About Parent Participation at Our Lady of Assumption

Assumption School has a very active Parent Participation program. This program has two main goals:

  1. To build community by having parents work together towards a common goal.
  2. To raise funds for the school, reduce expenses or provide service to the Parish.

The minimum number of hours required each year is 50. Some jobs, however, will require more than 50 hours. Some positions will also require participants to attend mandatory meetings. These are generally scheduled, and notification given to parents, at the beginning of the year.

In order to achieve the goals of the program, we need the full commitment of all participants. In other words, you are either fully in the Participation program or you are fully out of the program—there is no in between.

If you choose to be a part of the Parent Participation program, it is expected that you will look upon this responsibility with the same seriousness as you would a paid job (as a member of the program you will receive a Parent Participation tuition rate). It is expected that you will show up on time for your assigned shifts, carry out your tasks responsibly, and not leave until your shift if over.

Parent participation means that the PARENT must perform the work. As stated in our registration package, you cannot hire someone to do the work for you, nor can you send other family members (unless these family members have been trained and are recognized members of that category).

The parent participation program is an important dimension of the operation at our school. The purpose of the program is to promote a spirit of community and pride amongst our families, and provide tangible economic benefits to our school.

Families that are interested in applying for the Participation Program must indicate this on the registration form.  Specialized skills that are identified will help the Participation Coordinator to fill positions as they become available.  Parents are required to attend a mandatory meeting in the spring (date to be announced each year). The purpose of this meeting is to outline the Participation Program and the requirements of the program.

Upon acceptance a participating family is required to commit a minimum of 50 hours of parent participation each year. The participation year runs a full 12 months from July 1 to June 30. Using the Bingo model as a baseline most workers are required to work at least 4 hours 13 times a year, totalling 52 hours per year. Any additional required hours that cannot be completed within the assigned category will be completed in the Fundraising or Maintenance Category.

The Education Committee requires from all Participating parents a set of twelve undated cheques. Ten cheques will be in the amount of $25.00 each and will be cashed when a participation shift is missed at the rate of $25.00 per hour for each hour missed. Two cheques will be in the amount of $250.00 and will be applied towards any outstanding participation hours at the end of the school year based on the rate of $25.00 per hour for each hour not completed of your 50 hour requirement.

The Education Committee would like to reinforce that it is against policy to hire outside help to fulfill your participation requirements and therefore unacceptable. Parents wishing to change their participation category may apply to do so by completing a category transfer request form available at the school office.  Please note that most transfers take place in the spring. Please confirm your intent in regards to our Parent Participation Program by completing the form below. Please circle only one option.

Blank Sign Up Sheet

Download your PDF, blank sign-in sheet here, which you can easily print off instead of picking one up at the school.

Contact the Parent Participation Coordinator

Please contact the Parent Participation Coordinator with any participation questions, comments, or concerns: parentparticipation@assumptionschool.com