Service Hour General Information
Each St. Peter & Paul Catholic School family is required to provide a minimum of 24 service hours of service to the school community during each school year. Two (2) of the twenty four (24) hours must be completed by offering service in assisting the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Parent Teacher Club with its annual Spring Festival. Failure to work the mandatory 2 hour shift will result in a $200 penalty. Family service hours can be earned by a parent, grandparent, or a sibling who is 18 years of age, or older who has completed a criminal background check and Virtus training. An individual not related to the family or another school family who has service hours in excess of the required hours cannot “donate” hours to another school family. Likewise, Family Service Hours cannot be earned by students of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School. This program is specifically designed to encourage a parent’s participation in their child’s school activities. A family’s service hours should be completed by May 1st.
If you need a calendar to document your service hours, please visit Rallyhood or the the front office for the correct form, document your hours, and turn it in to the office staff. It's that easy!
Suggested Service Hour Opportunities
for the remaining 22 Hours:
- Attend a PTC Meeting (1 hour)
- Room parent: Organize classroom parties and other projects as needed by the teacher. Serve as a contact point for classroom parents, field trips and teacher recognition.
- PTC Committees
- Booster Club: 8 hours that are required if your child plays a sport.
- Spring Festival: 2 hours that are required.
*Please note that attending a class party or contributing food for a party does not count as service hours. Field trips only count if you are a chaperone. Working for CYO does not count towards you service hours. Other opportunities may be approved by the principal. Families will be asked to log service hours on a form to be turned in and tracked monthly.
General Questions and Answers About Service Hours
Can a family member complete my family service hours for me?
Service hours can be completed by a parent/guardian, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling who is 18 years or older. Volunteers must have viewed the sexual misconduct video and criminal background check prior to performing any service hours at the school.
Can another family donate service hours to me?
No, however under extreme circumstances, you can contact the Principal, or the Advancement Director to see if your hours can be minimized or waived.
Can I be released from my family service hours obligation?
You may choose to be released from your service hours obligation by donating $500 to the school, payable by May 1st. Please note that the purpose of this service hour agreement is to form community, to strengthen our school, and to set an example of Christian Service for our children.
How do I record my hours?
All family service hours should be recorded on the Service Hour Sheet. This is a monthly calendar that will be sent home monthly in your family's Tuesday folder.
When and where should I turn in my hours?
All service hours should be turned in once they are completed and approved. You may return them in your child's Tuesday folder or turn them in at the school office.
Will I be informed of how many hours I have accumulated throughout the year?
Service hours earned are posted on Parent's Web. Check your family information to determine your family service hour status at any time.
What if I do not earn all 24 Family Service Hours?
Families who do not complete their service hours are charged a $500 fee per agreement that was signed at registration. The family loses its reserved space for the following year (unless the fee is paid). Grievances will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.