Volunteers are a valuable resource in our school. Watch classroom and school newsletters and email announcements for opportunities to match your time, talent and skills. Families may record 5 volunteer hours for attending the fall fundraiser and 5 additional hours for attending the Spring Gala. Volunteer hours for FCA students do not count toward the family total; however, volunteer hours for older siblings/children may be added to the family total. Volunteer hours should be recorded in the family account on Sycamore. Each K-8 family is expected to give 20 hours of volunteer time yearly as part of their tuition package or be billed $13 an hour at the end of the year. Preschool families are also encouraged to volunteer. Below is a brief overview of several volunteer opportunities. If interested, please contact the office or the responsible parent or teacher for more information.

Athletic Coaches – Coach various teams.

Catholic Schools Week – Specific events will be announced.

Room Parent – Assist the teacher with projects, activities, and communication.

ELC – Environmental Learning Camp 6th Grade activity –  parent chaperones needed.

Fall Fundraiser – Specific needs will be communicated.

Field Trip Chaperones – Assist teachers on classroom field trips.

Library – Assist Media Aide and students.

Lunchroom Helpers – Help serve, and clean up during lunch periods.

Parade – Coordinate FCA participation in the Manitou Days Parade.

SMOL/SPX Parish Events – Various events such as annual festivals, fish fry, etc.

Spring Gala – Fundraiser planning annual gala, contact Committee Chair.

School Garden – Weeding and watering during the summer.

8th Grade Graduation – 7th-grade parents host 8th-grade graduation reception.

Safe Environment Requirements

All employees, and volunteers who interact with minors, are required to complete and maintain safe environment credentials through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

To ensure successful completion of the requirements, follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account. If you have an existing VIRTUS account, contact Carissa Hoffman for assistance so your account can be updated prior to login.

For more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, visit www.safe-environment.archspm.org/essential-3. Questions about volunteering or volunteer requirements should be directed to Peggy Kemp, Safe Environment Coordinator, at 651-429-7771 opt. 2 or [email protected] 

To see the “How to Report Abuse and Neglect” brochure, click here.

To see the “Victim Assistance” brochure, click here.  The archdiocese Victim Assistance Program can be reached at 651-291-4475.