"Parental effort is consistently associated with higher levels of achievement, and the magnitude of the effect of parental effort is substantial. We found that schools would need to increase per-pupil spending by more than $1,000 in order to achieve the same results that are gained with parental involvement." This research is reported in "Parental Effort, School Resources, and Student Achievement" Journal of Human Resources (Spring 2008).
The primary purpose of our Parental Involvement Program is to maximize the success of our students by parental involvement at school, as demonstrated by studies such as the one cited above.
The secondary goal is to keep tuition to a minimum by drawing on the many talents of our families. The time and services donated to the school by our generous parents provide benefits and improvements that would otherwise incur expenses to the school.
The third goal is to promote community. Many friendships have roots in working together as parent volunteers.
Our PARENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM requires each family to spend 15 hours per year working for St. Edward-Epiphany School.
Just a few ways that parents earn their Parent Involvement Hours
School Library volunteer
Serving Lunch once a month
Working at the Chick-Fil-A monthly fundraiser
Going on class field trips as a chaperone
Helping with the school fundraising auction
Being on a school committee
Acting as a parent representative for your child's grade
Helping out in Art classes
Being a coach for a SEES sports team
Being part of the 5K Eagle Challenge planning team
Working at the Fall Festival
Helping at the Used Uniform Sale
Being a Mystery Reader or Desk Fairy
Helping set up laptop computers for classroom use
Being an Ambassador Family
Serving at Family Dinner Nights
Helping with the Secret Santa Christmas Sale
Preparing or serving at teacher luncheons held on days of parent-teacher conference and teacher appreciation week
Being a room parent
Being a leader for a Cub Scout den or Girl scout troop
Helping with the graduation luncheon and dance
Assist the PE teacher by timing or refereeing games during the SEES Olympics
Staffing the "Eagle's Nest" school shop
Setting up for the annual book fair