Philosophy of Program

Parents are recognized as the primary educators of their children.  Catholic education exists to assist them in their task of educating their children in the faith.  The Parent Participation Program is an opportunity for building community, creating a positive school environment, and enriching the learning experiences of children.   We encourage parents to take an active role in our school and parish, and we appreciate their support.

General Guidelines

Every family with children in grades K-8 is encouraged to become actively involved at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School.  A family who participates in the program completes work in lieu of a Non-Participation Activity Fee ($400.00).  Families who participate in the Parents’ Participation Program commit to a minimum of 20 points of service per school year and are encouraged to continue their support and participation after the minimum standards have been met.

The 20 points required per family can be earned in various ways.  Under most circumstances, one hour of participation equals one point.  There are a few functions that require year round commitment.  For example, a few of those jobs include Athletic Board, Home and School Board, School Board, and Committee heads/Chairpersons.  These jobs are assigned a specific value for the school year.

Families will have the opportunity to sign up for specific committees or other school activities in March. Due to committee needs, each parent may not receive the assignment that they prefer.  You must complete all events listed once they are assigned, even if you volunteer for other events throughout the year. 

However, if you have a schedule conflict or a change in family status etc. you may make changes to your choices by contacting the school office during the school year. 

Points begin to accumulate from May 1 of one school year – April 30 of the next school year.  Points earned after May 1 will count toward next school year’s participation program (i.e. 8th Grade Award Banquet, Fun in the Sun, Vacation Bible School, Parish Picnic, etc.)  Also, any other volunteer work/activities which are not listed on the sign-up sheet must be pre-approved by the Principal or the School Board.

Please see the links in the right column of this page for more information about the committees and the form to print out.