"H.I.S Club" Hearts in Service Volunteer Policy
HBCPK values and needs parent participation at school. Volunteering or serving is a way to partner home and school. It adds great value to a child's experience- be it in the classroom or with special events. Each family of a current student is required to either volunteer for five (5) hours each school year or submit $50 in lieu of volunteering. Hours can be accomplished by either parent or grandparent. Sign up sheets are posted on the parent board, and notice is given in the school newsletter and via email, especially through our Parent Support Team roster. There are some projects that can be completed through the summer months, some during the day and a few during the evening. Dates for volunteering are June- May 1st. Although some hours can be completed at home, at least one activity must be completed at school. Volunteer hours begun but not completed will be assessed at $10 per hour. Parents are free to volunteer more than five hours--those that accumulate ten hours or more will be included in our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April.
Once a month, parents come to preschool to help teachers with upcoming craft projects. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, share a cup of coffee and be involved in your child's preschool experience. Cutting, tracing, lacing, drawing and plenty of good conversation await you, please come and help...we need you! You must sign up to attend on the Parent Info Board in the hallway- we take 10 parents at each session. This counts towards your volunteer requirement- and you can stay 1, 2, or 3 hours- up to you!
Other Volunteer Options:
Parent Support Team, Harvest Hoedown, Fall and Spring Book Fairs, serving punch at seasonal programs, assisting with the Holiday Bazaar, selling school shirts at orientation, weeding the front gardens, playground clean up day in August, substituting, serving hot lunch in Kindergarten, helping at the Haymarket Parade, helping with childcare for conference days, box tops collection, sorting curriculum in the summer, Mother's Day Tea serving, Room Parent, Mystery Reader, Library worker, Bible Study leader, assist with parenting class, lead a chapel, or staff devotions, offer staff training in your area of specialty, share your talents/hobby with our children, traffic volunteer during arrival and pick up the first 2 wks of school,etc.
Parenting classes are held seasonally, so please watch your newsletter. This year we will begin on Tuesday, Sept 10 at 6:30pm. It’s called Parenting On Point, with Cindy Ward. Cindy has blended Growing Kids God’s Way with many other parenting resources and sound advice from a Biblical perspective. The 10 week session is such a blessing for families and childcare is provided for a nominal fee. The class itself is FREE! Workbooks will be available for purchase.This is another way to meet other parents! We incorporate many of the principles taught in this class during our routine school days- so let’s work together- home and school to make a difference in the lives of our precious children. Contact the school office for sign up details!
Bible Study is held based upon having a leader. We have had some wonderful leaders over the past eight years! Welcoming back Mrs. Laura Sears as the leader for the 2nd year in a row. She will lead Bible study on Monday mornings. You must sign up, space is limited. The Bible Study is for women, and often includes the purchase of a small book to accompany a video series. Childcare is provided for a small charge. Please contact the school office to see if there is space for you to attend this amazing group who are growing in their faith together- great support system, great friendships formed here!
Parents are invited to become a part of our library team. We catalogue new books, we shelf books that teachers are finished with and we pull new books every month. We repair books that have been 'over-loved' and we are in the process of scanning all books into a software system on the computer. Always looking for volunteers- please consider signing up and donate 20 minutes a week or so!
Do you like to dig in the dirt? Love flowers? Enjoy weeding? Our front gardens and flower beds need TLC all year--would you like to help? Sign up in Sept!
Sign up if you enjoy preschoolers and would like to work in the classroom as needed. If you have experience-terrific, if not, we'll help you! There is a bit of training involved. Training takes place on Monday , Sept 16, 2019 at 9:10am, and 12:40 pm- it’s a 1 hour session to help you prepare to sub in our school with practical advice, and rules to follow when working with small children. Children cannot attend this training session. Anyone who subs at HBCPK must take this class and we will then give you directions for obtaining fingerprints and background checks. You may elect to be paid for subbing, or do it for volunteer hours.
Are you a party planner? Love craft ideas? Creative? Spend your free time on Pinterest? This is a job for you! Teachers will offer a time to sign up for this job in September. It's a great way to become involved in your child’s class. Parties include Christmas, Valentines, Easter and End of the Year picnic. Siblings are unable to attend classroom events, so please make arrangements for your other children before attending one of these events. We only allow 2 parents in the classroom for parties.