One of the things that greatly enriches the experience at St. Augustine School is the generous donation of time, energy and talents that our parents provide. Participation is an essential part of our school community as parents meet and work side by side with other parents, enriching their own relationships while providing support to our children, school and parish.
The Parent Participation Program is managed by the PEC (Parish Education Committee) through the Parent Participation Coordinator. Each family is required to contribute a minimum number of volunteer hours each year per family which includes a modest number of designated mandatory tasks. For the 2022/2023 school year, we currently anticipate the requirement will be 35 hours. The requirement is reviewed and adjusted by the PEC on an annual basis and announced in September of each year.
Parent Participation Program
The program recognizes that every family’s circumstances are unique and may differ from year to year. The program offers a wide range of participation opportunities to suit all schedules. While over 90% of our families choose to participate in the program, during the registration process families are provided with the option of opting out by contributing a monetary amount commensurate with the value that volunteer hours provide to the school.
Volunteer activities are announced throughout the school year and are posted in the OnVolunteer Portal. New families will be contacted and provided with instructions on how to activate their accounts in early September.