Christ is the Reason for St. Stephen School. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in our classes.  He is the model of our faculty and the inspiration of our students.In this spirit-filled, safe and supportive environment, the dedicated faculty of St. Stephen School works closely with families to provide students with a solid academic foundation for their future studies and a solid spiritual foundation, based on the values of the Catholic faith, to last a lifetime.  We want our students to catch this Spirit.

 

 


Volunteer Program 

 As always, we encourage you to participate in the activities of St. Stephen School.  One of the keys to the success of our school is parental involvement.  Studies show that the students feel more secure and have greater success in school whenever parents are supportive of their children’s school.

All parents and guardians who wish to participate in any volunteer activities at St. Stephen School must have a CORI check and participate in a Safe Environment Training Session.

  vol·un·teer   / [vol-uhn-teer] noun

1.  a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.

2.  a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.

                All volunteer opportunities, commitments and volunteer tuition credit will be handled through the principal’s office under the supervision of the administrative assistant.  As usual, we will be seeking parent volunteers to continue to provide the leadership that is essential for such eagerly anticipated events as the Father/Daughter Dance, The Gingerbread House, Family Night, Mother/Son Night, Spree Day and so many other activities.  Without parent volunteers to chair and participate in planning and running these events, they will have to be cancelled.

  •  A tuition credit of $150 per child (for the first two children only) will be given to those parents/guardians who give 25 volunteer hours to St. Stephen School and/or St. Stephen parish activities. When each parent volunteers at least 25 hours, double credit is given.  With administrative approval, a parent substitute will be allowed for the second 25 hours.  In all cases, credit is given for the first two children only.  Credit is applicable to the following year's tuition only. 

  • At the completion of the maximum of 50 hours allowed toward tuition credit per family, any additional time given to your child(ren)’s school is strictly volunteer time given willingly and without recompense.

 

             For more information regarding "Parent Volunteer Guidelines", click here.


Speech and Language Screening        

Assist the younger children by walking them to the designated area for the Speech and Language Screening and escorting them back to class. This task requires patience. You can volunteer for the day or just a few hours.


Lunch Duty

We’ll be thrilled by your presence Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Help serve delicious lunches and maintain a nice environment where your children can enjoy their lunch break.


 Hearing Screening

You can help by bringing the children to the designated areas and back to class. Help maintain order while the children are waiting for their turn. You can volunteer for the day long screening or a few hours.


 Nurse Duty

Florence Nightingale, where are you? This opportunity allows you to volunteer at a regular time each week or to assist the school nurse with special types of screening such as scoliosis, vision and head lice check. A nursing degree is required and screening times will be announced.


 Yard Duty

Stop, drop and roll with our children. This is a volunteer opportunity to monitor the children while out at recess. The days are Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 12:10 PM. You can do as many or as few days as you like. Ensuring safety would be your main role along with other duties such as retrieving balls that go over the fence. A teacher is also on duty. Please volunteer. We need you!


 Thrift Shop

From rags to riches. This opportunity is held at our Thrift Shop located on Hamilton Street. A two hour commitment is required and you would be responsible for tagging clothes brought into the shop, ironing and selling clothes. The Thrift Shop benefits the community and the parish.


 Traffic Control 

Safety first. This volunteer opportunity provides for a safe dismissal of our children from the school. Every day you are posted at the front gate to prevent any congestion due to the number of cars. This takes approximately 15 minutes a day and is well worth the investment.


Coaches Wanted

We are in need of dedicated individuals to coach our children’s sports teams. Coaches are needed for boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, boys baseball and girls softball. Hours spent on coaching will be credited for volunteer hours. A maximum of 25 hours may be credited.


 Art Room Aide

 The Michelangelo of the future awaits you.  This is an opportunity to assist our art teacher in a project that the children do in class.  Watch as our children express their creative abilities by transforming something simple into their own masterpieces.  


Fundraising Assistance

Help when we call; help when you’re available. Short-term projects with our long-term gratitude. Volunteer to be on our call-up list. Days and times to be announced.


Sweetheart Dance

Fred and Ginger, here we come. Watch the girls of St. Stephen, from Pre-K to grade eight, dance the night away with their Dad, Uncle, etc. This is an annual tradition and is enjoyed by all. Help is needed to assist with food, music, decorations, set up, clean up and picture taking. Come, have a ball. A maximum of 5 hours may be given toward volunteer credit for time spent decorating/setting up and working the evening.


 Gingerbread Shop 

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas. This is an opportunity to be Santa’s helpers. Help our children shop for their family and friends. This event takes place in early December. Volunteer credit will be given toward time spent setting up, working and cleaning up. Total number of hours must be approved by the administration.


Annual Family Celebration Night      

Join in the fun! This fundraiser has been a great success. You can help plan an exciting evening for the whole family. Assist in choosing a theme for the evening, organize the meal, raffles, games and music. A maximum of 5 hours may be given toward volunteer credit for time spent setting up, working and cleaning up.


Mother & Son Night

Take me out to the ball game, or maybe to the Ice Cats, or bowling... Chairperson needed to plan a fun time for mothers, aunts, etc. and sons. Planning dates will be announced well ahead of this annual event. New ideas are welcome. A maximum of 3 hours may be given toward volunteer credit for this event.


Friends of St. Stephen

Being a Friend of St. Stephen is an opportunity to make meals and  perform small tasks for families who are experiencing difficult times such as the death of a loved one, sickness, etc.  A small gesture of kindness goes a long way when times are tough. You will be contacted  when you’re needed. (No volunteer credit ) 


Picture Days  Fall & Spring

 Say  “Cheese”…

 Straighten a tie or fix a collar.  Lend a hand to our photographer and escort the children from their classrooms to the area designated for pictures.  Volunteer for the whole day or just a few hours.