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Family Participation

Program

Welcome to the New 2016-2017
School Year!

Family Participation Program Policy

At Hovsepian, we have been blessed with supportive and enthusiastic parents.  Your support plays an integral part in helping us provide our students with a quality education and environment.  When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits.  We count on your support for success and that is why we are implementing a twenty (20) hour of service to be provided by each family.

There are many benefits to parental involvement, such as: We would like to thank all of you in advance for your support and contribution.  With your participation, we look forward to a successful school year.

Earning The Hours

You will receive an email from St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian inviting you to view all events for which your support is needed.  Click on the link in the email to view the event.  In the upper right hand corner you will be able to login.  Fill out the information for "New to SignUp Genius?" Once an account is set up you can then volunteer for whichever event is convenient for you or suits your interests.  Please keep in mind that events will be added throughout the year per PTO or teacher requests.  Notifications will be sent out via email.

Once you have paid your $200.00 fee, you will receive a Family Participation Program (“FPP”) card.  This card is for keeping track of your FPP service hours.  The deadline for payment is due with the first month’s tuition.  If you have already paid your fee please retrieve your card from the office.  Please take note that your FPP card has a value of $200.00 and a lost card may be replaced but service hours will not be reinstated.  The card will have a numbered section on it to be used for keeping track of your contributing time.  Our office will not be keeping a separate record of your hours contributed and thus cannot confirm or provide credit for hours earned should your card be lost.

Assisting at events

You must sign up for a task on SignUp Genius to help at an event. Prior to starting your task at any event, you must sign in your name and arrival time. Sign-in will be with the chair of the event or a PTO member. Once the parent fulfills their chosen time slot, their card will be hole-punched for the amount of hours worked.

It is the responsibility of the parent to see the chair after fulfilling his/her hours at the event to receive credit on their card.

Deadline to meet twenty (20) hours is two weeks prior to the end of the school year.


Calculating Hours

One hour of participating time will equal one (1) credit (hole-punch) on your card.

Every $10 donation made will give you a one (1) hour credit.  For example, if you purchase napkins for Breakfast-To-Go and you spent $10 please make sure you have a receipt so that you may receive credit.

Families must complete all 20 hours in order to receive a return of the $200 FPP deposit. 

PARTIAL REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR PARTIALLY COMPLETED HOURS.

  For example, families who complete only 10 hours will not be eligible for a $100 refund.

During our morning PTO meetings we are available to help and answer any questions you may have. We can also be contacted at pto@hovsepianschool.org with any questions or concerns.

Your suggestions, comments and ideas are always welcome.  Please reach out to us via email or through the office.  We are always open to new ideas for how we can improve our school and this program.  If you have any special skills or talents that you feel could benefit the school or students, we would like to hear from you! All new ideas/programs are subject to approval by Principal Mankerian.

Family Participation Program Chair
pto@hovsepianschool.org




Family Participation Program

FAQ
1.
Q.
Do I get hours volunteering at school events? For example, Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Program etc.
A.
Yes. One hour of your time will credit towards your 20 hours. To volunteer at events you must sign up on SignUpGenius.com.
2.
Q.
Do I get credit for running errands outside of school grounds?
A.
Yes, per administration approval. You get credit for picking up items for certain events, for example: balloons, doughnuts, coffee etc.
3.
Q.
Can I get credit for helping teachers in the classroom?
A.
Yes, per administration approval. One hour of your time will credit towards your 20 hours.
4.
Q.

If I signed up for one hour and worked two hours, do I get credit for the two?

A.
Yes. You will get credit for the extra time only if it was pre-approved by the event chair or administration.
5.
Q.
Do I get credit for chaperoning field trips?
A.
No. Parents join their kids on field trips for the experience in a unique environment.
6.
Q.
Do chocolate sales count as credit towards hours?
A.
Yes. Sale of one box of chocolates equals one hour of credit. 
7.
Q.
Do cookie dough sales count as credit towards hours?
A.
Yes. Sale of 3 box of cookie dough equals one hour of credit.
8.
Q.
Do I get hours for attending PTO or Father’s Club meetings?
A.
No. Parents should attend meetings in order to find out where help is needed.
9.
Q.
Do donations for classroom party’s count? (Christmas, Easter etc.)
A.

No. Classroom parties are small celebrations organized by the teacher.  The small food donations will not apply for Family Participation Program hours.

10.
Q.

Can my business give a gift card or gift basket to be raffled during a function in exchange for hours?

A.
Yes. Depending on the value of the donated item, hours can be earned. We will evaluate the credit for these items on an individual basis
11.
Q.
Do donations to teacher’s wish lists count?
A.
No. This is an act of giving to improve the classroom.
12.
Q.
Does participating during Multicultural Day count?
A.
Yes. Helping with donations, setup, and serving gives you credit towards your hours.
13.
Q.
Does serving as a homeroom parent count?
A.
Yes. A committed homeroom parent will receive four hours of credit.
14.
Q.
Do purchases on the Scrip Program give you credit towards hours?
A.
No. Since your purchase is for a gift card with the equal amount of value.
15.
Q.
Do monetary donations count as credit towards hours?
A.
Yes. Donations received from a Hovsepian parent will be calculated as: $10 is equivalent to one hour. Donations obtained from a second party (Non-Hovsepian parent) will be calculated as: $100 is equivalent to one hour.
16.
Q.
Can a grandma or grandpa participate at events?
A.
Yes.  Family members can help at SignUpGenius.com. Check the box “Display an alternate name (like a child or spouse’s name) on the sign up page”. Write the family members name in the box.
 
 

 

Download the FPP Policy here.