Parent Involvement Program (PIP)

Parent Involvement Program (PIP)

Parent Involvement Program

PURPOSE OF PIP: To encourage parent involvement in the programs and activities of the school that will:

  • Create opportunities for parents to meet and develop relationships with other parents.
  • Create opportunities for students to meet and develop relationships with adults.
  • Create opportunities to have fun serving the Lord and contributing to the success of your child’s school.

The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) hopes to make use of one of the most valuable resources our school has – the parents of our students.  One of the key ingredients to a successful school is parent involvement.  There are always many tasks within a school that need attention, and OSS wants to create an atmosphere of cooperation through which teachers, parents, and students can develop relationships and have fun.

PIP brings together our needs with a logical pool of resource people – YOU.

The program is designed as follows:

  1. A deposit of $200.00 per family or $100.00 per single parent family must be paid by the first day of school.
  2. The deposit is earned back after the family contributes and records 20 (10 hrs. for single parent family) of volunteer service at OSS during the course of the school year.
  3. Families will be credited for the full amount ($200.00/$100.00) or a portion of that amount based upon their total hours of contribution. At the family’s request, any eligible refund monies will be added to the school’s fundraising monies for that school year and can be applied against the family’s yearly fundraising pledge.
  4. Families are responsible to record their volunteer service hours through the school office.
  5. A volunteer will tabulate PIP hours on a quarterly basis. Families will receive a statement of PIP hours earned with each quarter’s report card.  The deposit will be refunded once the total contribution hours have been met.

Earning PIP hours is easy and fun.  Parent volunteer activities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in the Scrip Program –If you choose to participate in the Scrip Program regularly throughout the school year, you can earn 1 PIP hour each month (or up to 10 total hours).
  • Serve on a Steering Committee under the Education Committee
  • Serve as a classroom liaison for the Education Committee
  • Serve as morning receptionist
  • Cleaning Opportunities
  • Picture Day Helpers
  • Health Screening Day Helpers
  • Participate in the  Food Taste
  • School Office help
  • Serve as a Field Trip Chaperone
  • Serve as a coach or assistant coach
  • Serve as a driver to sporting events
  • Grade papers
  • Put up bulletin boards
  • Work with small groups of children
  • Help with the Book Fair
  • Help with the Marathon for Non-public Education
  • Help with the Silent Auction (Our Savior Church and School Fall Gala)
  • Help with mailings
  • Working with photography at various events
  • Help with the School Library
  • Help with clean-up after various events
  • Make costumes for the Christmas Program
  • Make scenery for the Christmas Program
  • Help with set-up and take-down for the Christmas Program
  • Work in the concession stand at sporting events
  • Help with Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops
  • Playground/Grounds Maintenance
  • Serve in lunch room
  • Attend Mom’s In Prayer
  • Assist with the annual Garage Sale

This list is not exhaustive but it does provide ideas of the many ways you can serve the Lord, your child and the school to earn PIP hours.  If you have other ideas or can utilize a particular talent or skill that can be of benefit to the school, please call and discuss this with the principal.  The principal can let you know if it would qualify for PIP hours.

Please note:   PIP hours CANNOT be earned by simply attending school events unless noted by the Education Committee.