At St. Ignatius Catholic School, the growth of our students is a cooperative and collaborative effort by and among families, the school community and the church. Research shows that parental involvement is one of the top indicators of student success. Thank you for all the time and effort you dedicate to making St. Ignatius Catholic School a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. Our school would not be the same without the many hours that our parents donate to our program.
Please remember, we require that each family contribute at least 25 hours of assistance per year to school or parish sponsored events and activities, including involvement in at least one fund raising event. These hours are essential in order for our school to reach its highest potential. Families that fail to complete and record 25 hours of participation will be charged $25 per hour that is not completed. (Note that families of our Pre-K students (who do not also have a K-8 student) are invited but not required to complete 25 hours of assistance.)
We hope that we can make this experience rewarding for both your family and our community, and we seek to understand the unique gifts, talents and interests of each family to best match those abilities with the needs of our community.
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Lunch Room- HERE
Library- email email@example.com
Foundation BINGO Nights- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jog-a-Thon 2023- email email@example.com
This year, all hours will be recorded by parents in the FACTS SIS system. You can enter your hours by logging into your FACTS SIS account, going to the “Family” tab, then “Family Home”. There you will see an option to add service hours under each parent’s portal with a description of the work completed. ALL HOURS MUST BE RECORDED BY PARENTS IN FACTS TO BE COUNTED. If a grandparent or other family member is completing time on your behalf, the parent must enter the time under their own name in FACTS and then add the name of the family member that actually completed those hours in the notes section. The school will use signup.com information to verify hours but parents must record all hours worked in FACTS. The benefit to this is that parents will always be able to go in and see their logged volunteer hours in real time.
Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteering
Check your school newsletter to find links to sign up for volunteers opportunities. Thank you for volunteering!
No. The Family Participation Program requires a total of 25 hours per family. These hours can be completed by parents, grandparents, and/or other family members. To make sure the hours get credited to your account, please have all volunteers put the name of your oldest child (first and last name please) when completing the online signup. These requests can also be forwarded to the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We track these hours from June 1- May 31 each year (so hours completed in July, 2023 count towards the 2023-2024 school year). We greatly appreciate your time, talents, and efforts with all prior volunteering. Your contributions helped make St. Ignatius a reality.
If you sign up for an activity and find that you have a conflict, you can go into SignUp.com and remove your spot. If you do have to cancel, please do so as early as possible. We rely on our volunteers and if you do not show up it can make it difficult to complete the activity. Early notification is crucial for our school day volunteers. You can contact Katelyn Smith at email@example.com for any questions or problems with school day volunteering.
No. Service hours by both parents and children do not count. As the school year progresses, the children will be required to participate in service projects. This participation is not part of the Family Participation Program. The one exception is if you are a member of the Service Committee that organizes service events (i.e. St. Vincent’s dinners).
Unfortunately, there is not a way to sign up for multiple days of volunteering at one time. The signup was created this way to allow many people to participate in all activities and to avoid numerous cancellations due to families not knowing their exact schedules for an entire year. There are some options for you however. The School Day Volunteers signup has been created in 2-month blocks. Two of these blocks are being posted at the same time. If you know that you can commit to this time frame, you can email the Volunteer Coordinator with your exact schedule. This multiple day scheduling can be done for you so you do not have to spend the time filling out spots for individual days. Please make sure and provide your email address and phone so you can be contacted to confirm the spots and for any questions.
You can contact the front office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about volunteering or how to record your hours.