Community Service Hours
June 26, 2018
The 2018-19 school year for your child begins, believe it or not, this summer! This letter is to give you notice of the service requirements for all 8th grade students. The service requirements are broken up into two areas: Confirmation/Religion and Graduation.
Below you will find a breakdown of all requirements so your child can get a head start this summer.
- Confirmation/Religion: All students must go to all 3 places.
- Soup Kitchen: 789-8139 – call at 7:30-7:45 AM the morning of the day you would like to work. Or visit any other Soup Kitchen that may be in your area.
- Brother’s Keeper/Thrift Store: 622-5544. Or visit a thrift store in your area.
- Elder Care: 671-2823 “Call and make an appointment. Please do not just show up. Elder Care is not open on the weekend
Fr. Pat requires all students to reach out into our community in some fashion. Please call ahead to make arrangements to complete the work needed at each outreach center. They will let you know when your student should arrive and when they can leave. Students should wear clothing that is very modest. T-shirts, jeans and sneakers are the preferred attire. Please make sure your student takes their service log with them. Their supervisor (not a parent) at each location will sign the sheet indicating how long they worked. A minimum of 3 hours is required. Keep the service log in a safe place all summer! Students will need to turn it in to Mrs. Martin in August. If they forget the service log, they should have their supervisor write a short note indicating the date, place, and number of hours served. It must be signed by their supervisor. Confirmation service requirements must be completed before Christmas break (December 19, 2018). If the service is not completed on or before the due date, Fr. Pat will be notified, and your child may not be confirmed. Confirmation date: February 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.
- Graduation: All students must record their service efforts. (Click Here for Log Sheet)
Graduation service requirements go beyond the Confirmation/Religion requirements. It is anything your child will do for you (at your work), neighbor, family, friends, church, carnival, school, etc. These are volunteer hours and they should not get paid for this work. Work should be recorded on the service sheets throughout the year. You must have the person supervising your child sign the sheets (no parent may sign). We will keep track of all service completed. All students completing a minimum of 10 hours of service for graduation will be included in the end of the year 8th grade graduation activities. The graduation service hours are due April 23, 2019.
We highly encourage students to get as much of their service completed over the summer as possible, especially the Confirmation/Religion requirements. Trinity Catholic and some of the public schools also go to the Soup Kitchen, Thrift Store and Elder Care and it is sometimes very difficult to schedule all these students during the school year! The graduation service hours are not as difficult to schedule. These hours may be ongoing through the year. The difficult part is remembering to write everything down and getting someone to sign the sheet. Please turn in the service sheet as soon as something is complete. Your child will be given credit and the sheet can be returned or they can get another sheet. We keep all service sheets just in case something is questioned.
Thank you for all you do for our Church, school, and community.
8th grade Team