Volunteers serve a very important role at St. Francis Xavier School. As a volunteer you help to support educational programming and experiences for our students. We have several ways for you to volunteer at SFX.
Volunteers are required to complete a Virtus training , here are the volunteer Virtus requirements.
All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I). For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (p. 3).
Interested parents can sign up for volunteer opportunities during Open House. To learn more about our different opportunities for volunteers, please see our volunteer guide below.
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Room Parents are responsible for coordinating parties with the teachers, setting up, and cleaning up for each classroom party. Room Parents and Teachers work together. It is the responsibility of the Room Parents to liaise with the teacher, at least two weeks prior to the party date, to discuss the party. Upon the scheduled party date, the Room Parents and Teacher will assist each other in facilitating the party. The Teacher will remain with his/her class to maintain control and discipline of the students, at all times.
The Room Parents are responsible for contacting classroom parents, via telephone or letter, to request donations for the party. Please allow the parents ample time to send in the items requested. Snacks, drinks, games, paper products and such. The PTA usually donates $3.00 per child each year to help with monetary costs. It is important to communicate with the parents in your class and to include them at the party. We ask that we limit the number of volunteers to three per classroom for the safety of all the teachers and staff. (Please remind parents that they must be sign in first and obtain a visitor’s pass.)
Keep in mind; most of the parties are an hour long, which provides you with a fair amount of time to provide snacks, crafts, games, or other activities. It is up to you and the teacher to decide what will make each party a success.
All classroom parties are to be held within their respective classrooms.
Please check first with your teacher for any special requests or for any changes in set-up times. Allow ample time for clean up, following the party, and prior to dismissal.
In the event the Room Parents cannot be present to set up and/or clean up, someone should be specifically designated to serve in this capacity. Again, please include other parents to assist you. Many are eager to help.
Room Parents in each specific grade level must work together to coordinate the parties to ensure that all parties remain consistent and to avoid competition between individual classrooms. THIS MEANS: Communicate with your fellow Room Parents within your grade level, so that classes within the same grade level receive similar parties. This does not mean that parties must be identical. By all means, be creative.
When providing snacks keep school policy in mind: check with the teacher for food allergies, it is important to provide a safe environment for all students.
We are once again asking for every parent’s cooperation with our lunchroom program. Our current full time Lunchroom Coordinator is Laura Chomanics. With the help of volunteer parents they strive to insure that our children are able to eat and play in a safe and comfortable environment. However, if we do not have enough Parent volunteers, our goals cannot be achieved, and it is our children who ultimately suffer. In order for the daily lunch time routine to run smoothly, we estimate that we will need at least six adult volunteers each day to help out.
We would like every parent to volunteer this upcoming school year for lunchroom duty. If you are a working parent, we are asking you to look over your schedule, and choose a day when you have off. We are looking for 100% participation from each and every family here at St. Francis Xavier School. For those who have been faithful in coming to volunteer in the lunchroom on a regular basis, we can’t thank you enough.
Bingo at SFX runs year round. We really need your HELP!
2 Hour Shifts:
Sunday’s: 4:00 – 6:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday’s: 5:15 – 7:15 and 7:15 – 9:15 PM
The St. Francis Xavier School community relies on the commitment that our volunteers make to our school. When you chose a Catholic education for your children at St. Francis Xavier School, you promised to give of your talents in many ways, volunteering being an important one. Volunteering at Bingo for a 2 hour shift is one of many ways to give of your time and talent. This commitment does not go unnoticed.
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