Volunteering with Classrooms or Field Trips
Parents who have completed a background check, watched the Called to Protect video, and finished Armatus Training are welcome to assist in the classrooms, library, and on field trips. Please connect with teachers directly to coordinate when and how you can help. There may be opportunities to assist with projects in the evenings, too. All volunteering hours can be applied to your annual Fair Share obligation (15 hours per parent).
Volunteering with Programs and Clubs
Art Literacy Volunteers
The All Saints Art Literacy program is a biannual program that introduces classic art and artists to students in every grade, via parent volunteers. Interested parents are briefed on the art/artists and provided a suggested lesson plan to support a specific art project in the spirit of the original art. The final works are shared in the school’s spring art show, as part of the Imagination Celebration. There are two meetings for interested parents, typically scheduled in October and February. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, All Saints produces a school yearbook, featuring our students, teachers, and event highlights for the year. This production requires a great deal of parent and teacher support. A small group (overseen by C&E) works October through April to plan and support the photography, writing, and editing of the book before it goes to the printer in spring. If desired, books are purchased early spring and received the last week of school. Many of the volunteer roles on this committee are web-based and can be completed remotely. To email photos you take from field-trips or for more information, contact email@example.com.
The All Saints Dads Club, founded in 2008, is committed to supporting the school and parish events, bettering the community, and providing an opportunity for the men of our community to get to know each other. Throughout the year, dads gather for annual tournaments, service projects, BBQs, and school event assistance. Membership is free and open to all adult men—dads, step-dads, granddads, uncles, or other father figures connected to All Saints Church or School. Join in by signing up online or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
All committee meetings are listed on the Google calendar and are open to any interested parent. Committee objectives and most recent minutes are kept in a green binder in the front office. Committee and meeting participation is eligible for fair share hours.
School Advisory Council (SAC)
Our School Advisory Council is actively involved in advising the principal and the pastor on school policies. The council meets monthly and advises on the current and future needs of the school and parish, including finances, facilities, and community building. SAC members are chosen by vote of our existing board, after submitting an application for open positions (posted each spring). Members serve a three school-year term. They are governed by bylaws that have been approved by the Archdiocese of Portland. For more information, email SAC@allsaintsportland.com.
Parent Resource Committee (PRC)
All parents automatically belong to the parent association that is governed by the Parent Resource Committee. The committee consists of a chair, a rep for each grade, and at-large members. Each May, members are selected after submitting a brief paragraph of interest. PRC reps are our school’s ambassadors, the primary source of communication from teachers and the front office to our parent community, and the official welcoming body for new parents. The PRC is also a critical support for the planning and participation in many school events. The committee meets monthly. For more information, email PRC@allsaintsportland.com.
Communications & Engagement Committee (C&E)
The C&E committee is an all-volunteer committee (with no selection procedure) of parents interested in the overall communication and representation of the school. Areas of work include new parent orientation, open house support, parent involvement, parent education, website, and yearbook. C&E meets monthly, and all interested parents are welcome to attend. For more information, email email@example.com.
Community Outreach Team (COT)
The COT facilitates age-appropriate community service projects, providing a foundation of compassion and giving our children a reflection of our Catholic values. (Service projects are organized for each grade and support their “theme for giving” by working with local non-profit organizations.) The committee relies on Liaisons for each grade Pre-K through 5th. The committee typically meets five times per year in the evening, with members responsible for coordinating with outside agencies, parents, teachers, and the church. In May, Liaisons are selected for the following school year; interested parents should submit a sentence of interest. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school has three major fundraisers each year: Annual Fund, Auction, and Jog-a-thon. The Auction Committee works year-round to put on our school auction, typically the first Saturday in March. The themed event is the school’s largest fundraiser and a fun social event for our parent community. The committee is headed by Paula Hylland, our school event planner, and supported by a parent volunteer chair. Additional volunteer options abound, with a kickoff meeting typically held in November. For more information, email email@example.com.
Our newest committee, lifelong learners, is a volunteer working group focused on enriching student curriculum with arts, languages and other after school or co-curricular programs. To be part of this effort, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.