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Parent Involvement Program

New for 2019-2020
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School 

Service is one of the most important aspects of the Roman Catholic Tradition. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is proud of its tradition of volunteerism and the outstanding community built around families working together for a common goal. To this end, we are asking each family to contribute 15 hours of time during the school year in support of school wide activities. 

Why do we ask this of you?
The deepest benefit of volunteering is the community that is built when we roll up our sleeves and work together. We know it when we feel it and our children feel it too-our support, our participation and our commitment to the community we build here. Assistance in fundraising events provides the money needed to fulfill Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s education mission. The proceeds help us to close the tuition gap; that is the difference in the cost to educate and the tuition you pay. 

How much time is required?
Each family is required to complete 15 hours of volunteer service via the approved list. This requirement is regardless of the number of children attending. Grandparents, aunts and uncles may also volunteer on behalf of parent. 

Who tracks the service hours?
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is committed to accurate and fair recording of hours. Volunteers are required to check in according to the volunteer procedure. Failure to check in can result in unrecorded hours. 
For your convenience, a $300 charge will be added to your FACTS account in August (or upon enrollment) with a due date of May 15th. Your account will be credited throughout the year, as you volunteer hours.

What if I don’t have time? Can I purchase my hours?
Our Lady of Mount Carmel has worked hard to make this program feasible for all family situations. If volunteering does not work for your family, you may pay for the hours at a rate of $20 per hour. 


Approved Parent Involvement Service Opportunities

OLMC Festivals -Through the largest fundraisers of the year, parents can volunteer a variety of ways earning volunteer hours based on length of participation time. Besides working a food or game stand, set up, clean up, donation pickup, equipment repair, flyer distribution, raffle ticket prep, etc. are all options. Festivals are held each Fall and Spring. 
CONTACT: Laura Cummins- lcummins@olmcmd.org

Parking Lot Duty - Volunteers are needed for both morning and afternoon parking lot duty. This important service helps maintain the safety of our students while on our parking lot. Times will be 7:30-8:00am and 2:15-3:14pm. Volunteers will receive service hours based on the length of participation.
CONTACT: Christine Olszewski- colszewski@olmcmd.org

Lunch & Recess Duty - Volunteers must be certified through the Archdiocese of Baltimore child protection system.  Volunteers will assist with lunchroom duties and assist students as needed. Volunteers will assist with recess supervision. Volunteers will receive 1 hour of service each lunch/recess duty combination.
CONTACT: Christine Olszewski- colszewski@olmcmd.org

Grandparents’ Day - Volunteers must be certified through the Archdiocese of Baltimore child protection system. Volunteers will be coordinated through PTSA to assist with set up, guides, servers, etc. Volunteers will receive service hours based on the length of participation.

Book Fair - Volunteers must be certified through the Archdiocese of Baltimore child protection system. Each year OLMC, along with Scholastic Books, provides a wonderful opportunity for our children to visit the “bookstore” and purchase books. Service is needed in setting up the “bookstore”, assist students as they shop, and breaking down the “bookstore”.  Volunteers will receive service hours based on the length of participation.

Bingo -Two bingos are held each year. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks to make the event successful, including set up, clean up, bingo runners, raffle sales, etc. Volunteers will receive service hours based on the length of participation.
CONTACT: Chrissy Hedglin, chedglin@olmcmd.org

Bull Roast - This social event is a great fundraiser. Volunteers are needed for the silent auction, picking up donations, selling laydowns, working wheels. Service hour exchange based on role.  Earn 1 service hour for each ticket purchased. You can also earn 1 service hour for every $30 in donations or ads procured.
CONTACT: Chrissy Hedglin, chedglin@olmcmd.org

Candy Sale - Earn 1 hour of service for each box of candy sold during the fundraiser.
CONTACT: Chrissy Hedglin, chedglin@olmcmd.org

Pancake Breakfast - Each year the PTSA sponsors a craft fair and pancake breakfast. Volunteers are needed to assist crafters in the morning, help with set up, clean up, cooking, serving, selling tickets, etc. Volunteers will receive service hours based on the length of participation.

Uniform Exchange - Assistance is needed with organizing items, and making the exchange available during designated evenings for parents to “shop”. Volunteers will receive service hours based on the length of participation.
CONTACT: Vicki Alkins, valkins@olmcmd.org

Our Lady of Mount Carmel may periodically offer other service opportunities based on needs that arise. This could be stuffing envelopes, counting out raffle tickets, etc. 

Click here for more details on our Approved Service Opportunities

Parent Involvement Service Form