Committees

 

Parent involvement is key to the success of St. Bernardine of Siena.  Opportunities for volunteerism not only help the school to run smoothly, but allow members of our parent community to build relationships while working towards a common goal.  The following committees provide St. B’s parents a chance for leadership:

BOOK FAIR

  • Organize and sell books and educational products at our annual 3-day book sale

DESTINATION IMAGINATION Grades 3-8

  • Help coach teams of children on problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity in preparation for competition

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

  • Assists the principal in formulating current safety policies and procedures for the school
  • Makes sure supplies are kept up to date and replenished as needed
  • Assist in creating documents
  • Designs documents for policies and procedures to be implemented by the school; research and follow up with local enforcement agencies/media

“MONSIGNOR MURRAY” GOLF TOURNAMENT

  • Help organize and carry out our major spring fundraiser

HANDY HELPER

  • Assist in minor repairs or projects around campus (i.e. hanging a light fixture, fixing a leaky faucet, light carpentry)

HEALTH OFFICE

  • Provide simple first aid for children at lunchtime between 12:00–1:00 pm. Volunteers may also help with the special screening programs throughout the year (i.e. hearing or vision)

HOSPITALITY

  • Provide refreshments, paper goods, setup, cleanup, and possibly serve at 3-5 school and/ or parent association activities or functions, (i.e. PTO meetings, teacher workshops, etc.)

HOT LUNCH

  • Assemble and distribute hot lunches one or more days per week

KINDERGARTEN WELCOMING SOCIAL

  • Help to organize a social gathering for new kindergarteners and their parents

LITURGY COMMITTEE

  • Assist chairperson and teachers in preparation and implementation of monthly Masses, Stations of the Cross, and other Advent or Lenten services or activities

LUNCH TABLES

  • Help supervise lunch area one or more days per week

MAGAZINE DRIVE

  • Assist co-chairs in in verifying subscription orders and counting proceeds for each class during September magazine drive

NEW FAMILY WELCOME COMMITTEE

  • Help new families get accustomed to St. Bernardine School and get acquainted with other families

OUTDOOR SCHOOL PARENT CHAPERONE

  • Volunteer to serve as cabin leaders for the sixth grade outdoor school experience

PARKING LOT DROP OFF & PICK UP SAFETY COMMITTEE

  • Help supervise the drop-off and pick up carline at school to ensure safety of our children

ROOM PARENT

  • Plan and organize classroom activities as requested by teacher.  The head room parent for each grade will also help coordinate manpower for assigned school booths at the festival and organize class activities (such as field trip volunteers, class projects for the Festival, etc.)

SCHOOL MARKETING

  • Work to find various outlets (media, print, etc.) to promote the wonderful learning, innovations and events that are happening at St. Bernardine School

SCHOOL SUPPORT COMMITTEE

  • SCHOOL / COMMUNITY LIFE
  • Help plan, organize and carry out a variety of social events and family activities throughout the school year

SPEECH CLUB

  • Assist the speech moderator and students as needed
  • Volunteer to organize hospitality, judges’ room, and logistics in annual speech tournaments
  • Assist in *judging 4-5 tournaments (October – May) held on Saturdays
    *If your child chooses to be on the speech team, you will be required to judge 1 or 2 tournaments

STUDENT STUDY CENTER / X BLOCK

  • Help supervise junior high students utilizing the study center or supervise during X Block period

TEACHER APPRECIATION COMMITTEE

  • Help coordinate annual Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in May and any other teacher/staff appreciation activities/events during the year

TEACHER / OFFICE SUPPORT (Four options)

  • Work 1 or 2 hours one morning per week copying materials for teachers/office, answering phones, assisting teachers as needed
  • Assist with our drama, Christmas, and spring performance programs
  • Help teachers prepare for the new school year by setting up/organizing the classrooms during late summer months
  • Assist teachers in preparing class projects and other at home tasks (putting packets together, cutting, sorting, etc.)

YARD DUTY

  • Supervise students at play to provide a safe, fun environment for the children as they exercise, socialize and interact

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE

  • Take pictures of school activities and events throughout the school year and assist in the production of the school yearbook (this includes scanning and downloading photographs)
 

My thoughts about St. Bernardine’s
 

My children are learning in a place that fuses the message of God’s love with academic learning. Each day they are exposed to caring, kindness, service and fairness that are all staples in the teaching at St. Bernardine’s. I also love the superior education St. B’s offers and to have the attention and safety a small school provides. — A parent