An important part of Mary Queen of Apostles School is our volunteer program. We rely on our volunteers and recognize the valuable contribution they make as members of our school community. If you are able to share your time and talents and love of children with us, we welcome you! If ever two adults are asked to drive other students, a Volunteer Driver Form is required and is kept on file in the office.
Below are the descriptions of the various opportunities available.
- Cafeteria Server
Lunch servers arrive by 10:00 a.m., to help prepare food, ready the serving line for the lunch groups, and serve the food to each lunch group. The servers help with cleanup as well.
- Freeport Road Site (FRS) Lunchroom Monitor
Lunch monitors are needed at the FRS site to distribute condiments, napkins, and utensils and to help the younger children open milk cartons or butter bread. Duties include wiping the tables to prepare for the next lunch group. Lunch monitors also takes students who need more time for eating to the outdoor playground. Lunch monitors arrive by 11:00 a.m. A parent volunteer schedules lunchroom monitors.
- Recess Monitor
Recess monitors arrive by 11:00 a.m., and report to the cafeteria. Recesses are approximately 15 minutes in length. There are three recess groups per site. All students go outside for recess. If we have inclement weather, we will have indoor recess. At the Freeport Road Site (FRS) children use pedometers and walk the halls counting their steps for the year. Sometimes students at FRS are permitted to remain in their seats and talk, draw, play games, etc.
Volunteers are need to man the doors and concession stands during home stands in all sports. The money collected during these events pay the referees and help to keep the costs associated with running the program manageable.
- Used Uniform Sale
This committee collects and organizes used uniforms. The team hosts the sale of uniforms. The sale is held one week in June.
- Fundraising Efforts
Volunteers assist the chair and co-chair with the annual fundraising effort that supports the operational budget of MQA.
The School Community Group (SCG) may sponsor a carnival of games for children with prizes and games manned by our seventh and eighth grade students. Pizza and drinks are available, and of course, there is help needed for planning, setup, decorating, and cleanup! Help in any area is appreciated.
- Night at the Races Committee
Volunteers assist with ticket and horse sales, event night setup, food preparation, and/or clean up.
- Homeroom Coordinator (HRC)
Two parent/guardian volunteers for each grade level will work with the homeroom coordinator chairperson to facilitate grade level communications for various school activities throughout the year. You will also assist teachers (where needed) with the party parent volunteers (Grades 1-5). Seventh grade homeroom coordinators will assist in the coordination of the eighth grade graduation dinner.
- School Community Volunteer
Volunteers serve on the school community group committees. All parents/guardians belong to the School Community Group (SCG). Volunteers are also needed for SCG fundraising events.
- Catholic Schools Week
The School Community Group (SCG) needs help with activities planned during Catholic Schools Week the last week of January into February. This includes the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Jump Rope for Heart, and the open house that stats that week.