We are so blessed to have such an active and engaged community of parents, grandparents, and friends supporting our school through volunteering. Families at St. Timothy School may choose to either:
- Volunteer for 30 hours in the school and/or parish
- OR -
- Pay a $300 fee in lieu of volunteer hours
Most families at St. Timothy School choose to serve as volunteers, taking advantage of the opportunity to enrich our school while they build relationships with school staff and other school parents. Please note that most service hours accrued by St. Timothy students - including serving at weekend Masses and working at the Festival on The Green - count toward the family volunteer hour requirement. Volunteer hours should be tracked through SchoolSpeak.
For questions about our volunteer policy or for assistance with volunteer hour tracking through SchoolSpeak, please call the school office at 614-451-0739.
Any adult who wishes to volunteer at St. Timothy School in any capacity must comply with both the State laws and Diocese policies that govern volunteers in our school.
STATE OF OHIO
In order to comply with Ohio Revised Code 2151.86, all school volunteers must:
- be fingerprinted AND
- have a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check.
To arrange for fingerprinting and a BCI background check, please call the school office at (614)451-0739.
DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS
In order to comply with the United States Conference of Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and the Best Practices for the Parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, all volunteers must:
- attend a session of “Protecting God’s Children”, a course in child abuse prevention AND
- submit proof of such to the principal.
Click here to learn more about Protecting God's Children, and click here to view a schedule of upcoming scheduled classes in the Diocese. Upon completion, either submit your certificate of completion to the office, or register with the Diocese as a certified volunteer by following the directions here.
I'd like to volunteer at St. Timothy School!
Check back for more information on how to get involved at the 2017 St. Timothy Festival on the Green on July 14 and 15.
Home & School
The members of the St. Timothy Home and School Association are dedicated to support and enhance our children's Catholic education and spiritual growth. We will serve to strengthen our community by uniting the parents, students, and staff through ongoing communication, effective fundraising, and by promoting programs.
St. Timothy Home and School Association sponsors fund raising programs throughout the year to subsidize various enrichment programs and school improvements. School families are encouraged to support the efforts of the Home and School Association through these fund-raisers and through the payment of yearly dues.
School Advisory Board
Saint Timothy School Advisory Board shall function as an advisory board whose purpose shall be to develop and define policies that govern the operation of the school. Its primary concern is the intellectual and spiritual development of the students.
The St. Timothy School Advisory Board consists of the Pastor, the school Principal, Home and School Association President, as well as elected and appointed members. Open meeting are conducted monthly, August through May, and are announced in the weekly parish bulletin.
Anyone interested in addressing the board is welcome to do so by notifying the president one week in advance of the meeting, in writing, stating the nature of the topic or by addressing the Board at the end of the monthly meeting as part of "Comments from the Floor." These comments will be limited to two minutes and may or may not be discussed by the Board.
Incoming families are matched with a "pal" from an existing family. Parent Pals reach out to new families, giving them a familiar face and friendly guide to look for as they get acclimated to the school community.
Room parents work closely with their child's teacher to plan and recruit help for holiday parties and other fun events throughout the year.
Field Trip Chaperones
Look for requests for field trip chaperones from your child's teacher throughout the year. Past destinations have included The Ohio Theater, The Columbus Zoo, Marietta, The Ohio Caverns, The State House, The Ohio Historical Society, COSI, and more.
Library volunteers re-shelve returned books and help students select and check out new books.
Volunteers in the nurse's office provide smiles, compassion, and very basic first aid. Major medical issues and crises are not handled by volunteers in the nurse's office.
Whether you're interested in coaching a specific sport or working behind the scenes with paperwork or uniform coordination, our athletic association would love your assistance.
SPICE stands for Special People In Catholic Education. St. Timothy SPICE Program recognizes that each of our parish children are unique individuals with different learning needs. The SPICE Program supports serving the educational needs of these children. We believe that children have different learning styles that provide diversity in the classroom environment. Working together with the support of the SPICE program, the parish community, pastor, administration, teachers, and parents can help to provide understanding, information, creativity and willingness to address special educational needs.
Many of our after-school activities are moderated by parent volunteers. If you'd like to share your time and expertise by moderating an after-school club, please let us know! Have an idea for a new club we don't currently offer? We'd love to hear your ideas.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.
We are seeking volunteers to serve as coaches and running buddies in our Girls on The Run program for 2016/2017. Training is provided.
Become active in the life of St. Timothy Parish by volunteering as an altar server, eucharistic minister, minister to the sick and homebound, cantor, lector, commentator, greeter, or in one of the many other ministries at work in our parish.
All men of St. Timothy Parish and School are invited to attend St. Timothy Men's Club meetings. The meetings are held every first Monday of the month at 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. If you are interested in learning more about the Men's Club and/or have any questions, please contact the Men's Club President, Sean McNally, at firstname.lastname@example.org.