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Service

Our Philosophy:

As a Christ-centered community, one of the best ways to model Christ for our children is through service. We also grow stronger in friendship and faith when we work together for the benefit of our children, parish, school, and community as a whole. Throughout the year, there are many events, activities, and clubs whose success depends on the help of SIJ parents and families.

 

 

Guidelines:

Each school family is asked to give 25 or more service hours throughout the year, or 15 hours for families of part-time students. Four (4) of these hours must be committed to the annual Summerfest. All service hours are due by May 1st of each school year. Any hours beyond 25 that are served after April 1st may count for the following school year.

 

Should a family decide they are not able to make a commitment of their time to the school/parish, they may elect to pay $500 ($300 for part-time families) in lieu of the 25 service hours. If a family completes only a portion of the necessary hours, the remaining hours will be charged at $20/hour.

 

Service hour fees are added to your account PRIOR to the start of the school year. Full time families will see a charge of $500 ($20 x 25 hours) and part time families will see a charge of $300 ($20 x 15 hours) in their FACTS Management Account. As hours are served and reported by the activity’s coordinator, they will be subtracted from your account. If hours remain unserved after May 1st, the charge will remain on your account.

 

A family may also make a donation of items and/or professional services that are of general benefit to the school to satisfy volunteer hours. If a parent’s business or profession is one that could provide a service to the school that would normally have to be paid for, please consider donating that product or service in fulfillment of parent service hours (e.g. technology services, advertising/marketing services, landscaping, construction projects, donations of supplies). Please contact the school to qualify your donation in advance.

 

Our hope is that each family member most enjoyably uses his or her God-given talents and resources to help SIJ thrive. Working together with joy and faith, we can strengthen our community as a light to our children and to all.

 

 

Type of Service 

How to Get Involved 

Parents Club: Attend meetings (3rd Weds of every month at 7pm), volunteer for committees, donate food/pop when asked, help at events/fundraisers including Teacher Luncheons, Mom-to-Mom Sale, Vendor Show, Catholic Schools Week events, Family Fun Run, assemblies, and more! A main source of service hour opportunities. 

 

 Email sijparentsclub@gmail.com 

 

Attending meetings is the best way to hear about everything, but watch the school and Parents Club newsletters for more sign-ups and opportunities. 

Men’s Club: Volunteer to help at events/fundraisers including Lenten Fish Fry, Trunk-or-Treat, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dinner Night. A main source of service hour opportunities.  (Meets the 2nd Weds evening of every month.) 

 

Lenten Fish Fry:  Such a big event and needs so many helpers, it gets its own mention!  Every week of Lent, help each Wednesday evening with prep work or on Friday during the fry.  

 

Email sijmensclub@gmail.com

 

Attending meetings is the best way to hear about everything, but watch the school newsletter and school emails for more sign-ups and opportunities. 

 

Fish Fry:  Look for signups via email 

SummerFest:  All families are required to work 4 hours, but you can work as many as you want. Serve food/beverage, work security or transportation, sell raffle tickets, bake for the bake sale, work the kids game tent, set-up or tear-down, and much more—there’s something for everyone! A main source of service hour opportunities. 

 

 

sijfestival@gmail.com  

Lunch Duty:  Come during lunch time to help supervise the cafeteria and the playground. 

 

Sign up in SchoolSpeak or email kmoore@saintisaacjogues.com 

In-Classroom Help:  Help in your child’s classroom with holiday parties or other special activities, help the teacher with a variety of tasks like tearing workbook pages, classroom organizing or cleaning, or any other help they need.  All classroom help varies by teacher, so don’t be afraid to ask them what they need! 

 

Email your classroom teacher; email or look for info from Room Reps (you will find out who they are at beginning of school year). 

Field Trips: You earn service hours for chaperoning field trips (Grades K-8).  Preschool and Prekindergarten field trips do NOT count for service hours since they are optional and every student must have their own parent/guardian driver/chaperone. 

 

 

Look for info from your classroom teacher. 

Auction: Join the planning committee for SIJ’s biggest fundraiser of the year, or volunteer day-of with setup, etc. 

 

sijauction@gmail.com 

Parish Services: Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Usher, Church Cleaning, Religious Education teacher, etc. 

 

Contact the Parish Center at 

586-778-5100 or see parish bulletin 

Adult Parish Choir 

parishoffice@saintisaacjogues.com

Donations of services: If your business or profession is one that could provide a service to the school that would normally have to be paid for (e.g. technology services, advertising/marketing services, landscaping, construction projects, donations of supplies), please consider donating that product or service in fulfillment of parent service hours.  Please qualify your donation in advance. 

 

kmoore@saintisaacjogues.com 

 

Other opportunities: A wide array of opportunities arise throughout the year as needed! 

 

Watch the newsletter and your email for ways to help!