Parent Involvement Program (PIP)
One of the many successes at Wauwatosa Catholic has been the focus and priority of the ideal of service that has been instituted into the daily lives of our students - service to each other, our school and our larger community. Students learn just how vital service can be through their daily school work and monthly service projects.
The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is designed to involve parents in the life of the school. Your time and talent is an integral part of many programs at Wauwatosa Catholic: the auction, skate nights, middle school dances, hot lunch program, recess, athletics, committees, classroom parents, field trip chaperones, etc. are all important elements to the life of our school. It is important that parents participate in the total educational experience of their children and PIP helps to provide this opportunity.
PIP has many goals:
- Reduce tuition rates by having parents/guardians of our students fulfill many of the responsibilities that may otherwise require paid positions.
- Fully staff our revenue-generating events. The school's operating budget is dependent on the success of the auction, fundraisers and activities, middle school dances, skate nights, etc... The success of these events is dependent on the hard work and dedication of our families.
- Create a welcoming environment for each of our families by involving our parents/guardians in events throughout the year.
Parents are encouraged to participate in as many events as their personal schedules permit for the benefit of the school and their children. You are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to form friendships that will last a lifetime!
All families* are expected to fulfill a minimum of 40 service/volunteer hours per school year. Families are required to track their own hours for each activity and record them on the PIP Service Hours Record Sheet (pdf below). When you complete your hours, please submit your form to the school office. We understand that your time and talent may not always work within the volunteer opportunities available. If you would be able to make a donation in lieu of sharing your time and talent, please write a check made payable to Wauwatosa Catholic School, write PIP in the memo line and submit to the school office.
*Families with only one child in one of the half-day K3/K4 programs for 5 days per week are required to spend 20 hours volunteering. Families with only one child in K3 for 2 or 3 days per week are required to spend 10 hours volunteering. In signing the Registration/Tuition Contract form, parents understand and agree that as a Wauwatosa Catholic School family, you are expected to perform the required number of service hours.
All Wauwatosa Catholic School volunteers must have their Safeguarding All of God's Family requirements met prior to volunteering. Background checks are also required at least every five years. Please see the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safeguarding All of God's Family website and/or the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safeguarding All of God's Family instruction sheet for more information.
Thank you in advance for your support and participation of PIP at Wauwatosa Catholic. It is greatly appreciated!