Home and School Association
The OMC Home & School Association is a parent-led organization that works with OMC administration, teachers, and other parents to create opportunities for socializing and community building; to help support the school via in-school volunteers and the Hot Lunch Program; and to fundraise for important infrastructure and academic investments. We are particularly grateful to the following parents who have volunteered to serve on the Home and School Board and thereby lead the efforts to develop, plan, and run our many events.
Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month in the school, and all are welcome to attend. The By-Laws for HSA can be found here: Home And School By-Laws.
At OMC, we are blessed with families who consistently volunteer their time and talent to support the school. In addition to the benefits of extra hands and keeping costs down, having parents involved and visible at school on a daily basis demonstrates an atmosphere of service which the children then assimilate. When they see their own parents, as well as others they may know, working together and supporting the efforts of the school staff, it creates a sustained sense of community and family. A sense of family creates a sense of comfort and when children are comfortable in school, learning is easier. There are also many opportunities to volunteer that do not require you to come to school and can significantly contribute to planning and fundraising efforts.
For those parents not yet involved, please pick an area that suits you and jump in! The OMC Volunteer Guidelines include a comprehensive list of opportunities as well as detailed instructions on obtaining clearances.
If you need help finding a fit, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Liz Bauer ([email protected]), who will be happy to help you find an opportunity that matches your schedule and interests.
For those parents already committed, please review OMC Emergency Procedures to best prepare for unexpected emergencies. Thank you for your time, commitment and dedication to our school!
OMC Parish School benefits greatly from its many volunteers. Whether a parent volunteers for lunch duty, or a grandparent attends a field trip, or any OMC community member helps in any way, our students benefit from a strong home and school partnership.
Please Note: ANY person that volunteers at OMC Parish School MUST have all of the required clearances completed BEFORE volunteering. Please refer to page 8 of the Volunteer Guidelines document for more information, and for links to complete clearances. Clearances are required for one-time volunteering (e.g., class party, field trip) and for ongoing opportunities (e.g., lunch parent, classroom helper).
If you are interested in joining the HSA and volunteering to help OMC during our fundraising and social events, please check our Volunteer for OMC page to learn more about the clearances we require.