Family Commitment Plan
Sacred Heart School is committed to creating a friendly, nurturing environment for each student entrusted to our care. But since tuition payments alone are not enough to keep our school running strong, we rely on volunteerism and fundraisers.
Under our Family Commitment Plan, we require each Sacred Heart family to contribute 28 hours of service to the school, including 3 hours to the annual Benefit Auction (formerly called “More Than an Auction”). This important plan helps to support SHS in many areas, such as educational programs, tuition assistance, computer and technology updates, required professional development for teachers, building maintenance, and more.
We encourage parents, grandparents, older siblings, and students themselves to participate. Your involvement will help to ensure the continued success of our school, reinforce your child’s appreciation of the good in helping others, and give your families a meaningful opportunity to interact with other Sacred Heart families.
The links below represent some ways to fulfill your service hours. Other examples include serving on the Sacred Heart School Board, participating in Mission Awareness, helping with extracurricular functions.
After-School Program (ASP)
Help plan and supervise activities for students enrolled in the After-School Program. This is a very important program for working parents whose children attend Sacred Heart.
Alumni Relations Committee
Help Development Director to plan and carry out activities for and with alumni of SHS, such as reunions, school visits, and guest speakers.
Annual Fund Committee
Help the Development Director plan and carry out the Annual Fund mailing in the fall of each year; assist with any follow-up efforts such as mailings and phone-a-thons.
Fulfill at least 3 of the required 28 service hours by participating in one of the following Benefit Auction committees: Children’s Activities, Decorating/Set-up, Food, Gift Baskets, Publicity, Solicitation, Raffle.
Building and Grounds
Help the Maintenance Supervisor with buildings and grounds projects in and around the school, as needed throughout the year.,/p>
Assist the Cafeteria Manager with preparing and serving hot lunches to students. Help with clean-up afterwards.
Help with setting up booths, planning crafts and activities, or selling food at community fairs and similar venues.
Home and School Association
Assist with or participate in the many HSA-sponsored activities and fundraisers, such as Back-to-School Night, Book Fairs, hoagie and cheesecake sales, Catholic Schools Week, and more.
Catalog, cover, and shelve books. Check out books for students. Assist Librarian with weekly lessons.
Photocopy, assemble print materials, assist with mailings, and perform other office duties as needed.
Help the Development Director plan and implement strategies for attracting and retaining students. Contact prospective Sacred Heart families from Sacred Heart and St. Jude Parishes and other locations.
Help the Technology Coordinator with the following: developing and implementing plans for our current and expanding technology curriculum and hardware; making and reviewing school technology recommendations.