family is asked to volunteer in some capacity for one of three major events – Spaghetti Dinner, Adult-only fundraiser or Grandparents/special person’s day.
Buy-out of volunteer points can be done at a rate of $25/point and can be done in total or in part. Extra points earned (above 10) do not get carried over to the next year - but DO earn you extra kudos AND more valuable time invested in your kids' educational experience!
Note:Special requests for volunteer work that supports the St. Ann School community in one of the areas identified above can be submitted for approval and point assessment to the Home & School Executive Committee. Regardless of how the eight (8) committee points are earned, however, all families are asked to fulfill the one (1) lunch shift and volunteer at at least one of the three major events (description follows).
Sign Up Information
Volunteer sign up can be done by logging into www.signupgenius.com. When you are on the homepage, click the "find a sign up" button in the green menu bar at the top of the page. Enterhands@stanns.com and then "search." You will see a list of all of the volunteer opportunities that are available. Select the committees you are interested in to see descriptions or sign up. If you have not already created an account in SignUp Genius, you will be asked to do so. This will allow you to better manage your sign ups in the future (i.e. you will get reminders of sign ups).
Dues payments ($75/family) and point buy-out (if you choose a buy-out option) can be paid at the Aug. 30, 2018 Back-to-School Night/Ice Cream Social, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you prefer to pay dues in trimester payments via FACTS, please log into your FACTS account to select that option.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact Russ Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Ann Home & School Association Steering Committee, 2018/19 Chair