Parent Participation

St. Dunstan Catholic School is a vital organization in the St. Dunstan Parish Community. For two reasons, we believe it is essential that all parents of St. Dunstan Catholic School take an active role in both school and parish activities.

We believe that a community of Faith is possible only when all members take an active role in the concerns of the parish.

We depend on volunteer services from parents in order to keep the tuition of the school within reason.

Participation means active service in parish and school activities. Each parent is asked to determine which needs of the church, parish or school they are best able to meet and to make arrangements with the groups involved.

SERVICE HOURS PROGRAM

Each family is required to contribute Service Hours to St. Dunstan Catholic School every year. The requirement is 20 hours for a single-parent home and 40 hours for a two-parent home.

Mandatory hours must be completed through the following:

Parish Festival – Two parent household is required to complete at least 6 hours of volunteer work in the Parish Festival. A single parent household is required to complete at least 3 hours.

Spring Fundraiser – First, Third, Fifth, and Seventh grade parents, in charge of the International Food Festival, MUST complete at least 3 service hours DURING the event.

Lunch Supervision – Each family is responsible to provide at least two (2) lunch supervision (yard duty) during the school year. However, if a family has more than one (1) student in school, they are required to one yard duty per grade to serve a maximum of two lunch supervision. Lunch Supervision assignments shall be divided equally between Grade K to 8. Each grade shall provide lunch supervision for approximately 15 consecutive regular and early dismissal school days (Minimum Days excluded) each year. Two parents per day will provide lunch supervision – one stationed at the North Yard and the other parent at the South Yard – from 11:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Parents will assist in cleaning tables after lunch. Parents must come on their scheduled days OR trade with another family within their class. Parents scheduled for lunch supervision are still required to come even on rainy days. A calendar and sign-up procedure will be provided in advance by the Home Room Parent for each grade. PARENTS WHO DO NOT SIGN UP WILL BE SCHEDULED BY THE HOME ROOM PARENT. If a parent does NOT show up for their assigned yard duty day, they will be rescheduled by the Home Room Parent for another day plus an additional day of yard duty. Parents may choose to do more than two hours of yard duty to complete their service hours for the school year.

These service hours must be completed by May 16, 2016. We are appreciative of the many families who serve above and beyond the required service hours. Parents can earn service hours by attending parent organization meetings such as the Women and Men’s Club.

If you plan to contribute time after May 16 of the 2015 – 2016 school year by working on year-end parties, assisting in a classroom, or taking Athletic Board inventory, for example, you must have your hours listed and signed off on the Service Hours form by the individual to whom the service hours commitment is made and by the Principal, and submit your Service Hours form to the school office no later than May 16, 2016 to receive service hours credit for the 2015 – 2016 school year.