The strength of a school community relies heavily on the support and involvement of all the families that the school serves. Each family of Little Flower School should be involved in at least one of the many programs that serve our students. Every child benefits from the commitment, interest, and assistance given by involved mothers and fathers.
All persons who have contact with children are required by the Archdiocese of Washington to attend an awareness workshop entitled "Protecting God’s Children" and to complete an electronic background check. This policy is for all Archdiocesan personnel, including priests, deacons, religious, employees, contract workers and parent volunteers. This policy extends to all of our parents who volunteer here at school in any capacity where the children are present. Parents who do not fulfill these requirements may not assist at school.
Please see the links below if you need forms or information for proceeding with the volunteer process. The Archdiocesan website, www.adw.org, has all the current information regarding the required workshop, "Protecting God’s Children." Please be aware that the frequency of these sessions varies so you'll need to allow plenty of time to complete the process before you can begin volunteering.
PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
After School Programs – work with
Art help – assist the art teacher with uploading student artwork photos and arranging displays around the school and for the annual Art Show.Career Day – volunteers would be willing to give presentations to the Jr. High students on their areas of expertise.
Fathers’ Club – Our fathers are invited to join in community with one another to provide a male presence in our school and lend support to the varied activities of our school and parish. The Fathers’ Club is open to all men in the parish.
Fundraising – volunteers are needed to assist with the following fundraising events that are scheduled to benefit the school: Auction, Boxtops for Education,
Home and School Special Events– volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, food service, clean-up, etc. at family events hosted throughout the year. Many events are held in the evenings and you would be contacted prior to each event.
Homeroom Parent – volunteers are needed from each grade to serve as the liaison between homeroom teacher and class parents with special events and field trips. A meeting of all Homeroom Parents and the Coordinators will be held in the fall with specific details of responsibilities for the year.
Hospitality – volunteers are needed to assist with set up, planning, and providing refreshments at selected school functions. Functions may include Open House, Registration, Home and School Association Meetings, and other special events.
Hot Lunch – volunteers and substitutes are needed to prepare and serve hot lunches, which are offered every Tuesday & Thursday. Volunteers are asked to sign up for one day a month, from 11:40 to 1:00 pm. The Hot Lunch Program runs from late September to May.
Library Aides – volunteers are needed to help the Librarian with class groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On these days, volunteers assist with book selection, checkout, the shelving of books as well as reading to children in the lower grades. In addition, there are special projects throughout the year for which assistance is needed.
Morning Arrival – volunteers are needed to assist with morning arrival from 8:00 am to 8:10 am. This involves directing cars at drop off to assure the safety of our students.
Open House Guides – volunteers are needed to serve as guides at the school’s two Open House events. The parent guide takes visitors on tour of the school and answers questions that the visitor may have regarding LFS. Our parent guides are our best PR people. You are welcome to "shadow" another parent to see how it's done and the staff is here to help with any unfamiliar questions!
Playground – adult supervision is needed during the noon recess from to . At least six (6) volunteers are needed each day. (Working parents are most welcome to arrange to come during year on an irregular basis)
Uniform Exchange – Assistance includes sorting uniforms and conducting the sale at school several times a year.
Yearbook – volunteers are needed to take pictures throughout the school year and help with the layout of the book.
Other – other areas of assistance in which to volunteer might include classroom presentations, photography, videotaping, publicity, website, technology. Share your ideas
Thank you for all that you do to make our school a very special place. Your presence in these programs is a blessing for every member of our Little
God bless your generosity and your spirit of selflessness.