Many of the opportunities to have volunteers on campus have been suspended due to the pandemic. We pray for the time when our parents can be engaged and present during the school day!
- Cafeteria Duty – Every day, volunteers help facilitate lunch time for the Primary and Intermediate pods. Grab an apron and help students with lunchtime needs, i.e., grabbing utensils, napkins, opening juice boxes, etc. After Primary Pod lunch only, you will also help sweep the floor and wipe down tables.
- Party Parent – Each K–5 homeroom needs 1 Party Parent whose primary responsibility is to coordinate other parents to assist at the class parties. Middle School needs only 1 Party Parent per grade.
- Media Center – Assist the librarian and help your child and their classmates find books. A fun job for parents, guardians, and grandparents! All names will be given to the librarians, who will then contact you.
- Book Fair – Assist the librarians during the Book Fair! For one week each October, the media center magically converts into a huge bookstore! You can assist with set up, keeping the shelves stocked, helping students find books, and breaking down the Fair at the end of the week. Sign up and you will be contacted with more details in October.
- Tardy Volunteer – Volunteer one morning out of the week for the entire year to help check in tardy students. Arrive in the front lobby by 7:55am (8:55am on Wednesdays) and remain through announcements.
- Parent Social – Love a good party? Hosting a parent social is easy and so much fun! You provide the location, send out an evite to the parents in your grade, and those parents will bring the food and drinks on the night of the shin-dig! Ideally, the parent socials should take place before the end of November.
- Olympic Day – You don’t want to miss this great day of fun and sports at our annual Olympic Day, held on the last full day of school. Moms, dads and grandparents are all encouraged to join in, and help run a sport or activities station! Olympic Day sign up opens in May.
International Week – International Week is a colorful, fun, exciting week for the kids! A different country is highlighted each day, in early November. Each of the five countries already has a lead parent in place. A team of volunteers help to decorate a display case, hand out food samples at lunch, and find interesting facts about the country to share on the Morning Show. You can pick the country you would like to work on. You do not have to have any special prior knowledge of or items from the country, and many of these tasks can be done at home. Don’t miss this fun and educational week!
In addition to International Week, this committee arranges other academic enrichment programs. Each year, K–5 students enjoy hands-on, fun science programs from High Touch High Tech, as well as stories from internationally-acclaimed children’s author Carmen Deedy. The Middle Schoolers are treated to interactive workshops from Shakespeare’s Theater that correlate with their literature classes. Volunteers are not needed at these events; just be sure to ask your child about these special days!
- Spiritual Angels (K–5) – Present an assigned Faith topic with your group in the classroom twice a year. Presentations may involve skits, puppet shows, games and crafts. The children LOVE this group!
- Spiritual Angels (Middle School) – Present one interactive topic per year to grades 6-8. Previous presentations have included a Walk for Water, a Hunger Meal, and the Immigration Experience.
- Service Projects – Work directly with students and teachers as they serve those in need. Each grade has a different service project. These include visiting the elderly at St. George’s Village, hosting a carnival for the Child Development Association, sorting food donations at the Atlanta Food Bank, and helping to spruce up areas at the Calvary House.
- Catholic Schools Week – We celebrate and show appreciation for our school, faculty, students, parents, and clergy this week. This is a busy, fun week for everyone!
- Sunshine Angels – Coordinate help for any special needs of our school families, such as support for the arrival of a new baby, illness, surgery, or a death in the family. Typical coordination includes meals and sending Mass cards. One Sunshine Angel parent per pod is needed. This role can be done from home and is perfect for a working parent or someone with small children.
- Para-Liturgical – Assist with our beautiful Liturgies, Reconciliation, Adoration, Living Rosary, Living Stations of the Cross and May Crowning events.
- QA Prayer Group – The QA Prayer Group meets on the second Thursday of each month to pray the rosary and for the needs of our school community, along with any personal prayer requests submitted by the students. No sign-up is necessary for this; just come be a part of the group.
- ePray – Our ePray coordinator will forward prayer requests from the community to all QA Parents; everyone is invited to pray and bring these requests before God. (Time commitment: Pray any length of time.)
Guardian Guys – Dads join together to grow through the Mass, rosary, special speakers and social outings. Help with setup or take down during certain school events. It’s a great way for the dads to be involved and get to know one another. (Time commitment: 45 mins. – few hours.)
- Faculty Birthdays – Sign-up to surprise a faculty member of your choice with something fun, joyous, pretty or tasty on their birthday, and make their day extra special! The Teacher Birthday sign-up list fills up quickly!
- Grandparents Day Reception Hosts– This has grown to be a huge reception in the gym! Help us make the buffet tables look beautiful with linens and decor for our annual Grandparents Day! Assist with serving coffee to the grandparents, keeping the food trays replenished, and cleaning up after the reception. We will contact you in November with specific logistics.
- Baked Goods/ Food Provider – Sign up to be a baker! We have several events during the year that require baked goods or general food donations. This is a perfect job for working parents! Simply drop off your goodies the day before or the morning of the event. You can help out, and still make it to work on time! This is a general “yes, I can help sometimes” interest list; specific food sign-up needs will go out closer to the date of each Hospitality event and you can choose which events and which food items work best for you. Events that require food donations include: Grandparents Day Reception in November, Faculty Appreciation Luncheon during Catholic Schools Week in February, and Teacher Snack Attack Day in May.
Our FUNdraising VP’s strive to bring fun, enjoyable events to you! The money raised from the programs listed below goes directly towards supporting all of the HSA programs and activities listed above. What can you do? It’s easy! Support QA by participating in the following:
- Purchase a beautiful Vermont Christmas Wreath for family, friends, corporate gifts, or your own home! These are a wonderful Christmas tradition.
- Attend Restaurant Nights! We book local, family favorites! Meet up with friends!
- Attend fun Community Builders! Such as our famous “Blockbuster Movie” afternoons at Aurora Theater!
- Collect BoxTops throughout the year! They are worth 10¢ each, they really add up. Ask relatives to save too!
- Swipe your Publix and Kroger cards, and shop via AmazonSmile.com online!
- Purchase Honey Baked Ham gift cards! Great for the holidays or as corporate gifts. Just charge to FACTS.
- Purchase several Aurora movie deal cards! Who doesn’t love free movie tickets and free snacks?! Aurora deal cards are conveniently available year-round at the Guardian Gear Store.
- Purchase school supply kits in May! They are amazingly convenient and hassle-free!