Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School relies on the support of the parents and guardians of our students to carry out many of the auxiliary programs that add to the success of our school year. Parents may enlist the help of Grandparents, Aunts, or Uncles to assist them in reaching the required service points.
Remember that volunteering not only benefits your kids, but will enrich the classroom, the whole school, and the entire community by providing students with positive interaction, support, and encouragement.
Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:
Parent Participation at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School is known as “Service Points.” This participation program is outlined on the formal Tuition Agreement Form signed at Registration. Each family is expected to complete 30 points per year (or 20 points for a single-parent household). Families not meeting the service point requirements by the end of the school year will be assessed a flat fee of $1,000.
Volunteering at Our Lady of Mercy School is an experience and a privilege for both the school and the volunteer. It is designed to promote and maintain a supportive relationship with the students, teachers, and school staff.
Please help keep our program running smoothly by following these guidelines:
The following Code of Ethics is essential for volunteers:
We want to thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering at Our Lady of Mercy School. The teachers, students and staff greatly appreciate the time you are willing to share through your volunteer work here. You will add greatly to the educational experience of our students.
Some of the ways you can help during school hours, after school, or during the weekend…
Remember that not everyone is suited for the same type of involvement — you may have to "try on" a number a few activities before you find something that feels right. If you're at a loss for how you can help, just ask your child's teacher or a PTO Board member who will likely be glad to help you think of something.