A school is not a building but rather a coming together of families, teachers, and staff. Since the largest of these groups is the families, it is they, most significantly, who engender a tone of positive, constructive, and contagious energy. At OMC, we are blessed with families who have a passion to contribute their time, talent, and treasure so that our school can be a successful conduit for the world’s knowledge and Our Lord’s teachings. 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 sense of duty and community which in turn creates a sustained sense of family. A sense of family creates a sense of comfort and when children are comfortable in school, learning is easier. Finally, as the children go off into the world they will carry forth their witness of positive participation which can only help make for a better society.
All these reasons inform the school’s requirement that each family volunteer in some capacity.
From coaching CYO sports to lunch mothers to fundraising committees, parents provide time, talent, and treasure that result in dividends for the students.
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 Coordinators, who will be happy to help you find an opportunity that matches your schedule and interests.
Kathy Egan at Kegan720@gmail.com
Mika Walton at MikaWalton@verizon.net
For those parents already committed – thank you, thank you, thank you!