A healthy spirit of volunteerism among our parents is necessary to the vitality and strength of St. Ann School. When you give an hour of your time, you make the school a richer place for your children and their classmates, whether you are able to come in and help or offer your time off campus and outside of school hours. As you volunteer, you also build relationships with the other parents, which helps create a vibrant, collaborative community, much like a family.
To ensure that the time is spread evenly among parents, each family pays a refundable $300 Volunteer Deposit at registration, which will be credited back on the last tuition statement as long as 15 hours of volunteer service have been recorded for the school year by March 31. Hours accumulated after April 1 can be credited toward the next academic year’s volunteer commitment. We do understand that many families have two working parents or little ones who require attention at home, which is why we have many opportunities for you to become involved both in and out of school. St. Ann utilizes Signup.com to post volunteer needs, and the site also tracks the hours you have put in for you.
PLAY BINGO AND EARN VOLUNTEER CREDIT!
Parents should complete and mark their BINGO cards in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal pattern of five grid spaces. Once you have done so, you may send your card in to the School Office, no later than Friday, February 14 to be reviewed. You will receive an hour toward your parent volunteer hours if the items on your card are verified–remember, you have until the end of March to complete your volunteer requirement for the year and earn back your $300 fee! Any parent who completes a verified “cover all,” filling ALL of the spaces, will receive FIVE volunteer hours! If any classes have 100% participation (every family turns in a card with at least one BINGO), the students in those classes will receive a prize.